May 11, 2017

Has the post social media era begun?

I constantly think about the direction social networks are developing. To me, there are public social networks like Instagram, Facebook etc., and private social micro-networks like FB messenger or Whatsapp. Note that all these companies belong to Facebook. If you look at WeChat in China, they try to combine both in one huge app. Also Snapchat has a "left" side (seen from the camera), which is a messenger, and a "right" side, which clearly is a social network with a newsfeed. I haven't made up my mind yet where I believe things are going, but here's an interesting article on meshedsociety about the possible "post social network era":

http://meshedsociety.com/the-post-social-media-era-and-the-evolution-of-social-networking/