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Social Media Stocks: The 21st Century Technology Boom
The technology boom of the 21st century has changed the way we work and our leisure time. Whether you're keeping in touch with a friend, showing off the latest crafts, looking for love, or a good dentist, social media is a part of our lives today.
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Components in the social media basket
Alphabet Inc - Class A(10% weighting)
Google owner Alphabet owns the video-sharing phenomenon YouTube after Google paid $ 1.65 billion to acquire it in 2006.
Facebook (10% weighting)
The social networking giant Facebook was launched in 2004 and founded by Harvard University students, including Mark Zuckerberg.
Match Group(10% weighting)
The American Internet company Match, the pioneer of online dating, owns a number of well-known brands, including Hinge, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish, Tinder and Match.com.
InterActiveCorp (10% weighting)
InterActiveCorp (IAC) is a leading US media and internet company spanning more than 150 brands and products worldwide, including the video-sharing website Vimeo. It also has a majority stake in the Match Group, whose portfolio includes dating brands Tinder, Match, and Plenty of Fish.
Pinterest (10% weighting)
Introduced in 2010, Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that people can use to share ideas and find inspiration for different interests. Users can search for a topic they are interested in and pin an idea to their own board.
Founded in 2006, Twitter has become a hugely popular tool with 145 million daily active users who can communicate and interact with other users using up to 280 characters. The social media platform has become an increasingly popular source of breaking news.
Why might trading on social media be interesting for you?
- Traders and investors can trade with companies and technologies that they are familiar with and use on a daily basis
- Social media are becoming more and more important in the daily life of people all over the world, made easier by the rapid advancement of technology
- Continuous technological innovation also enables online trading platforms to offer a wider choice
Bearish point of view
- Social media has at times received negative press because it has supported and enabled certain organizations to get their message across, such as right-wing extremist groups and terrorist organizations
- Similarly, some social platforms have been criticized for not closing some accounts fast enough, and it remains to be seen whether certain forms of abuse such as racism and "trolling" can be completely eradicated
- In addition, environmental problems in connection with the increasing global emissions caused by the operation of the Internet cannot be dismissed out of hand
- A number of start-ups failed and fell by the wayside. there is still the possibility that certain groups of people will turn away from social media if they think that it is too annoying and monotonous
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