2018 Special Area | The Limitations of Social Media
Who knew that Facebook only acts in their interests and not for the public good? Find out more in our fourth deep dive in the Limitations of Social Media!
There are multiple factors that make different forms of social media obsolete to one another in some way. The following few are just some of the many factors that limit the efficiency of said mediums, hence you are encouraged to do some in depth research on your own so that you will be able to full grasp the intricacies of the topic discussed.
Arguably the least advanced and most obsolete form of social media to be applied in our globalized community
Difficulties in maintaining secrecy:
(Thought) Undeniably, hackers still exist as a threat to even the most secure emails sent via the internet, however, in contrast, transmission of data/information via physical means bears a significantly greater risk of having its contents exposed when we factor in confounding variables such as human error
Lack of flexibility
Red- Tapism ( explore )
One of, if not, the most prevalently used social medium when it comes to business-related agendas
Sending and email whilst claiming to be from a legitimate company to extract personal information such as bank account numbers etc/
Internet is required
No guarantee that the email will be seen unless the user frequently accesses his/her account
Ease of spreading hoaxes
E.g. the Death of Rowan Atkinson, Dwayne the Rock Johnson’s Death, political related news
Limited sharing options
Facebook does not allow the sharing of any articles, videos or photos outside of Facebook and hence greatly limits social interaction if it isn’t the go to social medium in a particular region
Twitter only allows for a person to send one direct message at a time. As compared to other forms of social media, this method of messaging in obsolete and can be seen as a limitation on Twitters social capacity
Video posting is limited
Only the link to the video can be uploaded, not the actual video, hence its ability to spread information is greatly reduced
To understand its limitations, the best way to go about it is to understand the causes of Myspace’s failure as a social networking site, and why in 2008 it fell to the now-social-network heavyweight Facebook
Cluttering of services
In its attempts to adapt a change in social networking needs and demands, Myspace made an attempt to make itself into an all-purpose site. However, this overambitious idea paired with improper and dysfunctional execution not only led the site to stray away from its core function, but also created a buggy and confusing interface for its users
Anonymous Friends vs Friend Friends
Facebook’s system provided at the time a revolutionary innovation which was the ability to be friends with people you actually knew instead of unknown people from the internet
Viber users are only allowed to call other users with the Viber app on their phone
Only available on certain platforms i.e. BlackBerry, iOS, Android
Greatly dependent on Wi-fi connection for free calls
The truest of oneself is concealed for the most part (though this can be prominent for other forms of social media as well)
Personality, predilections so on and so forth can be easily forged and considering that Tinder requires us to interact with complete strangers for the most part ( compare to social media like Facebook ) it is even more so unpredictable as to whether or not an individual truly intends to be honest with other users.
Discord policy: Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, bankruptcy, dissolution or similar event, your information may be part of the transferred assets.
Caters more to the gaming demographic
If we’re talking about general use, it does cater to the masses as a whole. Especially if it were to be used for business purposes as we’ve discussed in the bullet before this where Discord could potentially liquidize your information as assets to earn revenue