The future of social media and technology will be looked at in this post. As these platforms have become such a big part of our society, it is exciting/scary to see how important it becomes in our daily lives. Through research, ideas have been put together of what is thought will be the future of technology and social media.

A Youtube video by FW:Thinking where they speak about social media communication in 2013. “This is next generation social life.”

HOW HAS SOCIAL MEDIA CHANGED POLITICS FOR THE GOOD?

The use of Social Media sites such as Twitter, Youtube and Facebook have dramatically changed politics. This is due to the way campaigns are run and how politicians react through these sites. The use of them is a way for politicians to reach new and existing voters. With no added cost they can broadcast their content to millions of people. Social media is good for marketing purposes and to spread awareness, which has positive attributes but also many negative.

Donald Trump Cartoon
Cartoon of Donald Trump waving

Social media is causing the audience to only read a limited amount of news. This is due to what their friends and family are sharing and individuals only focusing on headline news. This creates a situation where many believe the headlines, even when I could be ‘fake news’.

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Cyberbully is the use when a person uses an electronic piece of communication to bully a person. Typically being intimidating, harsh or threatening comments.” In todays day and age, cyberbullying has turned into a social norm. It has become popular to go onto social media sites and leave nasty comments about somebodies appearance or what they are doing. 

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Showing the happiness of Instagram rather than the branding, beauty and success.
Photo from SUBU Summer Ball showing happiness of Instagram.

“UNFOLLOW ALL SOCIAL MEDIA SITES THAT RUINS YOUR CONFIDENCE”

Social media is the first thing the young generation look at in the morning and the last thing before they go to bed. With body confidence being such an issue in today’s society, social media is setting an unattainable standard of what is beautiful. Your confidence and self-esteem is knocked, even when you don’t believe what you see or read.

The thought that goes through your head, such as “wow she has such a nice body,” or “they look like they have had the best weekend,” are thoughts that go through your head!  But are they true?

When the term ‘body image’ is searched, the normal reaction is a negative one. It has become a common problem as social media is globalised. Negative body image is a huge cause of a number of eating disorders. Researchers are saying social networking and online photo sharing can do nothing but build on the already existing problem.

Old fashioned cameras
Taken by myself. Photograph of a generation of cameras.

“SO-CIAL ME-DI-A”

A term to describe the current state of the Internet and the place where the consumers attention is.


Social media has become a massive part of our lives over the last two decades. We are now able to talk to friends, family and keep up all relationships that are long distance. Social media is a great tool, we now rely on it to maintain all types of contact. Without it our generation would all be lost.

Social media was recognised in 1997 and it was called Six Degrees. It was there first social media site where the audience were able to create a profile and upload different content.

The earliest methods of communication was through a letter or face to face. Back then, nobody relied on social media like we do today. Nowadays we could not imagine how we would catch up with our friends without the use of technology.

“Social networking is now a billion dollar industry, but we can barely remember when it didn’t exist.” But where did social media begin?

Jamie and I talk about the original concept of the Me Too movement and how it has progressed through the industry. Jamie is an all round fabulous human being! Whilst being a brilliant role model to ALL Jamie is an award winning LGBTQIA+ Editor in Chief, Freelance Writer, Public Speaker and Model. Their magazine FRUITCAKE was the 2018 winner at Graduate Fashion Week in London, and has been sold in countries all over the world, such as the UK, US, Germany, France, Spain and many more.

It is important to understand the different communities within our society. With the #metoo movement rapidly growing there needs to be a sense of inclusivity and togetherness. In this interview I explore the various dynamics between the LGBTQ+ community and the industry within the realm of sexual harassment. I am extremely interested in how the #Metoo movement is taken in by the LGBTQ+ community as such a tightly united community, is it accepted? Is it used? Is it respected?

Jamie shares with me some of their experiences where they have had to deal with sexual harassment attacks and also the Hollywood film industry and how the Me Too movement may be received within the LGBTQ+ community.

Watch the interview to find out more!