Social Media as we know is going viral in today’s time. We won’t talk about late 90s or early millennium. Let’s start with 2004.
Can’t we have a fair idea of what is going on? And we are still building. Yes, we are. Major impacts were from twitter and facebook. Unanswered questions are two:
a) Is Social Media over-killing us?
b) Why are we building more? What next?
When this was asked to facebook, they couldn’t respond to it. They are telling the stories of twice reach to the population, three times ROI but then for whom? For already the people/brands who had the million following already, other than facebook. I am not talking exception here but seriously, make me aware of one person/brand that started up and had a normal approach and has reached to their highest peak they never thought of and facebook helped. I am not criticizing the Social Network which helped us in so many ways but then isn’t it becoming too much? Just like a balloon which bursts when overblown.
There are a million tweets posted on twitter on daily basis. This concept is still bearable because you can easily unfollow something/somebody. But then this goes to all the people who update their life minute by minute & just aiming to have a quarter million tweets till you die? Do not generalize it so much that people actually start losing interest in their timelines which will eventually happen one day if this continues. Yet, it is much under control of an individual.
Also, ever since I’ve joined facebook, updated my profile, my email is spammed a thousand times in a day, are you losing my private information to data centers? If not, I am not the only one accusing you of this.
The year chart only mention the websites/portals which have become world famous in a very less time and have millions of people using them on daily basis but what about others? Well, we hardly notice any of them.
For many people as soon as they turn on their PCs/Laptops, there is a string which they follow:
-The basis of the above timeline is based out of a generic survey done in which people switch over Social Networks before everything/anything else.
So, this is the sort of generic timeline a normal approach individual follows. And looking at this, can we say “is Social Media overkilling?
In previous times, people turned into Angels & Daemons, are we expecting a Socio Maniac World now, I mean forget God, people wake up checking their Social Networks now. ..!
Whether it is a professional network of a blog or almost anything which doesn’t involve human contact and yet has a million reach is complimented in today’s date. Question still remains unanswered that whether balloon as we call, will burst.