USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH: AN OVERVIEW

Shantashree Sengupta

Social media is gaining attraction day by day across all the age groups of users for variety of purposes. Even though at the onset, it seems to be the largest mode of quickly communicating with people and/or for entertainment but it has another perspective of being more meaningfully used.  The present article attempts to overview the use of Social Media as one of the nascent research tool; points to be considered while doing social media research, benefits of types of social media and introducing the Social Media Research Team (SmeRT).

Keywords: Social Media, Social Networking Sites, SmeRT, Social Media Research, Social Research.

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