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5 Strange Changes Caused by Social Media

We are quite officially The Social Media Generation. We have grown with this technology and come to accept it as part of our everyday routine. It isn't just a phase anymore, because even our parents and grandparents have got involved. Our children are on it before they can even type.  

With all this going on, it is sometimes easy to forget what life was like BC (Before Computers). The industry has undergone many changes to accommodate for this phenomenon and I have compiled a list of a few of my favourite:   

1.       Tinder Babies
This rather special baby onesie was developed by a 28 year old digital marketer. The outfit has “My parents swiped right” proudly plastered across the front.



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This guy might be onto something, but he can’t make much of a living from this, because let’s face it: There can't be that many people who make babies after meeting on Tinder. Can there?
Even if there are, how many would be honest enough to say they met on Tinder. 

Oh, and did I mention this very basic baby grow is $19.99.

There's more details on Tinderbaby.com if you're still interested. 

2.       Love Heart Sweets
You might remember these Love Heart variations that got released back in November 2014. It all came about when the makers of Love Hearts asked their fans to submit suggestions for their 60th year anniversary makeover.


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The 14 chosen messages featured some social media references, just proving how this generation has become one based around Facey B and Twitter.  

As someone who is always on it, my favourite message is “Skype Me!” - I definitely need a stash of these.  “Totes Hilar” also got a chuckle out of me.


3.       Nail Art

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I get my nails done every two weeks, but I’ve got to admit it had never crossed my mind to get these babies! With the growing number of social networks, the number of variations like this have also grown. I've seen the Tinder flame, the ghost from Snapchat and even Facebook’s liking thumbs up. The opportunities are endless and I love them.


4.       Celebs

Celebs love to convince us that they’re actually really down to earth and "real." And one of the ways they can do this, is by sinking down to our level and getting on social media.

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We’ve seen Leo Di Caprio and Hilary Duff get involved with Tinder and we’ve all heard about Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat escapades. Every other music video features something too. Carly Rae Jeps got WhatsApp involved in her music video “I Really Like You” – who would have ever thought we’d see Tom Hanks sending Carls a rather cute monkey emoji?

Katy Perry’s lyric video for 'Roar' literally wasn’t a lyric video at all, it was a WhatsApp inspired Emoji video. It also landed an impressive 80 million hits.

5.       Animals

We all know I love a cute puppy or a funny kitten, but with the arrival of social media it seems we have also decided it's time to give our pets a platform (and a human personality). 

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We’ve covered everything on this blog from tweeting sharks, to dating dogs on Tinder, to hilarious Cats on YouTube. I'm certainly not one to complain about the cuteness overload!


So there we have it folks and I'm sure this is just the tip of the iceberg. Everywhere we turn, every new film, every book - it will all feature Facebook or Twitter. As social media evolves, remember to keep an eye out and remember how things were before the great social network boom. 


Megan Herdson
Megan is a country girl who moved to the city with some big dreams. She is studying her MA in Creative Writing whilst also managing an American Football Team.  She loves her blog and wants nothing more than to have her words read. That and to win the Championship, obviously. Follow her @MeganAtSMF

 
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5 Strange Changes Caused by Social Media Reviewed by Megan Herdson on Saturday, May 23, 2015 Rating: 5

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