Chapter 2

Background and basics

Abstract

This chapter introduces the major types of social media Web sites and services, to have a vocabulary of common features, and to understand the origins and landscape of the area.

Keywords

Social media

Social networks

Facebook

Twitter

Before jumping in to all the details of social media, it's useful to know the types of websites and services, to have a vocabulary of common features, and to understand the origins and landscape of the area. This chapter introduces those basics that will be used throughout the rest of the book.

Investigating on Social Media

This book is intended to show investigators how to find information on social media. It covers the basics of social media, but not the very basics of ...

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