Social Media Predictions for 2020

I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I’ll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us
We’re far from the shallow now

Shallow” from A Star Is Born

One of the most interesting tales I’ve heard told about social media in 2020 is this: Once upon a time, ten years ago, social media was a story about the wonders of technology; five years ago, it became a story about unrivaled business growth; today, it is a story about politics.

What will it be tomorrow?

(Credit to Longform for the social media “story” narrative.)

Here are some predictions I have, based on reading and studying news, trends, and reports from all of the major social media networks the past several years.

(If you want to see what the Big Six social networks are up to currently, check out the Q3 earnings reports for Facebook/Instagram, Google/YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.)

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