It is impossible to know what the future of social media holds, but it is clear that it will continue. Social media is a term that everyone knows. Even the most remote areas of the world have at least heard of Facebook and Twitter, and are probably using them on a regular basis. But it wasn’t always that way. Social media, in its present form, has been around a relatively short term and even though you probably can’t imagine living without it now, except for the last few decades, everyone did.
But it wasn’t always that way. Social media, in its present form, has been around a relatively short term and even though you probably can’t imagine living without it now, except for the last few decades, everyone did.
Of course, how you define social media can determine where you actually start the history of the medium. Social media today consists of thousands of social media platforms, all serving the same but slightly different purpose. Of course, some social media platforms are more popular than others, but even the smaller ones get used by a portion of the population because each one caters to a very different type of person.
Humans are social animals and the more ability to communicate with each other on the level that each person likes best, the more prevalent social media will become. With new and exciting technology, 2015 has been called a record-breaking year for social media sites, and the title is no short of reality. Every year, almost 200 million people are signing up, and by 2016, we are expected to be north of two billion social media users. What seemed like an odd acquisition a few years back by Facebook has now turned into one of the fasted growing social networks in the world, Instagram.
Social media is changing rapidly. We are going from a world of simply tweeting about our cat, periscoping about our lives, to deducing that information to create more impactful and tailored messages. This wave will transform the way we think of social, and hopefully impact the world for the better. Technologies just around the corner, social media will be interesting to see in the coming decades. While some social networks are growing exponentially, others are starting to slow, and some even disappear. What’s next?
Feb 21, 2018 0Christy Walton was born in 1955 .Walton has described...