When I think of the words “New Media”, my mind automatically goes to Twitter. I would say that Twitter is one of the biggest, if not the biggest overall, social media platform for millennials right now. It’s a hub for celebrities, news, activism, and more, and I think that’s a big part of why so many people flock to it. It gives its users the opportunity to absorb information in a way that’s almost instantaneous, and I think that’s fascinating.
Something I tend to think about when discussing social media is how much lasting power websites like Twitter actually have. It’s kind of the top dog of the internet right now, but realistically, how long will it hold that title? Will it face the same fate that good ol’ Myspace faced back in the day? What kind of layouts and formats will we see from future social media platforms? It’s exciting to think about what the future holds when it comes to the internet, because as permanent as the media we consume might feel, so much of it is temporary.