Coming soon to a theater near you, from the director of Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is a film about… Facebook:
Ten years ago, social media wasn’t a term. I got my first email address in 1997. Instant messaging was catching on at that time, as were chat rooms. Then MySpace revolutionized ourlives, quickly followed (and outdone in almost every way imaginable) by Facebook and Twitter. Blogs also went mainstream during this explosion of technological innovation. Now, sites like Postling allow you to combine all of your social networking into one online hub. With the evolution of the cell phone, we now have every outlet of social media available at all times in the palm of our hand.
At the end of the twentieth century, it didn’t exist.
Ten years into the twenty-first century, we can’t live without it.
So what should we make of social media? Come back tomorrow for more.
In the meantime, what forms of social media do you use? I’ll go first: I blog (obviously), and I use Facebook (I left MySpace several years ago), and Twitter. I can update all of them through Postling (but I still use WordPress to do blog entries).