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My brother-in-law sent me this article today with the following comment: "It's amazing to think of the differences social media will have on your kids' lives compared to how we grew up...it makes my head spin...we just passed handwritten notes in class!"

My daughter is 12 months old and I can't fathom the changes that will occur in social media between now and the time she enters her pre-teen years. I didn't have a cell phone until I started driving, yet most 10 year olds have one these days, so their access to social media is ever expanding.

I don't take selfies (unless the focus of the selfie is my daughter, sitting on my lap). I don't use acronyms like SMH, LOL or OMW. I don't post ambiguous statuses on Facebook. I can't figure out Twitter... It confuses the hell out of me. All this aside, I do realize the relevance of social media in the lives of younger generations... But I didn't realize how many mediums existed until I read that article.

What are your thoughts? How do you see the role of social media evolving in the next 5-10 years, as this demographic enters the workforce?