The only constant in this world is change. Things come into existence and then disappear, rise and fall in popularity, go from fads to fade. I’ve been fascinated with how the real and the digital world have become intertwined and how their inner workings resemble one another. Online trends and sites that gain popularity are paradoxically almost instantly doomed. It’s in digital users’ nature to get bored, sooner or later. Apparently, even social media giants aren’t immune to this, so let’s take a closer look at the decline of Facebook and where it leads us.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Group chats have never been more popular. They remind me of a miniature version of online forums, which in turn are an extension and distant relatives of ancient Roman fora, where people gathered for business and various social activities. The main difference now is group chats require no physical space. But what makes them so appealing to individuals and how businesses can take advantage of this opportunity? Let’s find out, shall we?READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Have you texted anyone today? I bet most of you have, or will, depending on the time of the day you’re reading this post. Despite phone calls usually being more convenient, plus the growth of video chatting apps like iPhone’s FaceTime, text messaging seems to be holding strong, refusing to be deemed obsolete. Is it on the rise, though, has it plateaued, or maybe there is some decline after all? Bear with me as I examine the state of texting in the year 2019.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
On a scale from 1 to Pharrell, how happy would you say you are? How do you define and measure happiness anyway? Do you just ask someone if they’re happy, or try to asses their physiological functions? Maybe look for the use of certain words? Contentment is something we all strive for, and social media have been playing a major role in shaping the way people feel about their lives. As the user count of various social networks goes up, the connection deepens, and you may need a conscious effort to stay on your path to personal happiness.
In Part 1, I’ve laid out the basics when it comes to using hashtags on some of the most popular social media platforms and sprinkled a couple of my own observations here and there, stemming from using social sites on a regular basis. If you’ve only just found this post and don’t feel like an expert hashtag user, I suggest you acquaint with the previous post first. If, however, you’ve read it already, or otherwise feel pretty confident about where and how you tag things, buckle up for a dose of personal remarks on how to best use hashtags on social media.
My presence in the online socialverse has lead me to believe that some people could use a couple of hints to step their hashtag game up. And I don’t mean this in a patronizing way. I’m just trying to extend a helping hand to my fellow social media users. If you’re thinking ‘huh, what does this guy know that I don’t already?’, well, a couple of things, actually, that I didn’t think of before doing research on the topic. So, no matter how much of a hashassin you consider yourself to be, I still reckon that reading this post will not be a waste of your time. Get ready for Part 1 of how to best use hashtags on social media. And Part 2, once you’re done here.