NorCal BMA’s 75th Anniversary Anthology “Inception to Inspiration” — Part VI

The Age of Social Media

twitterbirdBy 2010, Facebook boasted more than 400 million users. Apple had released the iPad with its advanced multimedia and Internet capabilities, and the Democratic National Committee advertised for a social networking manager to oversee President Obama’s accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.

By 2011, the social media had become an integral part of our daily lives. Facebook grew to 550+ million users. Twitter pushed out 65 million tweets a day, YouTube logged a staggering 2 billion video views daily, and 90 million professionals had signed up with LinkedIn. Public sharing of so much personal information via social media sites raised privacy concerns and, as we mentioned in the previous post, landed more than a few prominent people in very hot water. Read More