I just interviewed a Temple University Graduate, Alex Pai.
So tell me a little about yourself.
I grew up in Connecticut and I went to school at Temple University. Previously I had worked in social media and SEO. Now I currently work with affiliate networks to run ads on social media platform.
How did you end up do what you do now?
I have always worked in marketing related positions and I eventually developed a passion for digital marketing.
What made you want to be involved with social media?
It is a fun platform to be involved with. It is great interacting and engaging with customers. Also, it is a great way to stay on top of new developments in the digital field.
A lot has changed regarding social media within the past 5 years. Where do you think that social media will be within the next 5 years?
Within a 5 year time span we saw Myspace and Yahoo go from kings of the internet to borderline irrelevancy. Social media at its core is constantly changing; as an industry, a platform, and a reaction to new developments in the tech industry and legal regulations. As such I think it’s not realistic to try to tell the future of social media, given its young and unpredictable nature.
Do you think that social media will ever become a thing of the past or is it here to stay?
I believe that social media may not “be here to stay” per say, but rather evolve into something bigger. We’ve already seen it revolutionize human interaction on a huge scale, and in the future I think it will continue to do so, either as “social media” or as something that it progressed into.