The impact African Americans have on social media is heavy. They are frequent and consistent commenters, tweeters, viewers and uploaders. Because of this habit, followers of African American celebrities or the regular African American social media population expects videos or internet activity from their peers or followers. For example, I am no celebrity, but when I see my followers, they love my post on my Instagram page. Even on Twitter, I don’t follow celebrities, but my African American population on my timeline keeps it entertaining and active.
Without the presence of African Americans on social media, social media would lose a lot real down to earth posts, comedy, or even updated information about a person, place or activity. Even neighborhood rumors or information are spread through social media mainly because of African Americans. Studies also prove that African American females from urban areas tweet and upload more Instagram pictures than a Caucasian girl from a rural area. Without African Americans, social media would be perceptibly boring.
The best part about my news feed on Facebook is that my African American friends always tend to post things during sporadic hours of the day and night. Whatever I’m doing that day or night, I can always count on my African American friends to entertain me at 1am or 1pm. That’s the luxury of social media involving African Americans, they are highly engaged and make social media that way it is today especially for kids from urban areas.