As a social media marketer, coming up with fresh content ideas can be a daunting task. With so much content on social media already, it can be hard to come up with original ideas.
The concept of short-form video content on social media is nothing new. Remember Vine – the app where users could share looping video clips lasting only six seconds? That was launched in 2013 – over ten years ago.
The rise of paid verification on social media is becoming increasingly evident. Elon Musk launched Twitter Blue in November 2022, and now Mark Zuckerberg has announced Meta Verified. Whilst the concept of verification is not new, the monetisation of it certainly is.
Social media has revolutionised the way we interact and share information. The rise of new technologies has further enhanced this experience and has allowed for more creative and personalised content creation. One such technology that is changing the game is ChatGPT.
TikTok is a platform that moves rapidly. From its snappy, short-form videos to its evanescent trends: everything on TikTok seems to happen so quickly.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that TikTok was the fastest social media platform to surpass one billion users. It took them just 4.9 years. By comparison, it took Facebook 8.7 years to reach the same number of users.
Social media trends in 2023 are going to be different. This time last year, we were in a very different position globally. Restrictions from the pandemic were being removed, markets were opening up, and the economy was looking positive.
Now, we find ourselves in a more tentative position. An impending recession, lower consumer spending and rising inflation have made things a little more difficult for everyone. So what does this mean for social media?