Top Nine Social Media Trend Predictions for 2018

LAURA FORER | November 29, 2017

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Don't blink you might miss the next social media trend. So what's more than a passing fad? What's here to stay, and what should you pay attention to? An infographic by film editing simplifiers Filmora lists nine trends to keep an eye on in the coming year. Among them. The video, in general, and more specifically, live streaming: Facebook Live videos are watched three times longer than regular videos, the graphic says. Augmented reality and AI: The graphic predicts that 30% of our chat conversation will be with chatbots next year.

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