Social Media Frenzy
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Social Media Frenzy

Posted On October 25, 2013
Author: Gordon McKernan

I know I am middle aged, and there are a lot of things I may not necessarily understand. One of these being, the rapid growth of social media. While I was growing up, we didn’t have social media outlets like everyone has today. There are so many social media outlets, I feel like it would be difficult for anyone to keep up with them all.

Facebook was one of the first, major social media platforms that is still very popular today.  The purpose we to keep up with old friends and make new ones, which made sense.  Twitter launched in 2006, which I still don’t completely understand. Now there is Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, the list is truly endless I feel like. My question is, are there any “rules” relating to any of these social media sites? Can you be too old, too young? Can you post too much or too little? All of these questions surround me when I view social media handles.

It seems like to me you can make social media into anything you want to make it. Maybe there aren’t any “rules” because of that reasoning. Possibly there aren’t set social media norms because no one really knows what the parameters are. I think social media is so interesting and has played a large part in society with marketing, advertising and general news. I am interested to see where social media will be in 5 or even 10 years.