The Life You Should Be Living On Social Media
Moons ago, when we all joined the new wave of social media, we were left fascinated by how we instantly shared updates and our friends (and people we didn’t know) left a warm comment for us to smile & giggle. We were amazed at how we smoothly connected, communicated and coordinated.
When you take a minute to listen or read about some of the different founders of the social media platforms that we’re so glued to, you’ll notice something in common about their agendas behind creating these platforms — Sharing, easing communication and connecting.
″Ten years ago, you know, I was just trying to help connect people at colleges and a few schools.”— Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Freakonomics Radio
In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Snapchat boss Evan Spiegel revealed that Snapchat was initially best known for its disappearing messages, gaining it a reputation as the “sexting” app.
Jack Dorsey came up with the idea for a site that would combine the broad reach of dispatch software with the ease of instant messaging that would later be known to us as Twitter.
Although there was a myriad of similar apps, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger pivoted to focus their app solely on communication through image and today we can’t have enough of Instagram.
Jan Koum, who co-founded Whatsapp with Brian Acton in 2009, revealed that the idea for the messaging app came about so he could stop missing out on calls on his new smartphone (read iPhone).
These could go on and on but what’s clear is that these ideas were birthed with pure intentions of harnessing and easing communication and connectivity and having fun while at it. Here we are, we can’t seem to live without these apps and getting addicted.
As we enjoyed social media, we never knew the black hole we sunk into each day that passed by. Without knowing it, we got glued and hypnotized, we gave away so much but…