Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Social Media Trends

Social media took off in 2004 when Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz launched Facebook from their Harvard dorm room. Since then, social media trends have skyrocketed, especially among teen users.

Over the last eleven years, social media has exploded. Teens post to several apps every day, particularly Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Twitter is still on the charts for where teens post, but it sits at number four. 

With the ability to connect your networks, it's also easy to post to multiple sites everyday. And with smartphone apps, it's easy to post throughout the day. You can take a picture of you and your friends at an event with Instagram, and then share that picture on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. You can post updates throughout the day on Facebook, and have them instantly tweeted too.

Social media sites are growing every day. It's easier to stay connected to everyone now more than ever. However, the connections aren't the same as face-to-face connections. So do yourself a favor: Turn off your smartphone for an hour or two everyday, and make a real connection with your friends and family. You'll be glad you did.

What is your favorite social media app? I love Facebook and Instagram! Be sure to follow me there.

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