Virtual Reality Takes Off and 4 Other Social Media Trends in 2016

This post was originally published on Fortune. It’s been a memorable year in social media. 2015 saw the birth of live social streaming, with apps like Periscope and Meerkat winning over early adopters. Snapchat fully shed its reputation as a niche network and now counts more than 200 million active users.Read the full article

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