There are few industries that would compare to the social media industry in terms of dynamism. Some trends are somewhat predictable and others catch us completely by surprise. Here are the top 3 social media trends for 2017:
We are witnessing an unprecedented migration from the desktop to the mobile phone. When Facebook started making efforts to transition to mobile in 2012, it looked like a white elephant but they are now reaping the benefits. If the prediction of eMarketer is anything to go by, at least 59% of all internet traffic in the US will be from mobile phones.
As absurd as it might sound, we often discuss social media without paying attention to social messaging. But we need to rethink this especially since millennials, who are heavy consumers of social media, use it mainly for messaging. Today, messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber now have more subscribers than the big social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
Another interesting trend is the increasing popularity of fake news. Just the other day, it a story was doing rounds on social media that popular gospel musician Don Moen was dead. This fake story spread like wildfire across the globe that Don Moen had no choice but to do a live video to dispel it. Fake news is a really dangerous social media trend especially since more people are turning to the internet as their source of news as opposed to watching TV or reading Newspapers.
So there you have it - 3 trends that will shape the social media landscape in 2017 and beyond.
We all have the need to be accepted by society and above all, to be liked by people. We like being loved and cared about. But how exactly can we make that happen? Just take a chill pill and read on.
Here it goes:
1) Be the first to reach out to help
When you see helpless people, for instance, a child or an old gentleman in need of help, be the first to reach out. When you see your friends and acquaintances bogged down with low spirits, cheer them up by being funny. Make them laugh and help them forget their worries. Always be the jolly person around and make others happy. This way, no one will fail to notice you or stop liking you.
2) Every person in the world needs a feeling of importance
Fulfill that need for them by honoring their values, wishes, and ambitions. Once they find that you are actually making them feel important, they can't help but smile and adore you. They will find a friend in you and appreciate it.
3) Compliment genuinely every person you meet
A good compliment on their hair style, dress, or accessories will certainly make their day. So make it a habit. Start with your own family members and spread it to the outside world. There is enough love to go around if you start complimenting others. Love everybody - not only your family but your community, friends, colleagues including your boss at work, acquaintances, and even strangers. You are bound to be loved back, and that will make you feel good.
4) Always help a friend in need
If you are able to give your friends what they need badly and urgently, sure they will not only appreciate but also become absolutely fond of you. Even if they drift away from you, they will always remember you, stay in touch and be grateful to you.
5) Give good and beneficial gifts on birthdays and anniversaries of friends and family
They should be something they crave for and don't already possess. The more you mix with them, it will be clearer to you what it is they really would like to have and don't have already. This will make them immensely like you.
6) Play with the kids in your community
The kids will love you for that. So will the parents of these kids for taking care of their children.
7) Wear a smile always all the time and greet people happily
People will find you enigmatic and be drawn to you. They would come to share their problems with you. Show them empathy and if possible, solve their problems for them. Immediately you will be the go-to-guy person around, and people will flock around you because they like you so much.
Summing up, these are some of the ways you can be an immensely likable and adorable person whom people would consider a valuable gem to be around.
Study shows that average persons now spends more time on their phone and computer than they do sleeping. Social media has become important parts of life for many young people today. Most people are attracted to social media without thinking if it will impact their lives positively or negatively. Are people in society more attracted and concern with Facebook friends than they are with people they interact with physically on daily basis? What will be the effects of social media in future?
There are positive aspects of social media, as well as negative aspects or dangers that are caused by the use of sites such as LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook, google +, twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, blogs and gaming sites.
Benefits of social media on youths:
The availability of trendy and insightful websites and mobile applications has taken the art industry by storms such as Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest. Most people turn to these tech options to discover interesting and fun ways to go about their lives. Occasions such as weddings have become a social and entertaining affair. Couples are looking for better ways to stand out from the traditional wedding set up. Below are some of the wedding trends that could stem up in 2017 for couples who plan to marry within this year.
Six Wedding Trends to Watch Out For In 2017:
1. Euro Flip
This trend involves couples who are planning to have sit-down dinner with their families. This intimate dinner incorporates dancing and music. The Euro Flip trend advises against the traditional plan of having dances in between meals. It encourages dancing after meal completion as is the style of most European weddings.
2. Walk the aisle to your own beat
The traditional wedding beat for walking down the aisle is slowly dying out. More people are choosing to settle for unique rhythms that personalize the wedding to their character. This idea urges DJs to compile pop classical song combinations that incorporate live strings and personalize the entire idea of walking down the aisle.
3. Death of traditional wedding formalities
Couples are letting go of the past formalities of throwing bouquets and cake cutting and switching the up with diverse ways of showing their families how their personalities intertwine. Switch up your wedding by dancing, singing and doing their personalized things like setting free a pair of doves. Try not to get lost in the idea of being different; the whole point of letting go of the formalities is to make the wedding more enjoyable and involving. You could try to incorporate activities that indulge the two families for the purposes of strengthening their bonds.
4. Reducing the length of speeches
The downside to most weddings is the duration for delivery of speeches. Couples are saying goodbye to the speech trend as it tends to kill the celebratory vibe. Feel free to ask your loved ones to keep their speeches short and straightforward for the purposes of sustaining the cheerful mood of the occasion, and to keep time.
5. Celebration music
The traditional wedding setting demanded a chilled reception with jazz or acoustic bands playing in the background as people mingle. Today, more couples are opting for an energetic vibe during receptions. The year 2017 is about to bring out the use of rock music and hip-hop during receptions. It brings out a modern edgy vibe. If you seek to have one wedding in your lifetime, you might as well have made the whole experience worthwhile.
6. Choreographed dancing
Weddings are stepping away from the traditional first dance motion and moving to an entirely different idea of dancing. Couples choreograph dances that may include their bridal party or even transcend to the guests.
Every workplace, unfortunately, has workplace pettiness. Pettiness is unavoidable whether it is minor or full-blown out of control. Pettiness usually stems from feelings – feelings of being treated unfairly, favoritism, or just plain old insecurity.
While pettiness is a nuisance, it can cause discord amongst coworkers in a big way. There are several ways for dealing with and avoiding pettiness in the workplace.
Have a Daily Refocus Meeting
By incorporating a daily refocus meeting into your daily grind, you can get everyone on board to what the big picture really is. Focusing on the main goals of the day and the action plans to achieve them will keep employees focused on the main objective first thing in the morning.
Incorporate a Set of Action Steps
By incorporating a set of actions steps into the weekly or daily meeting, you offer the opportunity for employees to have a clear and specific set of goals. Without clear and specific goals, many employees have difficulty trying to figure out what is next.
When there is too much time on one’s hands, there is a tendency to leave room for unimportant and trivial details.
Be a Time Management Operator
When an employee or group of employees finds themselves with too much time and not enough to do, there is a prime opportunity for pettiness to grow. Make certain that your employees have enough to do, but are not overloaded. Make certain that there are enough projects flowing smoothly throughout the workday and that these projects are well spaced out.
Be the Bigger Person
While the concept of being the bigger person is not a new concept, there is a new twist on being the bigger person. It does not necessarily mean you are the better person; it simply means that you see the bigger picture.
Sometimes others have things from their pasts or even in their current lives going on that you are not even aware of and the pettiness is not about you.
Showing compassion and extending the olive branch is sometimes all that is necessary to make amends.
When it comes to pettiness, it is important to recognize the word itself. Pettiness means to give too much life to something that is trivial. It is often more about something bigger than the small issue at hand.
If you take a moment to stop and breathe and look inside yourself, you may just recognize that the small issue at hand really stems from something much bigger and deeper.
Reaching out to another person in order to dispel the pettiness may be all that is necessary for a little more peace and harmony in the workplace environment.
Now that 2017 is upon us, there are a few popular sayings that should be left in good ol' life-stealing '16:
A woman can't teach a son how to be a man
In the most literal sense, this is correct. Nothing can teach anything that it is not. A dog cannot teach a cat how to bark just as a fish cannot teach a bird how to swim. HOWEVER, a woman can raise her son to be a good person. He will naturally become a man.
That’s what little boys do, they grow up and become men.
Society has misconstrued the concept of being a man (provider, father etc.) with just being a natural man.
In reality, only a spouse can teach a man how to be a husband because he has to learn how to specifically love that person. Only his children can teach him how to be a father because he has to mold his teachings to them (his offspring’s personality may not be anything like his so he cannot approach them the same way his guardian approached him. The memories of how his father treated him will only carry him but so far).
There are plenty of men who were raised by their fathers and still turned out to be less than quality leaders, providers etc. Just because the father is present doesn’t mean that the son will automatically become a "good man".
She's wild because she didn't have a father
But where’s her mother? If the argument is constantly blaming the children’s wild behavior on the lack of a father, what the hell is the mother doing? Who is she responsible for if she’s not responsible for the daughter or the son? If anything, the daughter should be molded in the mother’s image, correct? So if she is wild, perhaps it is because the mother is wild. If she’s a hoe, maybe the mother is a hoe.
There has been far too much blame placed on parents for the wild behavior of their offspring. Yes the parents are responsible for their children, however the core responsibility of the parent is to teach and guide. They cannot live for the child. Once that child reaches a certain age, it becomes his/her responsibility to apply everything that was taught.
We were all under 18 once with fully functioning brains that had the capability to decide between right and wrong. Nothing has changed other than the shift in blame.
Lil' Niqua had a train ran on her because she wanted to experience a variety of dicks at the same time NOT because she misses her daddy.
Homosexuality is wrong and perverted
Lets be honest, how many straight people engage in sex solely with the hopes of producing a child? If you are not trying to conceive an offspring every single time you get 'down and dirty' then you are just as perverted as the homosexual you condemn. If your sex goes beyond missionary, guess what? You are perverted.
Just because it is your wife that uses a finger to tickle the nerve endings in your anus, sir, you are still performing a perverted act.
Like oral sex? PERVERT!
So what’s really the problem here guys? What someone else does is LITERALLY none of your business. Us being homo and doing homo things will not stop you from conceiving and raising your own child, it won't cease your marriage, raise your taxes or even disrupt your Netflix binge watching. So why do you care so much? Unless you are upset that someone is doing something that you wish you could be doing openly? Hmmmm.
You can only save your own soul. Use the energy you've exhausted yelling at queers to tame your porn addiction.
I wish I had a half bitten apple for every time I heard this one. While that is correct and I am happy that many of you are familiar with some aspects of the Bible, why doesn’t anyone ever mention the fact that Adam and Eve had two sons? So basically, you’re saying that homosexuality is wrong (in this day and age where maintaining the population is not an issue) by comparing it to and praising the beginnings of incest??
Before you say that there was no incest, how else did 3 males (Adam and his 2 sons) and one female populate the earth?
For those of you who are hardcore religious buffs and are aware of their other children, keep in mind that no matter how you swing it, they were all relatives.