How the 2020s could be the most ‘social media-obsessed’ decade in history
How the decade ahead will be shaped by how we interact online.
The 20th century marked a major transition in the way people communicate and interact with each other, and while we can certainly thank technological advancements for that, the future will also be shaped more by the changes we’re making to the way we communicate, both physically and digitally.
While some may argue that social media has helped us all become more productive, it’s also led to a shift in our relationship to the world.
As a society, we’ve become increasingly connected, with social media making us less alone and more connected to one another.
As part of this shift, social media and technology have led to unprecedented levels of online communication and collaboration.
But in order to keep pace with the rapid changes of the 21st century, we’re going to need to make some changes to how we connect, work and play in order for our world to stay connected.
What are we doing to keep up?
Today, most of us use social media to keep in touch with family, friends and loved ones.
We also share pictures and videos of friends and family, and we share news, updates and entertainment.
While these online interactions may seem innocuous, they often have a major impact on our daily lives.
A recent study conducted by researchers at Oxford University found that social networks have become the most influential source of news for a whopping 83% of Americans, and more than 80% of those who use Facebook and Twitter are connected to their friends.
While we’ve grown accustomed to using Facebook to connect with family and friends, a recent study suggests that it may not be a great place to start when it comes to keeping up with the news.
Researchers from the University of Manchester asked more than 20,000 people in the U.K. and France to take part in a study to find out what kind of news and social media consumption they’re most likely to do.
What they found was that people who had access to a social media platform were far more likely to be actively engaged with news, than those who weren’t.
More than 70% of people who use Twitter are active news consumers compared to just 27% of users who use a Facebook page.
As we’ve already mentioned, social networks are also used to share photos, videos, and stories.
But what about when it came to the content of our online interactions?
Researchers at Princeton University asked more people to identify what kind, if any, news and information they were most likely or likely to share with friends.
They found that people were far less likely to actively share content from their Facebook page if they had access, compared to if they weren’t, at least for those who used social media.
In addition to this, researchers found that if people don’t regularly share content they find interesting, their connections to others will suffer.
This is because people tend to think that their friends and colleagues are just sharing content that they find useful and relevant, rather than sharing real, hard-to-find information that might have serious consequences.
As a result, it may be important to consider how you interact with people online to make sure that you’re not inadvertently hurting them.
A new study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology found that when people were asked to identify their most “disconnected” online connections, they were more likely than people who weren’t asked to provide their most connected connections.
The researchers found this to be true even when people who aren’t engaged in social media were also asked to indicate their most disconnected connections.
When people were told to identify which of their social connections they were least connected to, they indicated that their most disconnected connection was their relationship to their boss.
This suggests that the disconnect is due to their lack of interaction with their boss, rather as it was in the study where researchers asked participants to identify the most disconnected relationship.
Social media also appears to be impacting the way that people interact with their colleagues.
A recent study found that more than a third of people surveyed reported that they feel less engaged when they’re working with colleagues online, even when they know their work is being shared and viewed by others.
As it stands, the average Facebook user spends roughly two hours per day online, while the average Twitter user spends about a quarter of their time online.
If we’re ever going to truly reach the goals of increasing our social interactions and making our lives more connected, it would be helpful to make these changes as part of a social network.
It’s a tough task, but one that we can all do our best to tackle.
For more ideas on how you can get more out of your time on Facebook and other social networks, read our article on how to keep yourself more connected and more productive on social media for more ideas.