Years ago it all began with Facebook and its ability to instantly share thoughts, pictures, and videos with friends and family across the globe. As the times changed, so did the way in which people communicated over the social network. The very popular Instagram, Twitter, and Vine were all created. Although they could not entirely replace Facebook and all of its features, these sites definitely slowed Facebook’s traffic.
The Facebook Dislike button is something we are all certainly familiar with. It’s arrival into the world of social media was widely accepted, especially in Asian countries. It brought something new to the table which was also heavily desired by the people. Recently, Facebook has been trying to create some noise out there in order to gain back some of the spotlight. Another new innovation of Facebook is to redesign the profile. When Facebook first came out, it was all about the profile and how the user customized it to share their story. After researching current data trends, the company saw that the activity on Facebook was due to the viewing of profiles. Now the redesigned version will be a quick and short page that is playful on the eyes and easy to read. It will also feature the brand new idea of a video profile. This will replace the profile picture with a series of flashing images to share some sort of story to those who are viewing.
These new techniques surely are interesting, but will they bring back the attention of the people? Or are these efforts too little, too late now that we have snapchat GIFs?