Along with this, there are talks of Facebook purchasing other social media platforms like Pinterest, Bing and Spotify.
Some people think the Zuck needs some adult supervision. With many advertisers expressing unhappiness with the ROI received sales wise, what will the value of Facebook be to an investor?
I think this calls for advertisers to dig deeper in measuring brand awareness and forecasting sales from that, since Facebook seems to have a greater probability at achieving that instead of immediate sales.
Oh how I like Mike Stopforth’s blog post about Social Media Addiction! I won’t tell him though, it might make him think he’s amazing at this social media thing and get (even more) addicted.
He makes a point about how social media makes ordinary people feel like accomplished somebodies, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” This need for validation we have freaks me out! But is it all that bad..?
We need validation outside of social media any way, it’s one of those strings that makes us human. For us mere mortals, social media is a platform to show a bigger circle of people how smart/cool/witty we really are! Can we ever get enough validation? It’s like being a celebrity, you can never have too many fans (or maybe you can, perhaps we should ask @NonhleThema).
Social media allows us more control over the image we want to portray and control of our conversations. It lets us be aspirational.
Now, as for forgetting to interact with those near us, that’s something we have to work on. As Mike says, we should give focus to that area too. Make a plan, prioritise it.
Apparently Facebook use results in lower school grades; with it’s ‘addictive’ capabilities, users and in this case students, tend to spend a lot of time on it. Does it mean they are studying less? Well, seemingly NOT.
Check out the cool infographic on the fiindings of market research - The Truth about Facebook and Grades