Why Social Media will Soon Cease to Exist

Just think how you learned that a distant relative is engaged, someone in your youth group has a new sister, or how your favorite movie star or sports team is enjoying the freak rainstorm. Where did you come upon this and hundreds of other snippets of information?

The answer’s probably social media.

I know for myself that I can see the news, catch up with friends, and learn money-saving tips, all without leaving the Facebook app. We can’t deny it or say it’s a useless pastime anymore.

But as useful and entertaining as it is, it will soon cease to exist.

Why?

Studies show that only 7% of communication is based on the written or verbal word. A whopping 93% is based on nonverbal body language. — Forbes.com

Human beings succeed and fail based on how well they can read the body language of the people around them. Social media as it is cannot satisfy that base level of communication we need. Social media is destined to fail because it doesn’t fulfill our abilities to communicate.

Instead, social media — like all other living things — will evolve into something new. This new “social web” will become fully integrated into our minds and lives. The desire for this is here. We just have to wait until that desire becomes strong enough to pull the lever of technology and release web 3.0.