There is no doubt that social media will grow in popularity as years go by. Social media as of now is an emerging new form of how we will communicate with others and how the world will communicate with us. As time goes by, more and more people will be using social media as their prime way to get information and news. Millions of people sharing info with millions of people via online, rather than a couple thousand sharing info to a couple million via news channels and newspapers.
Social media is not a phase, it is not a fad or simple
alternative to get info and communicate with others. It is the basis of all
communication for the future. 10 years ago we didn't have Facebook or Reddit to
see what’s going on in our world. Now with a click of the mouse or the touch of
your screen you are shown a great amount of info that you could never hope to
find on a newspaper. You could never actively communicate with business all
over the world instantly. With so many possibilities on how to shape our way of
communicating online we can only imagine what role social media will play in 10
I imagine people walking around wearing their Google glasses or
reading the news on their digital watch. Newspapers will no longer exist and
the news organization will exist solely online or on television/radio. When a
story breaks you will not "hear more about this at 11". When a story
breaks it will pop up online within the hour and you can access it anywhere. I
imagine Facebook dying in the future, due to more and more people getting
concerned about their privacy online.
In the near future there will be a much higher demand for
social media apps that value the users privacy more and more. A lot more people
will also be part of the online community. When a petition against something is
set up online, people don't care too much about it. A lot more voters don't use
the internet for news so not a lot of attention will be paid towards them.
However in the past election social media did play a role in gathering the
youth vote. In the future It won’t be just the youth vote on the web that's
being targeting. I can see presidential candidates participate in online
elections and actively communicate with people online.
In short the presence social media has in our lives will only grow.
As more and more people join the online community it will no longer be a simple
minority of people on the web. Online communities will become a highly sought