Wednesday, 11 April 2012

How do you think social media will change in the future? What other trends would you add to the mix? Are they any specific technologies that you think will gain popularity or emerge?

Use of Social Media
Social media has already become one of the most popular interests in today’s society, there isn't much left of the real world that has not been acquainted with social media. In the future, I believe Facebook and Twitter will become more popular and will have an easier interface to appeal to the older population. Facebook, hopefully, will realize their demographic is getting older therefore increase their font size like Twitter. Also, I think there will always be people using social media because of its possibilities, which means companies, will be constantly improving the user experience and interface. As a result of social media growing popularity with individual, companies, charity, not-for-profit, entrepreneurs and entertainment business this gives me reason to believe that networking and building partnerships will be much easier. I trend I could see is making YouTube more instantaneous with interacting with it’s users. For example, live chats on YouTube so users can get instant feedback from subscribers or potential subscribers instead of having video response long after the original video was posted. The two specific technologies that I think will gain popularity is Foursquare because all that is required is to text where you are from your phone, which most people do anyways to find out if their friends are nearby. A gadget that might help with this is a phone or small device with GPS and wireless that automatically checks your location, updates for you, and to see if other friends are close then notifying you. Pretty much the technologies that will gain popularity are the ones that are used for social media, technologies such as: Blackberries, iPhones, iPads, Laptops, and any hand held technologies or just any other technologies that allow you to access social media.


  1. Since Myspace was the place to be back 10 years ago and now it gets about 1 hit a day because of websites like Facebook and Twitter... Do you not think that a NEW type of social media will take over and dry our the big leading social media sites we have today?

  2. I agree with you. Social Media has more and more popular and important in our life. And also social media will be used lots of areas in the future.:)

  3. WELL, foursquare isn't really a technology, its more like software, and this GPS tracker you speak of IS the technology, but that's been out for a while now. I think you mean of it becoming more integrated with society, but if it becomes super integrated, I probably won't use it. I don't think I'll ever let people track me to where I am all the time, there are way too many bad people out there that would exploit it. It's like they can plan to do anything they want with you and you wouldn't have a single clue.

  4. Good post,

    I agree, Facebook should start to adjust to their demographic in order to grow. Maybe in the future a new social media site will take over Facebook, kind of like MySpace. 3D and tablet applications should continue to grow as well.

    I don't really get how live chat would work on YouTube video's, but nonetheless good points.