Over the last 7 months or so, I’ve found myself to be increasingly aggravated with Facebook and find myself on it less and less (pertaining to my PERSONAL Facebook.) However I seem to be spending that time I’ve decreased on Facebook on other social media outlets such as Pinterest, Instagram and my favorite, Twitter. So I began thinking – What is it that is turning me off to Facebook? Then I started noticing: It was the ridiculous names like “Jennifer ‘SheGotzHerOwn’ Smith” and “Dominique ‘JuicykBaby’ Hicks. It was the seemingly NEVER ENDING event invites. It was the incredibly annoying game requests. It was the mobile website always being slow. It was the dozens of fake profiles friend requesting me every week. It was being added to groups that I want absolutely nothing to do with because it’s in a damn city I don’t live in. Quite literally, it is everything.
So naturally I began wondering – Wondering what the next big thing in social media was going to be. I was stumped. I still am. What is going to inevitably replace Facebook because let’s face it, it’s on it’s way out. I’ve felt that way for quite some time and as every day passes, I can’t help but feel that I’m right in thinking that.
I started looking at other social media platforms that are currently out: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+. Since I am participating in the Social Media Club South Florida Blog Off this month (thank you Alex de Carvalho!), a contest within members of the Miami/South Florida based club, where participants are to blog 30 times in the next 30 days (or as much as possible) – I figured analyzing some social media platforms would be an interesting on-going topic, not to mention one that I will certainly be learning a lot from as I’m writing the articles. First social media platform, Linked In! Stay tuned!