My grandfather worked for the Toronto Star for over 30 years. Today he wouldn’t recommend anyone to follow his footsteps why, Social Media.
The way we get ours news has changed, instead of waiting till the morning to read the paper with a cup a coffee we get up to the minute updates on our smart phones from Twitter, Facebook, or News apps push-notifications. By the time morning falls what is the paper is already known and the next story is on our minds. The police even use Social Media posting pictures of missing people or of suspects asking for the publics help. Getting the message out faster is what draws people to websites like Twitter and Facebook being able to spread news with one post to a few people or hundreds. In pop culture Social Media is huge, connecting with celebrities interacting with your favourite athletes can happen all at the hands of the platforms they use to connect with people.
Traditional news outlets become increasingly less relevant to the digital generation, Newspapers are on their way to extinction and Social Media is to blame or to thank.
Everyone has had to adapt to Social media newspapers, businesses, and consumers it has changed everything. The days of buying expensive yellow pages ads are over. The way companies advertise is predominately digitally based. Interactive social network websites will spread your message instantly. Businesses can concentrate on qualified clients by taking advantage of community sites that do the profiling for you.
Everyday before I go to bed I check my phone for the latest news, before I get up I do the same. Our lives are revolved around Social Media whether we like it or not!