Social media has changed the world and will continue to shape and be shaped by the world in digital transformation. The developments of social media platforms and digital technologies reinforce each other and fundamentally change how we access information, communicate to the world, and coordinate across space and time. Here is a summary of some of the largest social media sites today as well as their paths. Facebook and YouTube have been leading this game for the past decade. WhatsApp (also owned by Facebook Inc.), WeChat, and Instagram are strong competitors in the second tier, and the most recent phenomenon is emergency China’s TikTok in international markets.
Our World in Data: https://ourworldindata.org/rise-of-social-media
and other online sources.
Compiled by Luohan Academy