Social media is set to be the growing communication medium of choice for most connected people in the world over the next decade. Expect to see significantly enhanced interactivity, advances in connected technologies, better analytics and real-time engagement in remote or attended events.
In the coming years social media will grow exponentially.Growth will come primarily from the rapidly expanding online and mobile user bases in emerging markets.More than 30 percent of the global population will have the unprecedented capability to connect with anyone.Social media will play a greater role in consumer decisions to bet, play and consume.Individuals will be highly connected through mobile technology and social media.
The convergence of social media and analytics can lead to significant reduction in the innovation process.Most recruitment efforts will be moved online through social media and the Internet.Firms will adopt sophisticated intelligent automated social search and analysis algorithms.Social media will be the media.
WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE ONLINE
RISKS OF EXPANDING SOCIAL NETWORKS
The Common Sense Media survey found that 13 percent of teens reported being cyber-bullied at least once.And social media can be a conduit for accessing inappropriate content like violent images or pornography. Nearly two-thirds of teens who use social media said they “'often' or ‘sometimes' come across racist, sexist, homophobic, or religious-based hate content in social media.”In the Common Sense Media report, more than a quarter of teens said that “social media is ‘extremely' or ‘very' important for them for expressing themselves creatively.”
LACK OF PRIVACY
Most of the time, the users themselves are to blame as they share content that should not be in the public eye.
I've been catfished, oh no
a profile picture
i must have my account on private its not safe if it isnt
Stalking, identity theft, personal attacks, and misuse of information are some of the threats faced by social media users.theft, personal attacks, and misuse of information are some of the threats faced by social media users.The confusion arises from a lack of understanding of how the private and public elements of an online profile actually work.
the bottom line
Research conducted by parse.ly shows that the life expectancy of a story posted on the web is 2.6 days, compared to 3.2 days when a story is shared on social media. That’s a difference of 23%, which is significant when you consider that billions of people use the internet daily.
The longer social media users actively access the information, the more discussion it generates and the greater the social media impact.
One positive impact of social media is in the distribution of information in today’s world. Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and others have made it possible to access information at the click of a button.