Baby Boomers vs. Millennials: Too Much Live Video?

A Continuous Debate Between Baby Boomers and Millennials

“Being effective at social media, whether for business or personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans. They’re only a click away from a picture of a funny cat, so you have to make your thing more compelling than that cat. And that can be a high bar.” -Alexis Ohanian

One of the many things that Patrick and Amanda have noticed when working together on The San Diego Lifestyle is that although they see a lot of things the same way, they have very different views on a number of topics. This can be challenging, especially as they work through the creation of a virtual guide to San Diego for visitors and locals. Some of these differences are a result of the fact that he is a man and she’s a woman, and that he has a lot more life and business experience than she has. But at a more fundamental level, some of their different views are a result of the fact that she’s a Millennial and he’s a Baby Boomer. Baby Boomers and Millennials have a lot in common, but tend to also disagree on, well, a LOT. They have decided to start a new segment on The San Diego Lifestyle where they will discuss some of their views on a variety of topics. Check out this week’s debate on live video.

Patrick thinks it’s a fad, and a pretty terrible one. He insists that he does not like seeing every single meal that everyone has eaten all day long on his Instagram story timeline. He’s tired of shaky video that is bad quality, and of little value.

Amanda thinks live video could be a great way to connect with people, as long as people are doing it right. She can understand how Millennials are addicted to posting live video, and believes that it’s only a matter of time before Baby Boomers are posting too.

While their opinions differ this week, they both agree that live video is taking the internet by storm, and there are so many different channels to post from, it’s hard to tell the difference. This article talks more about Facebook Live, and Periscope, and how to differentiate yourself amongst the crowd on live video. Make sure to have a purpose to your content, and keep it relevant to your audience.

Do you think live video is getting out of hand? Are you loving it? Snapchat or Instagram stories?! Comment with your vote, we’d love to hear from you!


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