It’s important to know how different social media forms appeal to different demographics, such as age groups. For example, Facebook, while having the most users, increasingly appeals to older generations, while Generation Z has begun to move away from it.
After my 6 a.m. start time, most information is disseminated to me through coworkers. My housemate claims all of her information about pop culture comes from me and her boyfriend.
In a similar vein, many news sites and media outlets have an option for setting up push notifications to receive alerts when a breaking story is posted.
The key to keeping up with forums is to get over your inhibitions regarding posting. Start actively participating in the conversation. They even have anonymous forums that you can participate in, but I recommend growing some thick skin and treading lightly there.
This easily is the most obvious, but social media is one of the quickest ways to get information.
In real life application, my 14-year-old brother (Gen Z) gets most of his pop culture information from Instagram, Snapchat, and Youtube. I’m a millennial; I get almost all of my news from Twitter and YouTube, which I literally watch all day. Neither of us are active on Facebook.
There always has been and will be push back against it, calling it trivial or for the shallow-minded or generally too mainstream to encompass “the times.”
Podcasts aren’t for everyone – if you’re not an auditory learner it may be harder for you to follow them. I listen to segmented parts from the ones I enjoy on YouTube, which has made listening immensely easier for me.
Use your best discretion, but I recommend subscribing to both of these. At this point, I must admit, I’ve signed up for too many email digests and push notifications. I’ll fix this, but one or two emails a day shouldn’t inundate you.
Step one: Linger on social media. Be aware of its appeal.