If you were to go back 10 years and ask a member of the public: “Do you have a social media account” they most likely would’ve responded with: “A what?”
Such has been the rise of social media that it is now an essential part of many people’s lives. 10 years might not be that long a period of time in the grand scheme of things but the rise in people who use social media has been astronomical due to networks such as Facebook, Twitter and sites like MySpace and Bebo in the earlier days. For example, in 2005, Facebook had 1 million monthly users, in 2006 – 6 million and so on it grew year-by-year. Fast-forward 10 years to the first-quarter of 2016 and that number had risen to 1.654 billion users!
In this article I will be taking a look at the evolution of social media and specifically young people’s use of it. Continue reading “The Social Media boom: How youngsters react and adapt” »