Introduction

Social media has become inherent in our everyday life to the extent that we find it difficult to do without it. No doubt, social media is somewhat young. Some of the social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest came around in 2010, Facebook was born in 2004, Tumblr came around in 2008 and in 2006 Twitter was born. Looking at all these, have you ever thought of what social media will be like in 20 years? Is there are room for growth? Will there be a continual growth in today’s network?

No doubt accelerated and major changes take place during the early years, just like in normal life. Presently, there are more than 1.96 billion users on social media in the world and there is still a lot of growing happening in the world of social media. In the next 20 years, there are lots of development that will occur which include an increase in the number of users. The growth can be in great pain, increment or spurts.

Some possible growth of social media in 20 years

There can be an efficient increase in machine learning. It is an emerging technology that stands as a means of increasing productivity. It represents a massive industry.

It can give birth to a standard live streaming video. On today’s social media platform, there has been a huge push for live video streaming. Now you can easily stream online whenever and wherever you like. Imagine what will happen in 20 years.

Organic reach can go in extinction. Presently, social media platforms have made it difficult to reach your users organically. Some of the platforms such as Facebook has transformed into a paid marketing platform. In the next 20 years, this will be more obvious.

New experiences will be created by wearable tech.  With wearable tech been introduced, engaging customers in a new way is getting easier. Some of these techs are augmented reality, virtual reality, and others. Today, a lot of people own a single wearable tech. Think of the number of wearable tech a consumer will own in the next 20 years.

With all the possible growth mentioned, how do you prepare for what social media will be like in 20 years?