Facebook recently published key data points from the world’s fastest-growing markets that offer us a peek into the forces shaping the future.
Among people surveyed globally:
Social media has shifted people’s expectations of brands. People increasingly want to feel connected through interactive and immersive experiences. Live shopping, AR and other technologies are helping to add utility and levity to peoples relationships with brands.
People are building communities in places where you may not be able to find a map. Online communities matter as much as ever. And people increasingly welcome brands that are willing to contribute to their online communities.
People are answering the challenges of daily life with creativity and entrepreneurism with many communities actively supporting their local business. And now, new digital tools are leveling the playing field, enabling more people to unlock the economic opportunities around them.
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