Social Media is a new wave of communication for the 21st Century. Ever since MySpace and Facebook came around, the way we portray ourselves online can be completely different than the way we portray ourselves in real-life. It has also formed an almost addiction regarding how many of us send and receive information.
Most of us know that MySpace didn’t make the social media boom, but between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, we have various sources to gain information on our friends and family, celebrities, and news stories. We also use these forms of Social Media to connect with people from our past and to stay connected with people. According to the New York Times, 50% of adult Americans have used a social media site. Just 6 years ago, it was only at 5%. That’s amazing!
In this blog series, we will examine these 5 new and “old” forms of social media. These are the only forms that we will be examining right now. There are so many others forms of Social Media out there that if we covered them all, this blog series would never end! We are excited to dive into how different each of these avenues of communication is. How do they work? What do people get out of them? Stay Tuned next week for the first installment: FacebookTweet