Friday, 13 April 2012

Social Media and the Future

 I believe social media has some great plans for what it is going to do for the future. I think the next step to social media is more video chats becoming available on the social media websites, Facebook has already started to do so and it has become a hit! Apple products also have a new video chat app which works amazing and is called Face Time, but i think the next thing we will be looking out for, is video chat on sites like Twitter. Video chatting on social media websites will gain a huge popularity all around the world, it saves time from having to type out and you can say a lot more from talking over typing.

Who knows what else we can plan on seeing in the future with social media, it is just full of surprises what people can do with technology.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Social Media and Social Change

I do believe that social media has the potential to bring about real social change! Almost everyone to this day has joined at least 1 or more social media websites, since has become the biggest craze over the recent years. People can access these sites almost anywhere and anytime now, not only on a laptop, but also on smart phone apps. This has definitely changed the way of real social change in a drastic way making it easier for people to stay in contact with all their friends and families.

This social change has also taken place with companies and corporations, also every business has a facebook, twitter or even a youtube page. Businesses are doing this because they know that people are contently on their smart phones checking out these sites, so by businesses joining these sites they can keep their consumers up to date with recent company news and even new products and promotions they will be having.

Social change has even happened with non-profit businesses, if you have heard of the Silent Children then you have to had heard or watched the video about Kony 2012. This non-profit business has gotten their word across to people in a matter of days, even hours, they did this so they can get people to recognize a problem that has been going on, on the other side of the world and making it an important issue here so then the government will hear everyone and help make a difference and stop it from happening.

I think it's amazing how much change social media has made across the world in all different ways, and i  believe in over the years this will improve even more.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Social Media and the Quality of News and Information

Ever since social media has become a big hit, the quality of news and information has increased dramatically.  Not only can news stations post the latest news on their online websites, but also to their companies or personal Twitter and Facebook pages, this can make getting the latest news so much easier. For example, if someone doesn’t have time to sit down and watch the news on TV or read the newspaper, they can go online on either their computer, or smartphones to read up on what’s going on around their area, or even around the world.

Not only has social media increased the quality of news and information, it has increased how fast word can travel. If breaking news happens half way around the world in seconds it can be on TV or online here for people to hear or read about.

I believe that the information the news shares, and how they share it has increased for the better, thanks to social media. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Perception of Social Media

Many people today have different perceptions of social media, and wonder: do you think it is a fad or the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?

Today I thought I would give my point of view on how I perceive social media. 

To start things off, what is social media? Well, there are many ways social media can be explained, but in the easiest way to describe it, social media is a way how people can communicate to each other electronically. Some examples of social media are: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, etc... 

More and more people each day jump on the bandwagon and join a social media site. This is mostly because it is easier to stay up-to-date on the latest news, or even TV shows if they happened to miss it. Also by joining social media sites it's convenient to stay close with friends and family, when they aren't close by. 

Even companies are using social media to get their company know around the world. Business may even choose to advertise online rather than around a town. By doing this they are already helping the economy by saving paper, and it is more effective. Another reason why businesses use social media, is to reach out to the public, and keep them updated with recent news and events that may be happening.

Therefore believe that social media has become one of the biggest shifts since the Industrial Revolution, so come on and jump on the bandwagon with social media!

Saturday, 7 January 2012