Another Day, Another Social Media Platform

By; Anna Maggio

Am I the only one who feels like they can’t keep up with social media? This week, a new update on Facebook called stories and it honestly just made my eyes roll. I understand Instagram and Facebook are owned by the same people but is it really necessary? Its like, “hang on, post this on my Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram story”. Let’s look at Facebook Live for example, has that really been successful? Because I’m pretty sure the first thing people think of when they hear Facebook Live is the crimes linked behind it. I googled Facebook Live and this is the first things that pop up…

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All I am saying is we should be using media as a resource for communication and marketing, not false stories and vent sessions about how stressful being a mom is. The media presents us with so much opportunity that is wasted on argumentative and negative stories. Facebook stories to me seems like another tool that could be used in a negative way. This article on mashable.com talks about how Facebook stories takes away from the anonymously behind creeping on your friends because it tells you who viewed it when. People love the illusion of anonymity behind Facebook because of how much broader and customized your news feed is. Between that and the FB messaging app update with its camera and filters, it will only be a matter of time before Snapchat is no longer relevant. The Verge worlds it as, “THE WAY PEOPLE CREATE CONTENT IS CHANGING TO BE FROM TEXT TO PHOTOS AND VIDEOS.”

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Between all of the social media competition, we need to use this resource in a better productive way other. Learning how to create community around these forms of entertainment is the only way it will succeed.  With all these forms of context, it is easy to get lost in a false representation of self-presentation. Hopefully, things don’t adapt too much to the point where the significance of social media is outweighed through image.

Sources; http://mashable.com/2017/04/02/facebook-stories-anonymous/#6mptmP38CSq7

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/28/15081398/facebook-stories-snapchat-camera-direct

 

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