What New Features We Need to Add to Social Media Sites?
Are the existing features of the social media sites are OK? Or do we need more features to make them more entertaining ones? At the moment, only people who are literate can use these channels. However, there are so many people out there who don’t know how to write. In certain cases, though they know but they don’t have access to computer and internet facilities. In other words, the percentage of people who are not participating in social media channels are more than who is participating currently. When these non-participating people are also brought into the social media groove, the current results will vary drastically. What we are seeing and reading is the opinion of a certain section of the people; not all.
On this planet, people speak ‘n’ number of languages. Although majority of the people know English, they use it sparingly; only to communicate with foreigners. There are certain languages which does not have a script; only speaking no writing. Besides, there are so many tribes [still living in jungles!] and their respective languages, symbols, etc. which we are not aware of. Now, what features we need a social media site if we need to bring in all these categories of people in to the social media groove?
First things first: we need something more than the current method of typing and posting feature. Already, majority of the social media sites are supporting popular regional languages and their scripts; keyboards are also available. Now, for those, whose language has not been addressed so far, we need to do something.
Why not we help people of this planet to talk to each other using their voice; just like the recording button in WhatsApp? If any technically matured social media site comes forward and invest money on the language translation part [for languages which were not touched for translation so far!], this idea works fine. It is simple. No one needs to type content to publish his post; just record whatever he wants to say and broadcast. Images and videos continue in the same format as it is. But the caption for the images will be an audio file instead of the text file. For translation, the social media site parses the audio files in to the target language and avail the output to the other party [listener].
I think, once we provide this kind of facility in social media sites, more people will join the groove and make this place a more entertaining one.
Any corrections or ideas welcome in this regard.