9 Writing Prompts about Social Media

The internet has changed the world dramatically forever.

And as we’ve seen over the decades since the arrival of the internet, the social networks and applications built on top of the internet have altered how humans communicate ideas with huge numbers of other humans around the world completely.

As with all types of disruptive innovation, this has led to entire new industries, untold opportunities, and unforeseen challenges – like we’ve never seen before.

So let’s take a moment and write about social media and its impacts. We can dig into what social media is all about for ourselves and the wider world – what it’s pros and cons are, and how it might evolve in the future.

Enjoy your writing!

How to use these prompts?

There are no hard and fast rules really when it comes to writing prompts – they can be used in so many creative and thoughtful ways.

Try selecting a random prompt and give yourself just 5 minutes to write everything you possibly can on the topic given.

Select 3 prompts and write in-depth about each, forming a multi-pronged viewpoint on what social media is and how it is impacting humanity.

Try writing about one of these topics each week for a month, and also take note of how your use/consumption of social media has changed as a result, if at all.

9 Writing Prompts about Social Media:

  1. Is social media a good thing or a bad thing – or both? Explain.
  2. If you went back in time 200 years, how would you explain social media to the people living in that time?
  3. Do you think that earning a living on social media platforms is a realistic option for your generation? Why?
  4. Social media has evolved a lot from where it started out, and in less than 20 years it has gone from not existing, to touching almost everyone’s lives in some way. How do you think it will be in 20 years time?
  5. What is the most positive change to society that social media is making?
  6. Do you think that social media can lead to comparing your life, attractiveness, success and wealth with others more than you would without it? How can people prevent that from becoming a negative thing?
  7. How does talking with your friends on social media differ from talking to your friends face to face?
  8. Have you ever bought anything that someone you follow on social media has recommended? Are you more likely to buy something they recommend than something a regular ad is selling? Why?
  9. Would you prefer to have 1,000 followers on social media who love what you share, or 1 million followers who don’t really care about what you share? Why?

Looking for more prompts?

Well, good news! We have many, many more writing prompts on a VERY wide range of topics!

They’re all totally original, written by yours truly, and we’ve got a mixture of journal-question type prompts, creative story starters, and everything in between to choose from.

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Matt & Hayley