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posted by Yasmeen Freightman in Lifestyle

What's Next for Social Media?

November 12, 2012

Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Tumblr. Myspace (huh?).

All of these websites' goals are to connect people, worldwide, through one social outlet. However, as fast-paced as technology is, what's next for social networking online?

Why try and put your thought into 160 characters on Twitter, when a picture says a thousand words? Sites like Pinterest and Instagram are becoming very famous. Instagram, which started out as a mobile-based social network only for pictures, allowed for people to capture spontaneous events taking place with their camera phones, and upload and share them with other Instagram users.

Speaking of cell phones, the smartphone is the next-best thing to a laptop. That's why many creators of social networks are fixated on becoming more mobile-friendly, especially since location is becoming a very big aspect to many social network users. Computer analysts and many companies are already calling it Web 3.0, or the Semantic Web: a web that is mobile-based.

So, what would you like to see in the future of social networking?

What are your favorite social networks? Your least favorite?

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