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?
I do think social media will change in the future. Social media will change the way people interact with one another and become more advanced as time goes on. There will be a greater increase in people using social media sites. Social media allows you to not even leave your house to find out what’s happening around the world. With a simple click of a button, you will get all the information you need.
When it comes to trends, I feel like BBM will fade away and the new smart phones and androids will take over. For the first time, sales of smartphones outpaced sales of desktops and laptops. IPhone and IPad applications were downloaded more than 7 billion times. Also research shows e-mail access is now on the rise on the iPhone while declining on the computer. I also think Facebook will fade away. There is always a problem with Facebook. Every time I log on to my Facebook account (through my phone) there is always someone complaining about how Facebook changed and they don't like it anymore. Even Human relationships will change. Human Relationships will no longer be as physically dependent and we will befriend and hang out with people from all over the world and all walks of life, all ethnicity and all beliefs.
Overall, I do think social media will change in the future. Every day there is always some sort of new device coming out and it keeps getting better and better. The acceleration of innovation in online technologies and the ways we can discover consume and engage with information can be a challenge to keep up with, but that doesn't mean we will stop. We will no longer be passive media consumers. Media will interact with us in dynamic ways on all platforms.