DSC_0548Remember the days of MySpace and when they added the “Top 8 Friends” and music playing capabilities? Social media platforms constantly evolve as time goes on. From new designs to new layouts to new features, staying on top of what is new in the social media realm can be time consuming and frustrating. Finding the information and help you need to educate yourself on the changing platforms is key to remaining on the rise of the latest trend.

We have all signed on to one of our many social media accounts and realized something was different. “They changed this” or “They changed that!” or, my personal favorite, “I just got used to the last update!” So, we ask ourselves, how can you keep up with the changing times of social media?

1) Websites:

There are a few websites that provide the latest news in social media including the most recent changes. Once you get to the website, you can either search the topic or you may see the topic at the top of the page.

2) DIY:

One of the best ways to learn about how the recently updated platform works… Do it yourself. You have problem heard about the recent change via a friend, colleague or family member via social media, anyways. Take some time to explore the website and educate yourself on the changes.

3) The platform itself:

Since there are so many people using social media, the platforms themselves have begun to use instructional videos or step-by-step click through instructions for users to navigate through.

4) Ask a professional:

There are people out there that are considered professionals in the field of social media. Take some time to research someone who could help you with the changes. It could even be a blog article that someone has written! Which leads us to #5.

5) Search Engine it

: Google, Bing, Yahoo… If you see a change on a social media platform, try typing in “[Platform name] recent change.” Chances are you will be led to a blog article, a professional in the field, or one of the above websites regarding the topic you are looking for. Explore a few of the top options and you will find the answers to your every question.

Social media changes regularly! The platforms that we have come to know, love, and use regularly go through changes very rapidly. What’s the latest update you have seen on one of the social media platforms?

-Bren