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Posted on 10.30.2015

Trick or Treat? Social media delights and haunts

Several recent developments underscore the useful – and sometimes uncomfortable – nature of social media. In honor of Halloween, we looked at some scary social media trends, as well as some pieces of good news. animation animated GIF

Tricks:

Treats:

  • According to the New York Times, good news can travel faster and farther than bad news.
  • It is increasingly easy to stay up-to-the-moment with news. Twitter, already the social media platform of immediacy, recently launched moments, and Facebook began Instant Articles. Of course, this is facilitating the death of hyperlinks.
  • According to Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds of Americans are on social media. That’s up from 7 percent when Pew began systematically tracking social media in 2005.

 

Melissa Wyllie is a Senior Account Supervisor at Lovell Communications. Connect with Melissa at Melissa@Lovell.com or @MSWyllie.

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