Is social media getting tired?
Thanksgiving is upon us. A time where people get together, sit around the table and eat and eat and eat. It is a time to connect. Sure we will see all the photos of our meals, of our friends, of our tables but I just sense something is changing.
Social media has given us the tools to constantly connect, to share and quite frankly not to have physical conversations but the posting of photos seems to be ebbing and it is now more about the video streams of the day at the same time less seems like more.
Perhaps it is the craziness of the world around us these days which includes the realization that Facebook, Google, and Twitter are collecting mass amounts of data on all of us and the Russians have taken full advantage of manipulating the system. Perhaps we have reached a peak of a desire to get back to some basics and we fear that robots will take over our lives. Or that we will never have to leave the house to get anything because Amazon has our back. Or that seeing people at outings not talking to each other but all looking at their phones have finally upset our moral core. Or perhaps we have just made the ability to get information seamlessly part of our daily lives.
I am sure it is a multitude of reasons. Technology has changed the way we live our lives, how we connect with people, how we keep our personal diaries, how we build audiences for products, how we educate ourselves, how we manufacture, how we create and so much more and that is a really amazing thing. The underlying foundation of technology is amazing yet it feels as if the social pieces are ready for a new cadence. I am not sure what it is but there are a lot of factors out there that are starting to point to the desire of returning to some order of social simplicity.