There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that when it comes to social networks, Facebook reigns supreme.
However, after eight years of unprecedented growth and the accumulation of enough clout to make a significant and indelible imprint in the world for decades to come, the company that is going public on Nasdaq is now beginning to face competition from so-called “disruptive technologies.”
What are these you may ask?
They’re smaller social networks like Instagram, (Already bought by Facebook) that allow you to socialize within a less public network.
Although it seems counterintuitive, it’s not.
People still like the medium that social networks provide for sharing pictures and life updates but it now seems they’re seeking to do it within more confined parameters these days.
And more and more, they want to do it using their mobile devices.
Because what you want to share with your best friends rarely coincides with what you’d like to share with your co-workers, these new smaller social networks are springing up almost daily to cater to the desires for more private and selective sharing.
The new social networks, by virtue of their not having reached the scale of Facebook, give users a feeling of greater privacy, and it’s precisely that which invites a more relaxed sharing.
Let’s face it, no one really wants to keep meticulous track of who has access to what on their Facebook profile and with that in mind we’ll be taking a closer look at the new social networking options available to the more private socializers amongst us in more depth over the coming weeks.
See you all then.