The word ‘trend’ itself has been changing in terms of people’s interests and choices. Every year, social media is bringing a new trend to connect with people and making things more customised for individual development. Social media has been playing a crucial role in mass audiences, in enhancing an individual, group, community, country as well as a product identity.
In the recent past, a number of significant audio-video and image stories have been integrated into social media platforms: Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Blogs and many more. The development of advanced technologies and creative ideas have created a buzz amongst people on what will be the next and happening trend in social media. People easily get bored with past trends and start seeking new styles and forms in social media.
Although, it is hard to predict how the social media landscape will trend and change in the coming days, below are some of the latest popular social media trends that are in high fashion among people.
- Growth of live streaming
Live video streaming has changed the way people interact with one another and share their experiences, through live events such as football or cricket games, concerts, cultural events and so on. The live streaming trend is transforming everyone into a citizen journalist by giving easy access to anyone with a smartphone. According to a survey, about 1.6 billion and plus users are available in the Facebook live app, and a lot more consumers are involved in live streaming of their activities.
- ‘Your story’ visible for 24 hours
‘Your story’ will only exist for 24 hours, and then after that, a new one will appear. Nowadays, people love to post their pictures, statuses, quotes and videos of their daily day to days in the ‘Your story’ section on Facebook and Instagram instead of posting it to their timeline. The short and sweet ‘Your story’ invention has been attracting many people every day to use it for new ideas and styles.
With the rise of the messaging and chatting trend, chatbots have been developed to make service easier and faster for the customers. Basically, chatbots are artificial intelligence systems that interact with users via messaging, text or speech. In the near future, we won’t be chatting with just friends on Facebook and WhatsApp only but with Bots, which will be representing different companies from all around the world.
- Sticky Al
Sticky Al is an artificial neural network app which helps capture yourself as a still or GIF image. It takes your own selfie stickers and also creates animated stickers that gets saved into the sticker pack, making it easy to share in conversation with family, friends and colleagues; you can also share them via any compatible messaging or social media app, such as Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, iMessage and so on.
Blogs are online chronicle texts that are updated frequently or on a daily basis, usually written in short phrases and sentences that readers can respond to with comments. Like most new innovations on the internet, a blog has become an internet diary where every group, company and even an individual can share their knowledge, expertise, thought processes and goals to everyone. Blogs are often included in social media because of their ability to allow readers to comment, and get involved in a string of discussions with bloggers and others who read the blog to make it social.