The book Entertainment and Society by Sayre and King mentions an example that soon you won’t need to upload photos to Facebook as they’ll automatically send to your email contacts. According to Charlene Li at Forrester Research, future social networks “will be like air. They will be anywhere and everywhere we need and want them to be,”.
It’s funny that this book mentions the example, because that’s one of the biggest selling points for the newest Samsung Galaxy 3G phone. By clicking phones together with a friend, you can instantly transfer photos, pictures and more in an instant. Another recent Samsung commercial boasts on how you can instantly send photos to friends in your “select circle” as you’re taking them.
There are plenty of examples of how social networks are everywhere and anywhere we need them to be. We’ve grown accustomed to having social media constantly at our fingertips and are consistently trying to find new ways to access them quicker. In our instant gratification society we need to be able to quickly share our memories on four different platforms with one click of a button. And at this rate, it’s going to be a long time before the “biggest thing” finally hits without rebuttal.