The term “social media” is way overused

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Just because it’s on the Internet or created by a single person doesn’t make it social.

Within the last couple years, everything that individuals created on the Internet was reclassified as “social media.” It used to be called user generated content (UGC for short), which was often disparaging. So social isn’t necessarily worse—except that it’s misleading.

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