You are much more acquainted with the settings of your Facebook account than the mapping of your house in the city or the tweets made by your favorite star than the favorite dish of your mother. Aren’t you? This is what social media does to you. It puts you in a cage, inside the network of these seemingly astonishing social media apps and websites.
Before the introduction of Facebook in the year of 2004, on February 4, social media has changed from a caterpillar to a butterfly with an entire paradigm shift of how the communication takes place. No more the pigeon post, the world communicates in seconds through Whatsapp, Facebook status and posts, uploading photos over Instagram or pinning photos on pinterest. This is how people socialize and get to know about one another. Business deals are passed on in emails and immediate help is received, no matter what is the situation.
The power of social media has been exponentially increasing. With 1.3 billion active Facebook user and 82% of them from US and Canada, the number stands in support of the fact. Twitter also boasts of a 270 million active user base with 500 million tweets in a day. Not just this, everyday YouTube encounters watching of 4 billion videos along with 60 million photos uploaded on Instagram.