Do you remember what communications technologies were like 10 years ago? I had an email address and an AOL Instant messenger account. I had taken a web design class in high school and had a very rudimentary personal website. I don’t even remember what the content was, but I know that it consisted of lots of text and a couple of images, and a handful of links to other sites, most of which were probably broken.
As a typical young consumer at that time, I could not have predicted what the communications landscape would look like in 2010. I would never have guessed that facebook, youtube and twitter would be household words and I certainly wouldn’t have been able to imagine how these social media have changed the way we communicate.
These days, things are changing even faster. As a communications student and professional, I think it’s important to keep up with the trends. There are exciting emerging media popping up all over the place and they too will have a dramatic impact on the ways we communicate, shop, learn and do business. This blog will serve as my public forum for exploring these emerging media. But there are a few specific aspects that I am interested in…