In the past decade, starting around 2006, a lot of Social Media sites started breaking into the mainstream. Blogs, Facebook, photo-sharing, and video-sharing sites started attracting hundreds of thousands and millions of users around the world.
As expected, young people led the way in adapting and finding various uses of these technologies. Some built blogs that earned the money, some started building their online following, and observers around the world were fascinated with the immense possibilities that these new media technologies represented.
Before long, these technologies were used for writing and airing personal opinions, on religion, politics, business, and other less controversial topics.
Looking back from 2018, these technologies definitely provided a venue for young people’s voices to be heard.