Thursday, November 20, 2014

Death of Social Media

Ben Muzekari
Staff Writer

 The simple concept of change is what makes the world go around. Humans are perceptibly addicted to change and therefore, there is always “new.” We love new things and as time goes, so does our interest for the “old” things we once liked when they were “newer.”
 Recently, it appears that even social media is becoming old, despite the uproar in teenagers abilities to access high-end technology. It’s a simple law; everything eventually dies, whether it’s material or not. But why? Why is the thought to be inevitable idea of social media decreasing in interest?
 First off, to state a given, everything becomes old and therefore less interesting and appealing to the human brain. However, let’s get into more detail. Privacy is a substantial topic and one that is affecting whether or not people use social media sites. Organizations like the NSA and several businesses have been the main conversation of social network. These types of companies are known to collect data and seemingly spy on people through social network. These consequences certainly affect the outcome of many having social media sites, but surprisingly a different and more simplistic type of privacy is even more game-changing.
 This privacy reason may appear dull, but a plethora of our peers affect the way we use social media or even if we use social media. For example, over time, one may begin to start to receive follows or requests from specific people like family, coworkers, friends of friends, and even people who are unknown. This plays a large factor in social media because many people on social network sites are surrounded by people whom they are not necessarily close with. With this said, more and more people are beginning to become uncomfortable with posting and sharing information or opinions on these sites, and therefore are losing interest in social media.
 Additionally, the main reason for social network is not for communication, but for entertainment. Entertainment is often broadcasted on these sites by specific companies and organizations and people enjoy this type of material. However, after people realize the majority of substance is entertainment than discussion, numerous people end up turning to the specific publisher of that content rather than searching for it on a website like Facebook.
 Ultimately, the peak of social media usage has already appeared and now it’s back on its way down again. With the law of change, privacy issues, and publisher content attraction, don’t expect to get many followers any time soon.

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