We all know that Facebook is not ‘cool’ anymore. Various studies, articles, and even Facebook employees themselves, concurred this dual years ago, so since is Facebook still a heading amicable media height among 18-34 year olds?
Teens in particular, frequency post anything anymore - especially not anything they don’t wish their relatives to see, or their gran to criticism on, instead opting for Instagram or Snapchat for this.
However, as highlighted in a recent, really renouned Medium post A Teenager’s View on Social Media, while immature people refrain from posting many personal things on Facebook, they all still do have a Facebook, and in fact, it’s ‘weird’ if you’re not on it. It usually seems immature people use Facebook in opposite ways now.
This blog aims to prominence 3 ways immature people now use Facebook:
- Private Communication
- Consuming Information
- Developing Identity
The initial point, about private communication, concerns both present messaging and private groups. Facebook has glorious comforts for both of these, and a one thing it has over other platforms that do these things better, is that roughly everybody is on Facebook. Trying to get your friends to all quit to a new height with usually marginally softened features, is going to be really difficult.
The second indicate concerns how many information Millennials devour around Facebook now. Whilst they don’t post a kind of calm they might Tweet / Instagram / Snapchat, they instead use Facebook as a delicately curated feed of things they wish to keep present with. we for one, follow all a pages that tell news and updates that we am meddlesome in, and we frequently click on them, mostly reading them around a Facebook app on my phone. News blogs, bands, vigour groups, comedians - if we am interested, we follow them on Facebook, frequency going approach to their websites. we no longer caring so many for photos and statuses from my friends even, (in fact, many of them we ‘hide’), instead permitting my newsfeed to stock with fewer friends’ posts, and some-more news and videos.
The third approach in that immature people now use Facebook is to do with expressing their possess identity, even carrying a leisure to change it if they so wish. Prior to a digital revolution, we could lift around certain magazines, books and newspapers, to uncover friends and peers what we were all about - this was generally critical for youth, for whom combining and communicating their temperament is of vital concern. They would uncover off to their friends ‘I review a NME’, or ‘I review communication books’, or ‘I review domestic journals’, by visibly carrying a duplicate around.
This is reduction a box now however. Firstly, since Gen Y / Millennials now devour many information and media digitally, and secondly, since this poise can now be transposed by ‘liking’ Facebook pages. You can proudly arrangement your ‘likes’ to friends, happy in a believe that a delicately curated list of ‘liked’ pages can make we seem cool, intelligent, likeable, kind, funny, caring, alternative, or other enlightened characteristics. Millennials are really wakeful that they WILL be looked adult and ‘stalked’ on Facebook by their peers, and they spend time perfecting their online participation to ‘brand’ themselves and demonstrate their identity. If a immature chairman sees a new Facebook crony ‘likes’ a pages of stone bands and Download Festival, they will be means to form an opinion on pronounced crony that is opposite to a Facebook crony who we can see follows Arsenal and The LAD Bible pages.
On tip of this, with so many online publications charity giveaway and straightforwardly accessible content, readers will mostly be rarely shabby as to either to follow a page themselves, judging by how many of their other friends have favourite it. Perhaps something has popped adult in your newsfeed observant a crony has ‘liked’ it, though you’ve never listened of it before. After clicking by to a page, we see that 20 of your some-more reputable friends already like it. After a discerning once over, we are some-more than expected going to follow it too.
As good as online publications, this is loyal of bands, books, TV shows and films. If a immature chairman was wanting to find a best artists during a festival they are attending, rather than operative their approach by 100 bands on Spotify or Youtube, they might good go true to any artist’s Facebook page to see how many Facebook friends (whose low-pitched ambience we respect) have already ‘liked’ a artist page, before they dedicate to listening to them. What with so many song and other media straightforwardly and low accessible now, it’s mostly easier for Millennials to filter that information and party they are prepared to ‘give a go’ this way, rather than wasting time starting books or films that they don’t finish adult enjoying. It’s a homogeneous of seeking your friends, ‘what do we recommend?’