Matthew N. O. Sadiku, Mahamadou tembely, Sarhan M. Musa


Social media (or social networking) is a universal phenomenon.  It is the most popular online activity worldwide. It empowers people to share their opinions with others online.

It has opened new ways of communication in the hyper-connected world. It has become an integral part of modern society as they provide means of interacting and socializing. This paper briefly introduces beginners to social media.

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