The end of the year brings us a few things: the holidays, time to reminisce and reflect on the past 12 months, and the opportunity to look forward to what the next year will bring.  

We recently reviewed our predictions for the consumer trends of 2016, and it got us thinking about how they affect social media consumption. One trend that stood out in particular is the idea of regular people being the new celebs. A trend that is fueling a shift in how you and I use social media platforms to represent ourselves, consume news, review products, and keep up-to-date with friends and family.  

Beyond everyday people being the new celebs, there are several additional trends that are influencing how we consume and use social media. Knowing this, we pulled together a few predictions from our Access Emanate digital experts on the hottest social media trends we expect to see take shape in 2017.


What social media trends are you eager to see come to life in 2017? Tell us using #AEShares.