The future

Yeah \o/ finally the last post:)

The last but certainly not the least 🙂

This post is basically to highlight the important concepts and ideas that I have shared with you for the last 12 weeks.

We started on the subject on seeing how Social Media has dramatically changed since it first begun with Web 1.0 and how it has been changing the world around us since then. Going through the evolution of technology on post 3.

To cover a bit of the Social Media historical account please see the main events presented below:

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Alternatively click here to watch a video.

With all these rapid changes in Social Media we can clearly see how we became dependent on online channels. According to Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group the year of 2014 marked social media’s move into mainstream.

He says: “It’s no longer passed over as a fad. Social media is now part of our fabric of society, like mobile phones and computers – it’s a staple of our everyday life.”

If we stop to think now it’s a bit scary how fast social media is growing. As much as Social Media is a great tool, is convenient and also very beneficial sometimes it can be prejudicial. It appears to replace real social interaction amongst people with a virtual interaction with a ‘medium of technology’ in between individuals. For example, it becomes a normal phenomenon in any regular household for members of the family to ‘chat’ with one another in the confines of their rooms rather than approach each other face to face. Literally, we see more and more people don’t talk more as much as they used to be before without all this smartphones etc.

before smartphones-07What will be the impact that Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 technologies (and will have) on social media for organisations and businesses?

Web 2.0 was social with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. With Web 3.0, we are more looking into virtual world being created through the web such as online virtual shopping malls, and online virtual tradeshows. Interaction with our devices reach a new level of intelligence when Web 3.0 allows us to ask our phones where a nearby movie theater is and where to go afterward for dinner. Eventually, as our devices learn more about our preferences , we can simply ask “where should I go for dinner” and you will get a response tailored to your interests.

Having these handy features dramatically change affect organisations in a way that they need to always to have the ability to provide more efficient strategy through integrated changes in the work spaces.

What are possible future directions for social media?

The physical and digital worlds will be more highly connected than ever before. As I said above, we can already see today that we are able to run in the park and track our progress online while still being connected with our friends. We can likewise readily track the progress of our weight loss or other data, with iPhone apps that connect to our Facebook and twitter profiles.

There is no doubt that the way we are going seems that the future will be even be more challenging which makes me quite concerned. After watching this video, click here we clearly see a family totally dependent on social media and technology.  This phenomenon is inevitably the social norm now and as much as we regret its negative impact on the ‘family’ as the basic social structure, in the end we just have to compromise and learn to accept the changing nature of human interaction.  I believe that we can still go through this change positively as long as the inherent goodness in human nature is still intact and ethical considerations of behavior is observed.

That’s me:)

All the best to everyone with your blogs!

Thanks for reading:)

 

References

Bawab, H. (2014). Effects of Web 3.0 in the New Digital World. Retrieved from htps://www.linkedin.com

Burnham, K. (2014). 5 Top Social Media Trends for 2014. Retrieved from http://www.informationweek.com

Koganpage. (2013). 10 Expert Predictions on the Future of Social Media. Retrieved from https://www.koganpage.com/article

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