6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014

When the clocks flip and 2013 becomes 2014, some things may change. One that probably won’t is that you’ll still be using social media in your classroom. We know that technology and trends are changing all the time, so what will 2014 hold in store for social media? The handy infographic below takes a look at 6 trends and predictions for social media in the new year. While it is somewhat geared towards businesses, each one has implications in both the classroom and for personal use as well.

Do any of these signal changes for your classroom? For those who don’t use social media, #1 will reign supreme. If you’re not already on the social media train, 2014 will be the year to hop on. If you’ve already been riding the train, check out #2-6 to see what the trends are expected to be!

Social Media in 2014

  • Social media is not an option – it is a must!
  • Mobile is growing – users will expect websites and tools that work mobile as well as desktop.
  • You need to pay attention to Google+ – so far, it has been Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but you can’t ignore Google!
  • Images, images, images – Images will be the top content and furthest reaching in social media.
  • Video – Vine, Instagram, Google + hangouts, and YouTube will be popular media for getting messages across.
  • Podcasts will continue to grow.



  1. Barri Lynn Baltic

    January 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Love your articles. So interesting! I have 2 educational apps in the App Store and 4 more on the way. My website will change to reflect that.
    Synonym Match and Antonym Match for the iPad are currently in the App Store. Please check it out!! Keep those articles coming. As a retired teacher I am always learning!!

    • RoseMary Bellamy

      February 17, 2014 at 5:56 am

      I use those. Great apps, keep up the good work!

  2. Jack West

    January 3, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Podcasts? Really? Do you have some research or stats to back that up? That would be cool if the podcast holds onto it’s position in the social media pecking order, but it seems a bit 2002.

  3. Sjj42

    January 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I am not very current with social media but I must admit that I am seeing it very where. I am beginning to feel left behind!

  4. Mimi

    February 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I love technology, and am so glad that it is growing!