Saturday, 14 April 2012

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

Social media is always changing and updating, it is the latest way of keeping in touch with everyone. Although you can never know what’s going to happen next, guessing is the next best thing you can do. Therefore, I believe that there will be one main tool that will let you access all social media accounts in one convenient area, instead of having to log into many other accounts. Although there are some devices that will provide notifications for all accounts, for researchers to access this idea even more they would have to get the support from everyone who is involved in the social media sites. An example of a similar type of social media was Google Plus; it offered its users with the ability to have a type of Facebook page as well as Skype. Although it didn’t receive very good reviews I feel that it could be big someday. To get social media tools to be a big hit, they need to offer appealing factors to the users. An example of that could be Twitter, it wasn’t that popular but then it updated its site, more and more users continued to join in posting maximum 140 characters, tagging their friends and celebrities.

Another feature that social media could change, would be videoconferences, I feel that this will continue to grow in the future. This could be used through Skype, Face time and other programs. This is a more efficient way to connect with family, friends, co-workers and future businesses. It has a positive aspect due to the fact that instead of traveling, you are able to connect with someone via videoconference with the click of a button. Many companies are now offering interviews via videoconference. I find to be very neat, affordable and convenient.

I believe that social media will continue to grow advancing technologies as well as programs that we already have to continue to make it easier for us to communicate for one another. It amazes me at how fast things can change within the social media world. It never seems to fail me at all of the new trends and ways we are now able to connect with one another. I believe that social media will continue to improve and will never fail at pleasing us. 

1 comment:

  1. "Another feature that social media could change, would be videoconferences, I feel that this will continue to grow in the future." I completely agree with you here. Video conferencing is going to get so much bigger in the future...such social media tools such as MSN plus have just included video conferencing and have gotten a good response from adding this feature. Also I think 3D video conference calls would be a neat invention as you feel like you're talking face to face with one another....Although you might have a hard time convincing CEO's of companies to put on those ridiculous glasses for conference calls ...haha