The social media landscape has continued to evolve at a rapid pace. It has become more fun with the addition of Instagram and Pinterest.
Two Significant Trends in Social Media
There are two trends that have emerged in the last two years that have changed the social media landscape and fabric.
Visualisation of content: This is obvious when you see the rapid rise of Pinterest and Instagram and the evolution of larger images on Facebook and its user interface. Google+ had realised this when it launched last year with its feature and function sets applying a highly visual format.
Mobile use and sharing: Instagram is the leader of this trend and is one of the reasons that Facebook made a $1 billion purchase of a non profitable company (Instagram) with only 16 employees.