After all like I’ve stated in the past: The way websites are used will always be up to society itself.
For example: Did you know Facebook was originally some college website with software?
When the rise of a website called TSU emerged on the web it seemed to draw in a lot of anti-Facebook users who were desperately seeking out an alternative. Largely due to the idea of being able to monetize personal content and getting away from online negativity. Somehow this hasn’t affected the company’s growth but there is speculation that it could face issues down the line at its current pace. So far the only thing that has changed with that platform is the idea of adding a dislike button and it’s only thanks to a drop in interest by younger members.
The only original thing they have added in the last few years is something called “Moments” which seem to capture trending topics in the world, I guess. But it’s nothing that has taken the internet by storm and even though there have been reports that it’s gained more users in the last couple of years. The changes to timelines which forces regular users to pay for exposure for advertisers sake has seem to also contribute to a drop in interest. In fact these may have been the add-on’s that caused investors to leave the company somewhat years ago. Which was originally implemented by Facebook in the first place.
After news broke that Twitter may be struggling to stay relevant it seems that there has been a broad scope of Social Media at large. In general, the use of all platforms seems to be receding with the exception of those used by the younger generation. It’s the same element that killed off Myspace along with major technological changes on the web that sort of outdated it as a whole. What also can be said is that the decision to limit exposure could be blamed on the alternative investments of advertising in general. Which brought down writing sites like Bubblews and contributed to a drop in revenue on You Tube.
But outside of those main factors along with the constant rising cost it takes to pay for server space. The overall issue that Social Media sites face today as a whole seems to be how it expects to hold its place online by making money without sacrificing intrigue with its own members. Because lately the business motto seems to be - “Deal With It Guys, I Gotta Survive”!
Written by Antonio Westley
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