Even my Tumblr stream is way below the number of posts that have traditionally been shared

Is Social Media Losing Users?

Social engagement is down across my social sites – what’s up with that? This is a very short post documenting some of my observations about social media for the last part of 2016 and the first part of 2017.

Have other people noticed that social engagement is down for the first part of 2017? I am not getting as much engagement on Google plus, Twitter, or LinkedIn. LinkedIn use  to be one of my top referrers. I did not get one site visit from my last post. I have also not received many comments or likes on LinkedIn. This lack of engagement on LinkedIn is not a normal pattern. For the last 6 months plus LinkedIn engagement has been fairly high. Now I am lucky to get one interaction every few posts.

I still get a good amount of engagement on Google Plus, but even that is down slightly. Recently I have not had time to plus and respond to all of my comments on G+, so I can understand not getting as much engagement there.

However, I have noticed that my Tumblr stream is sparse compared to what was normal. So It’s not just me, but a lot of other people are not posting or engaging as much as they were 30  to 40 days ago.  Is this going to be the new normal? The only social site where I am getting more engagement is StumbleUpon. If anyone would like to follow me on StumbleUpon I’m at http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/andrewledford

Even the social sharing in my Tumblr stream is way below the number of posts that have traditionally been shared. Is social media losing active users across the board?
Even the social sharing in my Tumblr stream is way below the number of posts that have traditionally been shared. Is social media losing active users across the board?
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