What will be the next Facebook ?
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So what do humans do when they communicate in the internet ?
Large amounts of content exchanged in social networking sites like facebook consist of cats and baby pictures (look how happy i am, look how cute this is)... Which content industry is the biggest in the internet ? Porn (Look how horny i am, are you horny as well ?)... Billions of teenagers and even adults communicate in the internet in order to get a "peer review of their life" or provide others with such a review... Before the internet, you could get resonance only from humans in your social circle (family, friends, colleagues)...Now people can ask the internet the most important question there is: What do you think about me ?
People naturally crave for emotional feedback and anything which promises to provide such a feedback is greatly appreciated! Hence the success of facebook....
Think about the importance of emoticons... Have a look at sites like reddit and 4chan, immensely popular amongst the future adult generations... what people are doing on these sites is to exchange text, images, video and sound in order to convey emotions...
Every internet- or mobile application which supports people to exchange content charged with emotions will succeed... Once computer-brain-interfaces and/or computer-body-interfaces are maturing (they are already available for the gaming sector and they get cheaper and more usable) there will be applications which use these in order to transport emotions from users to users.....
Feb 3, 2014
A good analysis of the situation of social media.
It also shows us that social media is very superficial, and in most cases, nothing more than a fun pastime. I know and use multiple professional platforms and see the difficulty to generate the commitment from the users.
Perhaps it is more important to ask us: how can we create a network with more engagement and who is useful for all.
Not yet existing service asks: "How Do You Feel ?"