THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM
ALISON JOHNSON PSYD
As a therapist and a mother of two teenagers, I am exposed to many of the realities of an online world which has grown exponentially over the last 20 years. It’s hard to keep up with all the types of social media and online opportunities to communicate with others: there’s straight forward texting, Instant Messaging, Internet Telephony & VoIP, E-mails, IRC, SMS and wireless communication, and gaming, just to mention a few. How does anyone stay current with trends in social media? Which is the latest and most popular one to use?
Social networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+).
Microblogging (Twitter, Tumblr).
Photo sharing (Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest).
Video sharing (YouTube, Facebook Live, Periscope, Vimeo, TikTok).