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Social Media and the End of the World

If we were to believe the Mayan Calendar, we have just days to live as 21st December 2012 is officially the end of the world! Nasa has released a youtube video letting us all know that there is no need to panic! The end of the world is not nigh according to their scientists.

But whether you buy into the hype or not one thing is for sure – We are going to see #Endoftheworld trending on Twitter and a whole host of Social Media buzz about it.  Here are my predictions for the last ever day on Social Media:


1.       #Everything MustGo 



Watch out for those end of the world bargains! For businesses it is a perfect opportunity to jump on the bang wagon and hold an ‘End of the World Sale’.  


2.       Milestone Reached
What a great milestone to add to your facebook page ‘I reached the end of the world’. I’m sure we will see this tongue in cheek post across facebook on Friday.


3.       Final #FF


So if Friday really was the end of the world it would literally be your last time to #ff – recommend who to Follow on Friday on Twitter, or for my followers my last #SocialMediaStars of the week. This Friday we’ll see people #ff-ing their nearest and dearest, or most respected colleagues. You’ve got a few days left to become end of the world #FF worthy.


4.       PInteresting Pics


Expect to see pinterest boards flooded with pictures of how the end of the world may happen and final thoughts. Search for ‘End of the World’ on there. It’s full of ideas already.


5.       Instagram End of the World

If it really were to be the end of the world how instagram would be flooded with natural disaster pictures! It will be interesting to see how many people upload fake instagrams on 21st Dec, or pay homage to the possible end of days.


Regardless of whether you are still here to read this on 22ndDecember or not, we have to be sure the End of the World is coming to Social Media updates.

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  • Kent Ong's picture
    Dec 16 Posted 2 years ago Kent Ong

    If 21st Dec 2012 is the end of the world, I will turn off my computer and stay with my family.

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