In the world we live in today relies so heavily on social media to the point that most people connected to the internet have social media in some shape or form. Whether it be a Facebook account for staying connected with college friends, a Twitter to share cat videos, an Instagram to post endless photos of food, or a LinkedIn to hopefully find a foreseeable job for the future; social media has taken a significant role in lives of not just everyday Americans but anyone connected to the web.
To me the idea that social media became such a big thing in this new millennium is astonishing since the Web developed in probably the similar amount of time it took for social media sites to flourish. The other astonishing concept to me is that one of the first social media sites, MySpace today is irrelevant compared to Facebook which came a few years later which has exploded to become a global phenomenon.
Obviously there’s a debate whether social media has become more of a tool or nuisance in today’s day and age. But one thing for sure is that if it were to someday disappear then communication and the overall usage of the Web would change drastically.