New Age Social Media Preferences

So there are several articles that are surfacing about the change in trends away from facebook and to the rise of the 'Forum' type channels. Don't know what the age range and distribution on WSO is, but apparently

No more facebook:

Millennials and GEN Zs are moving back to older style of social media like Reddit, Quora, Blind...

Well I see how reddit and blind have a similar appeal like WSO, but what do y'all think about the shift in preferences?

PS: I should agree WSO has some really hot topics trending these days. ;)

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Nov 7, 2019

Anything about Mr. Neumann is a hot topic

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/11/softbank-b...

Nov 7, 2019

I tend to find the people on here, hell even on Reddit, much smarter and rational than the people on twitter which i also use.

Instagram is just filled with a bunch of dumb "pick me" girls.

I stopped using facebook years ago because of the dumbasses on there. Im basically just trying to avoid dumbasses

Nov 8, 2019

Red Foreman style

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Nov 7, 2019
BlimpBananas:

Don't know what the age range and distribution on WSO is

Average WSO user:

  • Actual age: 21
  • Mental age: 5
  • Stated age: 27
  • Age based on life/ marriage/ career advice they give: 52

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

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Nov 7, 2019

Reddit is for finding memes before anyone else does and finding echo chambers. It can be a good way to waste time, but it's not particularly useful. I don't know what Blind is.

I genuinely enjoy Instagram - seeing tons of cool pictures, posting some of my own as an online photo album, and sending memes to friends and coworkers.

Facebook just kind of sucks. I don't have strong opinions about it because I don't keep dumbasses on my friend list and mute family members who post stupid shit. I don't hate it, but I also don't have the app on my phone or anything.

Twitter is absolute trash. Stupid people posting stupid things.

LinkedIn is fine as long as you don't read through the feed or whatever it is. Tons of clearly fake "inspirational" stories, humble-bragging, bitcoin bros, and posts that have absolutely nothing to do with work. BUT, I do use it almost religiously when meeting new people professionally, I enjoy some of the industry news and blog posts from CEOs I read on there, and I like being able to keep up with people as they get promoted or find new jobs.

Snapchat was fun, but once you could do the same thing with Instagram, it kind of lost its purpose.

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Nov 8, 2019

Agree. I'm curious, has Instagram began to feel at all more like Facebook to you? I feel like I don't see the content I want to anymore, I just see who is paying to show up on my feed and the accounts I follow that get the most engagement. I used to see all of that but in addition to still always seeing the content from the people I interacted with (friends, etc). Now the content I want to see seems almost non-existent and much more like Facebook. For me, it has really taken IG from a product I love to a product I tolerate. Thoughts?

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Nov 8, 2019

No it definitely has. I "miss" posts by people all the time because some algorithm thinks I care about other people (or professional pages) more. Just because my friends don't post as much as some brand I follow doesn't mean I like my friends less, Zuckerberg.

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Nov 8, 2019

Reddit can be crazy useful if you need specific advice about something or help with concepts. The fact that so many people use it and that there is a subreddit for everything also helps. For instance, when I started banking Robinhood was relatively new and my compliance officer didn't know how it should be reported to FINRA; I posted on the FINRA and Robinhood subreddits and got the correct reporting advice. Reddit can be a huge time suck but for specific topics it can be awesome!

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Nov 8, 2019

"Twitter is absolute trash. Stupid people posting stupid things."

I completely disagree. I follow top VCs and HF managers, journalists of all varieties, CEOs etc....

You follow stupid people, you see stupid posts.

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Nov 8, 2019

Lol I agree with moost of those but Linkedin is my fav. and Snapchat > Insta.

Blind is an anonymous platform for Tech, Finance... I like that they have these private company channels, based of where you work and they are bomb haha

Nov 7, 2019

If you don't think Twitter is hilarious then you're using it wrong/following the wrong people. Instagram is decent and a nice place for an online photo album as stated above. Facebook is for boomers. Snapchat has died out imo.

Nov 8, 2019

Snapchat serves a purpose only when you are single

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Nov 7, 2019

Talking about twitter, I read this article by James Wagner

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Nov 8, 2019

As a millennial, I have noticed a big shift from Facebook to Instagram over the last 2-3 years.

Nov 8, 2019
VolatilitySmile:

As a millennial, I have noticed a big shift from Facebook to Instagram over the last 2-3 years.

As a millennial, I've seen the opposite. Closed FB groups are very popular. People don't post on each other's walls and all that shit.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Nov 8, 2019

Forums have a more democratically social feel to them, because the chit chat on random public topics in an anon form allows anyone to freely enter/exit a conversation with no obligations for anyone to react/respond, yet also no real restrictions either.

Facebook's attachment to "friends" make it seem like you have to be such a rigid person who stays within a specific lane, else you're going rogue or look desperate.

You can tell the "friends" model sucks when you realize that comments sections are the real places where people like to hangout on sites like YouTube, Twitter, and IG.

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Nov 8, 2019

WSO and Blind is the shit. I find much more intelligence in these forums compared to Reddit.

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Nov 8, 2019
stuckforlife:

\I find much more intelligence...

Very Noble sir!
I find mine in what my boss says

Nov 9, 2019

TIK TOK is the future (actually though)

Nov 9, 2019

Reddit has turned into a series of giant echo-chambers thanks to the polarization of mods. It's not really useful anymore as everything is politicized and has a left wing/"fuck the rich" attitude.

Twitter is something I like. I only follow people from the FinTwit community and I only comment when I have sometime to add. It's very easy to get angry and outraged on Twitter. Choose your followers carefully.

Facebook is trash. I can't stand Instagram. Facebook/Insta has created a large "cult of the self" and enabled narcissism to grow on a level I never thought possible. I don't use these sites anymore.

I think we need to go back to the 90s where forum style websites thrived and dissenting opinions weren't quashed and erased. Reddit had great potential but it's been taken over by ideologues. There's got to be a way to evolve the forum for our time. There's a big opportunity there for someone tech savvy.

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Nov 10, 2019

Quora is my big one. Granted it's not social media in the traditional sense, but at least you get a shit ton of good content.

Ty

Nov 11, 2019

As a gen z kid, I would say the most widely used social media apps for ppl my age (college/early20's) are without a doubt Snapchat, Instagram, and then Twitter. Pretty much everyone I know uses these three apps on a daily basis.

Not sure what is up with all the twitter hate. I think its pretty classic considering how fast everything picks up steam on it. Anything can be taken out of context instantly and within minutes threads are filled with trolls making ridiculous memes. Also, its probably the fastest way I gather news about events/sports/trends/etc. Stuff always breaks on twitter these days first

Nov 11, 2019
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Nov 11, 2019