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Future of friends 2020


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A glimpse of what the future of 2020 has in store for so-called "friends" in social media.

A glimpse of what the future of 2020 has in store for so-called "friends" in social media.

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  • 1. Future of FriendsYear 2020
    By: Tyler Wood, NerminGerges, NourDa’as
  • 2. That is a friend in 2020
    Friendswillbecomeanyonewho you come into contact with or even strangers
    Includes all colleagues, acquaintances, and real friends or friends of friends
  • 3. Concepts of friends
    Anyonewho knows you through someone else (6 degrees of separation) can become a part of your network and be a friend
    More friends all around
    the world
  • 4. Future of Facebook
  • 5.
  • 6. Future of friends in social media
    Distance and Physical walls will matter less
    Whuffie is a conceptual social Metric based on what others think of you. In the future this Metric might actually be usable as real money
  • 7. Making friends in the future
  • 8. Future Qualities of Friends
    Online friends will be harder to be trusted with personal information
    Relational activities are done via the internet
    Face to face time will be
  • 9. Quality of friends in the future
    Care will
    Relational d i s t a n c e and literal distance will be bigger
    Real solid friendship will diminish
    • 10.
  • Future of Friends and Privacy
  • 11. Future Side effects
  • 12. Social Networking
    Identity is createdby the user to become whomever they desire online
    Status is built online through expansion of the a social network by adding friends casually and liberally
    This addition leads to a further reaching web providing more socialcapital
    Wikipedia - Online Identity
  • 13. Social Capital
    With the Democratization of Online Social Networks, more social capital leads to more power
    So-called friends are used to give the user more power
  • 14. Purpose of “Friends”
    Friends will exist as Weak ties
    With increased power from a vast network of friends, networking among weaker connections becomes more common
    Weak Ties and Diversity in Social Networks
  • 15.
  • 16. Networking Amongst “Friends”
    Ideas or products are being spread simply and efficiently across social media sites
    Automatically done via Twitter, Facebook, or other social media sites
    Friends are added or removed selfishly to satisfy needs of a user
  • 17. Connectivity
    Friends are more commonly less connected
    Friendships are built or destroyed with the simple click of a mouse button
    Cutting ties to people doesn’t trigger the same emotional difficulty due to lack of contact with individuals
  • 18. Global Connections
    A vast amount of international connections are made
    By 2020 a large majority of the world population will own a mobile device
    Access to internet
    and social mediums
    is more predominant
  • 19. Extensive Reach
    Smaller gaps between friends of different nations are more common
    Having several friends in many different countries leads to a
    unified global network
  • 20. Very Loose Ties
    Cross continental friends are very weak ties
    Still a point of contact for people to become connected should they ever travel
  • 21. Enhanced Trust
    Genuine information can be retrieved through friends willing to share knowledge
    Could be considered a more trustworthy source of information than the general public
    Knowledge Sharing
  • 22. Feedback
    Feedback from friends ranks higher than strangers
    Power is derived from the collaboration of individuals fuelling each other
    It comes in the form of feedback within a couple degrees of separation
  • 23. Challenges and Implications
    In the future, with technology advancing and becoming more convenient will come more privacy and security issues
    The public may have good or bad experiences with this
  • 24. Experiences
    People stalking your profile and finding out information about you
    Private content will be accessible by the public
    Threats or reputation damage can be an issue
  • 25. Experiences
    People may be more selective to accepting friend requests
    Bad experiences may lead people to shut down accounts
    Social networking companies may suffer losses
  • 26. Experiences
    Good experiences may lead to more and more people joining social networking sites
    People may have issues in households because of some information they see on the internet
  • 27. Identity, security
    With the ease of access to technology and mobile devices by 2020, security issues will be a top priority for government regulators
    Keeping information private will be a thing of the past – all information will be posted for the public to see and it will be very difficult to keep information
  • 28. Identity, security
    People can create fake profiles
    There can be serious reputation damage
    Identity theft can occur
    People may create profiles of someone nonexistent
  • 29. Identity, security
    People may hack into accounts and display wrong information on your behalf
    You may not be able to access your own account
  • 30. 2020…
    These few issues will occur and by 2020 we will see many changes on the social networking that exist today
    There may be more sites under development and some sites may have to shut down
    Hopefully there will be more ways to make the Internet a safer place than it is
  • 31. …Could be difficult
    The challenges we will face in 2020 will be much harder than the ones we face today
    Not only will we have to look after ourselvesbut we will have to look after a much younger age group that will be using the internet and social networks
  • 32. References
    Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real, Some Are Not:
    Facebook, Privacy, and the Loss of Trust:
    The Fake Facebook Accounts:
    The Future of Social Networking websites:
    Online Identity:
  • 33. References
    Democratization of Online Social Networks:
    Weak Ties:
    World Images:,
    Knowledge Sharing:
    Future of social media 2010: