Sunday, 1 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?

In my opinion, I feel like the use of social media has constantly been changing from time to time. I remember when I was in elementary school and everyone would be using MSN and MySpace as a form of communication to try and communicate to their friends. As soon as Facebook had been introduced, everyone started to focus their attention more so on Facebook, causing social media sites like MSN and MySpace to be obsolete where very few people are using those sites.  Thus, I feel like social media will change in the future by the introduction of new social media sites being introduced to the public. As of right now everyone is hung up over using Facebook and Twitter, however who knows what the next innovation may be in regards to a newer version of sites like these. Furthermore, I feel like trends such as interviews being done over social media sites like Skype, will continue to increase as people are finding it to be more convenient in terms of their busy schedules as opposed to physically being at the interview face to face. Last but not least, I feel like technologies like the iPad will continue to emerge, causing other technologies like the lab top to eventually be obsolete just like how VHS systems are obsolete and people are turning to their Blu- ray systems as well as their DVD players. Also, the iPad is much easier for people to carry around with as opposed to lugging around a laptop and it also looks more professional in terms of the business sector. As technology continues to change, so should business in order to remain in tune with the media.