Posted by: pho307 | November 9, 2015

How Do Social Apps Lead Your Life?

Every day I wake up, the first thing I do is to check my phone. I don’t want to see the notification numbers on my phone, but the App store sends me notifications every day.

Here is a video I found in Vimeo. It tells us which apps were popular in 2014.

SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS 2014 from 2FACTORY Motion Design on Vimeo.

The video identifies Vine, Pheed, Line and Snapchat as some of the new social media apps. You can share 6 seconds video from Vine. Line is a free instant message app. Pheed allows you to share music, videos, photos and posts with your friends. What’s more, you can sell your content to Pheed.

According to the research from Spreadable Media ,“Transnational media content sometimes comes through the front door, distributed by commercial interests seeking to expand markets,”(Jenkins, Ford and Green, P.260). People spend their time on social media because they like quick, easy way to send or share information. Social media apps are designed for people’s demand. That’s why we have these news apps join into the market.

It’s not just about the market, it’s also about politics. Politician use social media filter information and create their own economy. “To be sure, these materials are being filtered according to local cultural norms and interests,” (Jenkins, Ford and Green P.260). During the last election season, President Obama used social media to compete with the other candidates. For example, “Barack Obama’s victory Facebook post was the most liked photo on Facebook with over 4 million likes” (The Huffington Post, 2012). His one post may discussed by many people in his public relation team.

How should our generation educate ourselves to distinguish the filter and get the true information?


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