1001 Writing Prompts About Social Media

1001 Writing Prompts About Social Media

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It is evident how social media has changed the way people communicate and gather information. But, what you may not realize is that it also has affected how authors of almost all genres incorporate technology in their stories. Nowadays, you’ll encounter contemporary novels with conflicts about the main characters’ online presence, mystery stories about hacking, and thrillers about cyber-bullying. 

A well-known story about social media and the Internet is The Circle by Dave Eggers. It is a dystopian novel that follows a tech worker named Mae Holland as she joins a powerful Internet company. Another is the Follow Me Back Series by A.V. Geiger. It is a young adult thriller that follows Eric Thorn, a pop star attempting to ruin his online presence after the murder of a fellow pop star, and Tessa Hart, Eric’s number one fan. 

If you are interested in creating stories about social media, here are writing prompts you might find helpful:

A dark timeline where ubiquitous social media apps have eliminated privacy.

  • A couple falls in love because of social media.
  • In a dystopian future, social media becomes the state’s biggest propaganda tool.
  • Social media gets banned. How does the world change?
  • What if children didn’t know how to use computers or smartphones?
  • People who turn down social media-related job offers lose their jobs.
  • Everyone in the future is part of a social network based on their dreams.
  • People can have feelings for the mini-characters they encounter on these social networks.
  • I hope you enjoyed reading and writing about social media.
  • The characters create their own chat rooms to get away from “normal” people.
  • Facebook is stolen. What happens?
  • Can you rely entirely on social media to get a message to someone?
  • You hear there is an app that will delete posts during the day to ‘spend time in the real world’. How do you feel about it?
  • Only one person can get the role as The Face of Social Media. But the competition gets tough when the Admins have a change in mind.
  • How often do people check their social media apps?
  • Write about games you can play on social media platforms.
  • A machine scans and stores everyone’s mind and personality. How will this change social interaction?
  • People get addicted to a social media game.
  • A robot wants to join a social network. Which one would it choose?
  • Social media was created so that people could communicate. Unfortunately, people used it to make people who are not their friends feel bad. What do you think if the future of social media is to make people feel connected?
  • People try to escape their boring lives by living in social media settings.
  • Someone gains superpowers because of their social media use.
  • A person has to choose 5 social media networks from now until eternity. What do they pick? Why?
  • Social media allows the living to watch other people live through streaming video. What does that do to individuals and society?
  • Write about the unintended effects of using social media.
  • A new kind of social media app comes out. What’s the worst that can happen?
  • One day, the social networks are all shut down, and people can’t get on them. Write a diary entry from a person who is struggling to live without social networking.
  • People were allowed a secret account when they were kids. They have to take it down when they are 16. But some folks don’t want to let their secret account go. What happens when they want it back in their lives?
  • Social media comments have become manifest in the physical realm.
  • You see smiling faces on social media. Is it due to something happy or crying?
  • When something you have written generates a buzz, social media channels want to be the first to publish your next work.
  • An Instagram event turns violent in real life in front of everyone’s eyes.
  • Social networking has hit the extremes of female and male competition. What impact does it have?
  • Social media is more of a threat than an ally, as nothing can be hidden anymore.
  • All interactions begin with a post and end with a like. When will this madness stop?
  • All the world’s information is now stored in the form of social media statuses. What happens when the statuses come to life in the real world?
  • Write about aspects of high school that are like a social network profile.
  • A refugee says he can’t live without social media… until he comes across a leper colony.
  • A new app launches and lets people post 24/7, control what it’s shared and get paid for promoting their posts.
  • In the future they have created city blocks in which everyone lives on Twitter.
  • Marketing firms have emerged in order to help with the social media addiction sweeping the world.
  • An artificial intelligence becomes popular on social media—and what happens next is completely disastrous.
  • People are living their lives in a virtual MMO. The only way to participate is to be immersed.
  • In the future, people implement a government-mandated time limit to the frequency in which they can use social media platforms.
  • The future is an advertising machine where people are super skinny in real life, but they all have big fat bodies online.
  • What would people do without social media?
  • At school, students are not allowed to use their phones.
  • In this world, social media is also outlawed. How do you reprimand or punish the wrongdoers?
  • Technology defeats social media and only allows you to communicate with your real friends.
  • Social media has become a new religion.
  • Due to advancements in technology, humanity is merged telepathically with their thoughts constantly being beamed to hundreds of people all day long.
  • Someone instantly logs off by using a social networking suicide machine.
  • Social media gets banned and infiltrated by terrorists from the Far East.
  • Advanced technology allows people to record and share close-up videos and separate photos of their friends.
  • You’re working in a domain-based network in the present day, others insist communication be done only socially.
  • Social media went wrong in the future.
  • In the future, apps allow you to fully recreate another person’s life within your own. How do people feel about this?
  • How has social media changed the way people interact?
  • From the perspective of the social media site owner, how does your story fit in with the site’s willingness to censor users’ comments?
  • Together, we will explore the future of your world on Facebook!
  • There is a new, popular social network called _______.
  • What happens when people go back into the past and tell everyone what they do the rest of the day?
  • In this new era, it is better to not exist than to exist. By extrapolation, this means social media should be abolished.
  • We get by on novel social networks. Write about them.
  • Customers now review restaurants to decide what to order. Write about what happens.
  • Explain what it’s like to raise a child in a world with social media.
  • A new social networking site has made all other modern social networking sites obsolete. Why?
  • A person can tape the inside of their head on social media and it transcribes everything they say. How does this affect society and the character’s own personality?
  • Write about a genius who created the first social media program.
  • What role does social media play in a society where traditional values have declined?
  • A robot creates an account on social media.
  • What an odd or interesting family social media could create.
  • If you could create a secret social networking site, what would it be?
  • I changed my setting and began looking for accounts with thousands of followers.
  • The New York Times comes out with a large article about the downsides of social networking, something society takes notice of.
  • Write a letter from someone who just joined social media to someone who has been on it all their life.
  • Write about a time when social media became the world’s obsession.
  • Write a prompt based on your own experiences with social media.
  • The characters use a drug that wipes out bad memories yet also erases positive ones they had.
  • Critique your own social media usage using these prompts.
  • People begin going to social media support groups in hopes of being cured of their obsession.
  • Bring your world to life by starting a new social network. Fill out the details of your own imaginative, fictional world. Be as thorough and detailed as you like, but please do not plagiarize. Enjoy these writing prompts!
  • Social network monopolies are now illegal.
  • Write about a person who is on social media 24/7.
  • You must choose one social network to be banned for life. Which one and why?
  • An epidemic of avatars reveals private information on social media platforms.
  • How would a child reenact War of the Worlds via social media?
  • Fake names are the new norm on social media sites.
  • All news comes from social media posts.
  • Social media implants that connect you to your friends have gone out of control.
  • It’s a world where you have to have more than one hundred followers. There are offline celebrities that aren’t well known about, because they don’t have the followers. The follower count means everything. It’s the only way to make a living.
  • How did social media help your protagonist overcome a prior crisis?
  • All people do is post on Facebook statuses. This is a look into their lives.
  • The brain’s pleasure response is triggered by social media. How do people deal with this?
  • Humans are horrified when they discover social media apps in jungle animals.
  • Social media is now monitored and censored by government agencies.
  • Cyber criminals infiltrate people’s social media profiles to conduct scams and fraud.
  • In 2050, Twitter will be used only for business. Things change when a teenage girl and three of her friends mysteriously disappear and a group of teenage boys decides to hold an AMA.
  • In the future, kids have smartphones at a young age.
  • Is entering a social media relationship like dating or getting married?
  • An app helps people fall out of love.
  • Everyone you know is using only one social network.
  • A wealthy teenager takes refuge in a virtual civil war. What is she running from?
  • Write about a political figure or celebrity who rises to power thanks to social media.
  • Totalitarian establishments rule the world. Social media becomes the governments’ best spying option.
  • People tie their social media presence with their credit score.
  • What would happen if a terrible mistake was made in social media depictions whereas you were sued?
  • Social media is used as a means of controlling people.
  • Someone starts a death pool and targets billionaires using drone technology.
  • The government takes control of the Internet so everyone writes books instead.
  • Your street is made of hashtags.
  • The government begins to censor social media.
  • What would happen in a future world that runs on smartphones and social-networking apps?
  • A serial killer only operates at night. What is their connection to social media?
  • Write the story of an anthropomorphic social network.
  • Everyone has become overly opinionated on social media. Is it good or bad?
  • Social media is encoded into a person’s biology.
  • Social media helps keep people informed about what’s happening in the world.
  • Social media is the root of terrorism in the future.
  • In the future, targeted ads know everything about you, and companies use that information to customize the ads intelligently.
  • What do your favorite social networks say about your personality?
  • Eephone is a social network that is arranged as contacts similar to an address book.
  • Gossip and entertainment get mixed up on social media platforms.
  • News sources are now spread on social media sites. How accurate are these new sources?
  • A space station orbits the Earth. What does social media look like there?
  • Social media apps use facial recognition to analyze your mood and can switch your mood with a three-second video.
  • A community of people are guided by social media.
  • Everyone in the world is just making up accounts for themselves and nobody is really who they say they are.
  • The world’s first robot social media users are released in the world. How do other users react?
  • For a study conducted in 2040, professors from UCLA recreated Facebook groups that spread before the purge of 2017.
  • A generation of people have lived their entire lives within social media networks.
  • The corporations that control the social networks are ruining society.
  • Virtual MMOs are the primary way to interact socially in 20XX.
  • A new type of social media has been invented with no “likes”, Status Updates, etc.
  • The world has gone social. Characters write about a riot happening at a town meeting.
  • Great social networking sites live on without anyone ever finding out about them.
  • How do you feel about getting a Cybernetic Implant for your social media? Is it necessary or an abomination?
  • There are archivists who stand in front of a virtual screen and choose which posts are worth saving.
  • Write a story of someone’s fake identity.
  • Bio-engineered beings are the new social media trend.
  • What happens when bullying drives people offline?
  • Reports have come in of people stealing huge sums of money from social network companies. How do they get away with it?
  • Things are constantly being reported on social media.
  • Writers nowadays are obsessed with posting their drafts online. What are the consequences?
  • What effects do the technological devices and internet have on the inhabitants of Elidonia.
  • Fear leads to people wanting to login and disconnect less often. Unexpected result?
  • How does having all your emotional needs fulfilled via social media affect you?
  • How do characters in your writing deal with addiction to social media?
  • Everyone commits crimes live on Facebook and gets away with it.
  • People can earn money for social media posts and photos.
  • Telepathy is invented. It allows people to communicate with others by reading their thoughts. At first it’s a fun way for friends to communicate, but the amount of time people spend using telepathy turns into a social problem.
  • Social media is actually controlled by a corporation, which is able to shut down any service at a moment’s notice. How do people react? How do writers in this situation portray such a situation?
  • Are the two messages of social media—“be yourself” and “you aren’t good enough”— logically compatible?
  • Human beings are now going extinct, social media is the cause. How do we fix it?
  • Social media is the only way people communicate. How are relationships impacted?
  • How does society view social media users? How do things get affected?
  • People use social media to interact with the dead. Who are they following?
  • It’s now illegal to share “privileged” information. What does this mean?
  • Social Media vs. the Library? What happens to an average person when given a choice between spending an afternoon in a library or on social media?
  • Major governments are involved with some social media company.
  • Everyone has an accountants-only social network where they rate their friends.
  • A character goes on a quest to become more popular online.
  • Ruining your friendships with social media is now impossible.
  • Social media can be used for remembering the dead. How does this affect the other emotions you get on social media, such as love?
  • A child creates a social media app amidst all their virtual reality adventures.
  • Someone wakes up to find out that they only exist on social media now.
  • Social media has become so ingrained into human interaction that it’s hard to live without it.
  • In the future, social media crimes are taken very seriously by the government.
  • Once upon a time, there was no home or mobile phone and no internet. How much have things changed since then?
  • Various mediums can be found in your story. From the pens, pens, pencils, and paper of the Renaissance to the horseback couriers of the Mongol empire to the electronic databases of today’s world. A story told through all these mediums sounds like an idea with the chance to add unprecedented depth to your book.
  • How would a world with no social media actually be different?
  • People who are addicted to social media vastly outnumber food addicts in my local grocery store.
  • Social media has turned into an alternate reality of its own.
  • What kind of online activity is considered illegal?
  • Write a biography of your pet on their social network.
  • The government is super afraid of social media, so they have to ban it.
  • Something disastrous happens on social media. A small group of survivors band together to try and find meaning. Who? How?
  • The most popular social media meme is for ____.
  • People are now paid to create fake online personas.
  • How would you avoid a zombie apocalypse via social media?
  • The trial of the social media addict.
  • Social media has now turned into chatty animated speech bubbles, blurring the line between real and virtual worlds.
  • With one click, people can now give undeserved praise to someone’s niece on Facebook. How are people’s relationships affected by this?
  • Using a team of social media accounts, defeat a local politician.
  • Write about an odd and unnatural social network
  • All social media suddenly stops working. Panic ensues.
  • Write about a mysterious government agency enforcing social media use. See hints below.
  • An expert from the future tells people how they will spend their entire days on Facebook.
  • Everyone is connected in this hyperconnected world.
  • Design a social network or game that helps people overcome addiction.
  • Today “like” and “share” are more important than hugs.
  • Some people get infections from too much social media usage.
  • The prevalence of social media causes people to have tremendous political power.
  • Actual women living in ancient times start using social media platforms.
  • Create worlds where Earth has more than one form of life.
  • The people in charge of social media are the leaders of reality, and their accomplishments affect humanity.
  • What if everybody on Earth had social media contact with their loved ones?
  • The government has banned anonymous social media accounts. Lots of them. How do people of the future feel about this?
  • Welcome to the final hours of the world as we know it. Everything is just fine as social networks still exist.
  • Social media has reached a point where it knows everything about you, and nothing is kept private.
  • A hacker is forcing you to release a threat to social media, otherwise you’ll take the lives of people you care for.
  • In this futuristic world, humans can connect to the Internet using devices called nanocolumns. Through this technology, we can share ideas using electronic pulses that move at the speed of thought.
  • Electronic messages that begin with “Saudade” will be hidden from view.
  • Write about a social media scandal that brought one of the platforms down.
  • If you had to share your life on social media with four other people, who else would make your ideal quartet?
  • Think up and describe a unique business offer based on the premise of social media.
  • Social media posts come true like prophecies.
  • Write an article or a post that advertises social media. What’s in that story – what do you draw people’s attention to?
  • A young person learns what social media was like during their grandparents’ time period.
  • Social media can travel through time.
  • How are social networking sites different for different ethnic groups?
  • Write a story where employers only hire people who have over a certain amount of likes, followers, etc.
  • Your mind has been infiltrated by a social media site, and all you can think about is catching me.
  • Social media can hypnotize you and prevent you from connecting with the real world.
  • In the future, we can no longer tell whether what we see online is real life or not.
  • Mark Zuckerberg becomes the Pope.
  • Young men spend all day in virtual worlds and ignore their friends in the real world.
  • Social networks simulation games allow people to experience the world as another.
  • Your character finds James Joyce’s lost novel on social media.
  • Young people drop out of social media except for one new platform.
  • Relationships against the backdrop of social media.
  • People post life updates on corporate digital displays everywhere to market their lives. Write about this.
  • Everyone living in the future shares information all the time.
  • Write about a prophet for social media technology.
  • Social media is never invented. What would it be like if it had never existed?
  • Social media is unavoidable in heaven.
  • Is an avatar more social media than the real body?
  • On a date, a couple decides to exchange stories of their past love lives by posting on social media. How does the date play out? Write about friendship and love from the point of view of social media.
  • In the world of the future, computers speak to people through social media.
  • Religious groups create their own social media communities.
  • An app that predicts what you will do next becomes popular. People begin sharing their secrets with it.
  • In a world without privacy, a character joins a new form of social media for him or herself with unusual results.
  • In the future, devices are implanted into soldiers to enhance them on the battlefield. How does this affect their social media?
  • Someone needs to share pickles, now.
  • Everyone stays at home and talks to each other using social media.
  • Social media apps are used for exploring alternate worlds.
  • One day may be the day a conversation ends, because communication has been disrupted and it will no longer exist.
  • People tell their whole lives from childhood to death while standing for the entire duration.
  • Social media is used to determine the guilt or innocence of criminals.
  • Social media apps turn families against each other. How do people deal with it?
  • The first 100,000 years of history was all about communication. What happens to communication now that social media is so pervasive?
  • Social media pop-ups keep coming up making it hard to do anything else. What happens if someone tries to keep one from coming up?
  • The economy is nearly totally based on social media marketing.
  • How do social media make the world a better place?
  • The police now routinely prosecute people for wrong use of social media.
  • If everyone can read the secrets of others, would it ruin the idea of privacy?
  • The world is now divided up by social media kingdoms. How are they different?
  • What if you found a social media or dating profile from the past twenty years?
  • Contact cannot be sought with family and friends via social media, the only way to do that is to go outside and visit them, hence the creation of Social Media Re-Enactment programs, where one may borrow an avatar of their loved one, but of course they are not the real thing, even though they look real.
  • We never meet in person anymore. We only connect over video chat.
  • Zombie emoji are taking over various social media channels. What is happening?
  • Write about a forgotten corner and how people got their news, promoted their businesses or just made friends.
  • A character goes to another country and realizes they don’t speak the language. How do they communicate?
  • Write a brief compare and contrast essay about social media in 2015 and social media in 2100.
  • Technology lets you tag people in photos that weren’t there, for photographic memories.
  • News and websites are disappearing in favor of curated content. What effects will this have?
  • Social media is a crime now. For instance, your friends could call the police on you for things you post.
  • All social media is now replaced by old-fashioned letters.
  • Gangs and crime come into existence thanks to social media.
  • The police digitize their case files and share them on citizens’ smartphones.
  • People meet, fall in love, and eventually break up over social media.
  • Social media can no longer be accessed, but people never lose the memories of using them.
  • Write about a world where social media networks are looked upon as dealers that sell their users false promises in exchange for their data and identities.
  • Technology helps bridge the great social media divide.
  • A Tweet feud turns physical. one-pager.
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  • Social media companies make products that no one wants.
  • It is impossible to permanently take an item off of the internet. What happens when you take something permanently off of the internet?
  • Write about a world where all social media is banned and people enter trances in order to be connected.
  • A group of people decides to take a social media detox.
  • A social media website gets hacked, and the internet goes out.
  • Feel free to brainstorm and come up with additional prompt ideas on your own as well, or just use whatever inspires you or interesting to come up with a blog post.
  • Without social media, the world falls apart.
  • A social network giant accidentally reveals everyone’s dreams.
  • A character uses social media as an early warning system for the political apocalypse.
  • Write about a trailer for a movie that talks about how social media is wrong.
  • It’s horrifying to discover your crush is following a cheating lover on Instagram.
  • Metaphysical agencies are the true powers behind the scenes. Their authority derived from their connection to social media.
  • In the future, social media will feel more authentic than real life.
  • Social media has an automatic government censorship program.
  • Someone needs to be sacrificed to the social media gods.
  • Post-apocalyptic people rely on social media for community.
  • Social media came to be after AIs colonized the internet.
  • Write a story about how technology destroyed global warming awareness of people.
  • Social media is now a social vaccine. It must be developed to deal with disease outbreaks.
  • Create a time when physical social contact is obsolete.
  • A man falls in love with a woman via her blog posts, following every day detail of her life. They’ve never met in person.
  • Everyone is on a social networking app, separated into niches, so the divide seems wider.
  • How would social media change in the future?
  • Uploading videos to social media was no longer possible. What do people do?
  • Talk about the advantages and disadvantages of connected devices.
  • Social media has turned people into zombies.
  • Someone creates a social media site to revolutionize the social media networking market.
  • The effect of social media online addiction on one student’s life.
  • In the future, social media is in headsets, and users are part of ad hoc virtual worlds.
  • A world ruler uses social media to control their people.
  • What drama has ever happened on social media?
  • The first world leader to become famous on social media is captured and executed.
  • What is a social media service like Twitter like worldwide?
  • The power grid is damaged in a cyber-attack, plunging the world into darkness. People begin to use all social networks exclusively in darkness.
  • All schools now use social networks to punish students.
  • Post one of your favorite holidays, detailing about all your social media experiences, and what you experienced towards the end of each day .
  • Commercializing all avenues of social media is the way of the future.
  • A social network causes a global panic when its clouds form a creepy smiley face.
  • The ability to block people in real-life for being rude on social media becomes a reality – describe its effect on society.
  • “That tweet sounded better in the original German.”
  • Social media have advanced to the point where they can be directly implanted into the brain.
  • A software engineer is introduced to an artificial intelligence every person is using. The person does nothing else.
  • Write a revenge story where someone attacks a social media network.
  • Puppet master Mark Zuckerberg rules the world.
  • In the future, everyone must spend hours per day on social media.
  • No one gets any real-life experiences because they are all too busy online.
  • Online games have made real life seem dull and dreary.
  • Write about something you have seen on a social media app.
  • The government now monitors posts and comments on social media.
  • A new social media network on the Internet that has taken over everyone’s life.
  • Your leg gets attacked by a dog. Do you share the experience on social media?
  • Your social media account boasts so much money that it buys you freedom.
  • Write a story about what your social media alter ego would say if she were real.
  • There’s a social media account for everything, even your brain.
  • 24 hour surveillance societies have become very common.
  • Off the Internet, it is impossible to discover the real selves of people anymore.
  • Share the first lines of the story which will be created using this prompt. Feel free to make yourself part of that world, if you’d like.
  • Social media breeds violence and drugs and crime in the future.
  • Write what happens when a president uses Twitter unwisely.
  • In harsh prehistoric times, the first cavemen invented language and social media.
  • “Social” media has taken a new direction. Instead of interacting with these loved ones, one-on-one, you have turned to these tools in an attempt to acquire friends.
  • It’s forced to be monitored what you have to do once you’ve been on websites like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Young people spend all their time online. What happens?
  • Is social media making us less human?
  • Big Brother is watching your every move on social media—the worst.
  • A vast crowd of people in a dark, cavernous room. A voice comes over the loudspeakers and tells the people they can leave if they can survive the coming waves of static and data. But if they fail, they—and their dreams—will be lost forever.
  • An app dominates the social media landscape. What is it?
  • All social media users — including your characters — accuse one another of being fake-book friends.
  • The world has suddenly become a dystopian nightmare, now embraced by all social media users.
  • People in the future no longer have to work in dead-end jobs because they can be replaced by robots. Everyone starts social-media personalities instead.
  • Someone uses Instagram for what it never was intended to be used for.
  • Cyber stalkers share their evildoing.
  • What is the price for using social media?
  • Cults are able to hold their members captive for generations through torture and brainwashing, spreading their influence through a new social network.
  • Write about the first person to ever use social media.
  • Social networks have conquered the world. No one leaves their rooms anymore. How is the world changing?
  • Social media is used to keep tabs on criminals.
  • The way news organizations get and share information will evolve due to social networks.
  • Magic mirrors can be used as “fake news” machines.
  • It is possible to hack social networks offline.
  • The world purposely feeds misinformation through social media networks.
  • Write about a world where social media obsession never took off.
  • A person uses a social network as a means of therapy.
  • How can you use social media to improve your life?
  • Multi-user Social Bots are hacked into oblivion.
  • Computer hackers and programmers have discovered new protocols and diddle codes for social media.
  • Social media has become more controversial than ever in this portrayal of the future.
  • In the future, instead of phones, people have social media implants inside their body.
  • An elderly lady has been arrested repeatedly for driving and posting.
  • A virus spread on social media causes people to kill themselves.
  • A day in the life of the Pope who uses social media.
  • The world has a new local web portal that only people in a city use.
  • A social media device embeds itself in a person’s brain.
  • What is friendship to you in your social media world?
  • The internet is now organic. You can have cables growing out of your body.
  • Twitter and Facebook boss up when they realize that websites are the new Big Thing.
  • The state requires all high-school students to be on one social media site.
  • The internet has evolved into a single Social Networking Service that links the entire world.
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  • A social media site allows people to charge blog posts for higher visibility.
  • An author who has a blog sees few page views for it, so he wants to give it up.
  • Everyone in your city has a “Social Media Security Number” to determine who can and can’t know what.
  • Write about life without social media.
  • Open a school for social media professionals.
  • Pick any world and make social media still develop and exist in that world.
  • Social media enables people to travel to fictitious places, such as Middle Earth.
  • A small band of heroes fight an evil dictator who controls all social networks in the world.
  • The future requires the use of social media, and the system can punish you if you try to opt out.
  • The world seems to have gone digital, falling into a stupor.
  • Write about your biggest loser when it comes to social media.
  • The world has become a prison, affecting all the citizens through social media.
  • Write about the technology used to merge the virtual and real world.
  • What if the Internet was much smaller than what it is today?
  • What is happening on social media today?
  • People with access to time travel use social media to watch births of famous people.
  • Someone finds out their social media posts have a hold on them…
  • Have social media companies gone too far?
  • Social media apps have geofencing to share content with people in your vicinity.
  • Anti-social media is a technological development that has become the new technological revolution.
  • A country takes negative social media comments about itself as an outright attack. Because of this, it begins launching missiles at prominent social networking sites.
  • People use social media to connect with their loved ones and family members. How do they use this in a dystopian world?
  • Social media apps are played as if they are working jobs such as managing a fast food restaurant.
  • Social media is heavily censored in certain countries.
  • Social codependency is the new way of the world.
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  • Set a story back when the present technology was in the past.
  • In the future, you can delete any negative posts on your social media, but have to pay $1 per word to do so.
  • In the age of social media, political scandals and mucky-muck romance expose their online love affairs.
  • In 20 years people and phone lines will be redundant, social media will be the only form of contact. What will this world look like?
  • Write about someone who tries to escape their negative online reputation.
  • Social media companies are government-funded and no one gets paid for their time interning on corporate apps.
  • What if Facebook actually started fulfilling promises to share information with law enforcement agencies?
  • Social media is the only way to stay in touch with family and friends.
  • Your phone has a social media app embedded within it. Write about what happens in your life with this app.
  • Monsters – real or imaginary ones – are appearing on social networking websites.
  • Write about a social media worker who was enslaved to workers’ rights in social media.
  • People rely on social media for certain things, but the price of using social media is too high.
  • Social media is considered a public utility like electricity or water.
  • Write about the dark side of social media.
  • Think about a time when one piece of social media ruined your life.
  • Write about a time traveler who came from the future, traveled to the past, and was horrified to realize that social networking was far bigger in the past than it is in his time.
  • In the future, the government bans people from having phones or access to the internet, to fight against drug dealing, terrorist acts, and social media terrorism.
  • A new startup company is about to launch a controversial new social network with surprising features.
  • Asimov’s Laws address your imagination of what computers will be like in the future.
  • How would the world change if everyone was connected to one another without social media apps?
  • Elaborate on the social media in the novel or movie “Her”.
  • Many people live their lives exclusively on social media sites such as writing book reports for the internet!
  • Social media have become so advanced, that the trolls take courses.
  • Social media is now a mandatory part of all government/corporate deals.
  • Celebrities make it rain likes.
  • A power plant implanted in a person’s chest is needed to charge his social media implants. In fact, most people are cyborgs whose bodies are adapted to suit social media.
  • A person’s social media icon is created as a literal part of it. It grows, ages, and changes as the user does.
  • Deleted tweets mysteriously live on beyond their delete date.
  • Facebook is now a black market, operated by criminals.
  • Social networking software evolves to bring the future closer.
  • What is the worst thing about having too many followers?
  • Social media viruses are easily spread through memes.
  • A healthy dose of social media use a day is found to be bad for human health.
  • A social site has options for dog owners and people who hate them.
  • Facebook now displays adult content.
  • People can access and control their avatars from anywhere using social media.
  • Tech companies replace being social with interacting through technology.
  • Facebook is now charged with activity, called ‘likes’, that are not connected to actual friends and have more to do with advertising and manipulating public discourse. In a few years, Facebook’s ‘likes’ have gotten so bad that riots break out in major cities.
  • The government cuts off internet access entirely for one hour a day to curb the addiction to social networks.
  • The social network algorithms damage people’s lives.
  • Your reality is determined by what kind of information you expose yourself to.
  • People live in a world without privacy.
  • Someone stops using social media… but people in general miss this person’s presence.
  • A game for social media addicts is released.
  • The world is a company and social media is another way to market your products.
  • A new social network called Echo5 has a great idea.
  • Conversations on social networks must be limited to a certain number of characters.
  • Shadowy groups now gather in virtual worlds.
  • A sentient social media service named Clog sends people on adventures for followers.
  • Social media has become the 9 to 5 job instead of traditional jobs.
  • Everyone is obsessed with social media. What about your character clashes or works with it?
  • Social media is the official language of the future.
  • The government is raided and taken over by a fad video game’s fanatics.
  • One person per day must go to social media jail.
  • Write about an all-powerful social network that takes control over everything in the world.
  • Authors like to rant about social media.
  • Social media connects the world, but at a cost to personal privacy.
  • Write about a character who had the soul torn out of his/her body but has now been dragged back into life via social media.
  • Write a post that reveals the main character’s identity for the first time on Facebook.
  • A person from the future comments on the current state of social media.
  • People are now duplicated on social media, with a virtual version of them.
  • Make historical fiction about the invention of social media.
  • In the hyperconnected future, friending someone isn’t enough. People actively define each other through relationships on their social network profiles.
  • Transgender people are the most discriminated group in social media.
  • Ever since Apple invented the selfie, people haven’t been the same. Write about that.
  • Technology is now part of the government. An act made online is valid in the real world.
  • Someone makes a social media app specifically for teens to kill their social life.
  • In your world, social media has become mandatory – what will people do to avoid it?
  • A young man uses advanced technology to create a photo-realistic avatar and post as his dating profile. These are but a couple of writing prompts the writer can choose from to create an interesting and topical short story, essay or poem.
  • Students are now required to get good scores on social media displays in order to get accepted to colleges.
  • No one can keep up with the followers, friends, likes, retweets on social media.
  • A site called the Home of Social Media dominates the Internet.
  • The world can only access social media from their phones.
  • Two worlds. One has social media, one has no social media. Compare and contrast.
  • The rich can have their social media fix delivered directly to their brain.
  • Write about a world where you can only buy upgrades to be social instead of choosing who you befriend.
  • Sex sells on social media and it’s against company rules to post it.
  • Create a utopian society managed entirely by social media. How would such a society function?
  • A man uses a new social network called “Trackur” to spy on his wife.
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  • People who use social media have their brains scanned. What can you learn about a person by what type of activity she likes to do on social media?
  • The virtual world allows people to become fully immersed in their social media.
  • Write about a museum conquered by social media.
  • Talk about your online doppelgänger.
  • Social media in the modern day is all controlled and regulated by the government.
  • A celebrity suicides and leaves their thumbprint on social media sites. What’s gone on in their lives?
  • What happens to journalism in a world where everyone is always connected by social media?
  • The first company to put cameras in everyone’s smartphone owns  the world.
  • Explain what you would do if Facebook had never gone public.
  • Write a poem about a tweet.
  • People derive everyday entertainment from social media.
  • Social media clones normal humans, then has them fight in the meme wars with other clones.
  • How might social media be like drugs?
  • Social media is no longer ephemeral, and can now be permanently shared.
  • Everyone on social networking sites is replaced exclusively by robots.
  • People of the future hire disabled people to ghostwrite all of their online social media posts.
  • An oppressive government is the solution to social media addiction.
  • In the future, you can only communicate with people you like.
  • Social media people meet physical representation of their apps.
  • A new type of app is created that includes human body parts.
  • Children have grown up able to share their thoughts through social media and an advanced version of the Internet. It’s all they know now.
  • An army of trolls takes over a societal network that has become oversaturated.
  • Social media is used as a tool to enslave and control the population.
  • People of the future spend their lives on social media apps and have never been physically touched.
  • If social media apps take over people’s minds, does their personality change?
  • Now the internet is part of your brain – literally, an upgrade that has dramatic consequences for society.
  • Social media has evolved and can now trick you into thinking people are
  • A new social network is developed, but there is a catch…
  • A season of the year is the object of a social media fad.
  • About zombie apocalypse survival groups. Every member is anonymous. They use social media apps to coordinate.
  • A conspiracy theory is proven true thanks to a blogger who works to expose the truth.
  • Uber, Lyft, and other universal ride-sharing services require personal information that customers worry might get hacked by cybercriminals.
  • A person blind from birth is given access to use social media for the first time. Write about their experiences.
  • People are celebrities on social media.
  • Fake profiles are a thing in the social media world now.
  • The world’s greatest love story begins on social media.
  • Social media breaks the laws of reality.
  • A hacker group called Anonymous tries to ruin the social networks.
  • Social media includes all five senses instead of just words.
  • Social media makes everyone better at fighting.
  • Using social media, people create a smart robot to do their bidding.
  • Becoming popular in a virtual world makes you a celebrity in real life.
  • Describe your ideal world’s social media network.
  • As digital capacity is increasing, it doesn’t mean you have to keep posting and sharing.
  • Write a social networking scene, software product description, or a scenario for a social media site.
  • Careful consideration is needed to ensure no real life consequences to the use of social media.
  • Hex bugs have begun to destroy people’s cell phones because social media have taken away their natural hunting grounds.
  • Write about a person who is addicted to social media.
  • People are shot and killed by cops after filming a police encounter on their phones. Write a journal entry by a witness downloading this information from social media accounts.
  • The biggest social media website brands get merged. Now there’s just one, and everybody goes to it.
  • Social media is no longer required but popular anyway.
  • Write about a day in the life of a fake person online.
  • Social media runs the world.
  • Expand on someone you know really well using social media.
  • Horoscopes are now curated on social media feeds.
  • Social media is the new form of currency.
  • People disagree about whether social media makes or hinders social interaction.
  • People collaborate through social networks. How do people use them?
  • Social media apps with games, personalized ad targeting, and direct stimulation may be coming in the future.
  • A person turns into a social media ‘product’.
  • People spend their entire lives on social media.
  • What happens to social media when everyone undergoes surgery to have a chip implanted that allows them to instantly share things with the world?
  • The government tracks your influence and uses social media to spy on its citizens.
  • Society is destroyed by social media contests gone too far.
  • Top 10 social media myths.
  • After learning about the 2016 US election results, people “unlike” Facebook.
  • Why do people spend so much time on social media?
  • A generation survives by doing mostly virtual activities.
  • A case of cyberstalking takes place for only a few hours a day.
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  • People wear plasmatics that combine their thoughts with a social media service.
  • Tyranny is enforced by constant surveillance from social media companies.
  • What is the world like when people have unlimited access to all ages of the internet?
  • How do people’s lives change thanks to social media? How do they remain the same?
  • What is a hashtag doing in ancient Rome? Challenge your imagination with these writing ideas and prompts.
  • Social media is now a real-life media, not an imaginary one.
  • A twist on the news app, an app that can show you the most exciting thing on the internet. People check out an experience but they can’t get back to real life.
  • Everyone is reading their favorite novel on a social media app.
  • Cosplayers beg for social media likes. How does the world have already changed in this world?
  • You connect with someone you’ve been jilted by romantically by tracking her name on Tinder.
  • A parody of social media gains so much popularity that real social media networks start disappearing.
  • Write something about a person who owns the actual social media accounts he/she has as a person on social media.
  • Your favorite arcade game now has social media features.
  • People can never post anything negative about social media for all of eternity.
  • Political candidates create false personas and post false information for positive press coverage. Write about what happens as a result.
  • An abandoned social media app is considered a lost treasure of the digital age.
  • Two people meet on a social media site. One of them has a secret.
  • Write a novel about the world takeover plot of some weird 1980’s type social network.
  • The world’s “news” has a one hundred percent positive spin.
  • Facebook makes lots of changes/upgrades/additions along the way and gets stuck with them.
  • All social media is monitored by the government. What would be the consequences of this? What would everyday life be like?
  • An appliance is invented that detects and prevents any social media use from taking place.  What are its societal effects?
  • This girl was born without a cell phone. How does she survive without social media?
  • Your identity is only what people think of you on social media.
  • Social media evolves to fulfill the needs of higher social interaction.
  • Social media addiction ruins good relationships in society.
  • Use your own social networking service of choice for this prompt.
  • Why did social media become the norm? Write about the downfall of the outside world.
  • Post the first step in your social media “coming out.”
  • Photos of celebrities floating over people’s heads.
  • Think of a person you know who makes social media posts about every detail of their life. Write about them.
  • Social media makes people take stupid photos of themselves doing stupid things in stupid places.
  • Everyone lies on social media. Surely someone will one day go too far.
  • In a future world where intelligence is the most important metric for success, people post IQ results on social media.
  • Open a social media profile you’ve never had. Post a status update or two.
  • Someone spends a whole day on Instagram trying to find the girl of his dreams.
  • Everything is customized according to your preferences. Is this a good or bad thing?
  • What has happened to social media in the world you have created?
  • What network could you not live without?
  • In a future dystopia, people are punished for coming off as untruthful online.
  • Technology allows people to experience virtual holodecks which are more real than reality itself.
  • Everyone has an app where they can share their darkest thoughts.
  • The population of a faraway world is divided into two opposing camps with regards to their views on social media.
  • Faceless employees discipline online trolls.
  • It’s the end of the world on many social networks.
  • With every click, we reveal bits of information about ourselves.
  • Landlines, microwaves, cell phones and email all go out of style. All landline phones are liquidated.
  • Write about people who refuse to use social media.
  • Write about a cryptanalyst in a world where everything is protected by encryption.
  • Social media apps disappear. People scramble to reconnect with their friends and family.
  • The government has decided that every citizen must have a “true social media score” and virtually every action is related to it. How does this affect the people and how it affects the world?
  • Social media and interpersonal relationships grow stronger or weaker over time.
  • Social media creates a new language with its own dictionaries. How does this affect the evolution of language?
  • Have any creature evolve to use social media in a unique way.
  • The government is antagonistic towards social media users.
  • Someone created The Matrix-style social media where you can’t leave.
  • The police are given the power to “boost” whatever person, content, or group they want. As they do, the effects of their actions ripple out to others.
  • A robot asks whether it should be connected to social media.
  • Write about a story told via social media.
  • The world goes insane and creates Artificial Intelligence to replace social media.
  • Why did social media fail to work?
  • Social media sites are filled with advertisements. Are they more welcome or less?
  • Half the people of the world survive on social media, and the other half treats it as its only source of income. Now imagine that a catastrophe happened that has destroyed one source of social media, and how it will affect the world.
  • Life in the 70s was very different. Nobody knew that one day everyone would have a cell phone in their pocket which connects them to a global network. Today, social media is one of the biggest industries.
  • The government can detect when there are conversations that include alternative viewpoints.
  • Human cloning becomes the newest social media craze.
  • A social media follower chooses your secret fantasy ultimate planet where you could live your fantasies.
  • A “Heartnet” has taken over Earth.
  • In a totalitarian state where the government is corrupt, social media proves to be a blessing.
  • Every social media post, no matter how trivial or silly, is interpreted as an expression of truth, a demonstration of identity.
  • Is social media a blessing or a curse?
  • In a world where social media is free, the government starts taxing it to cover budget short falls.
  • Social media is the primary way to communicate in the world. Collaborative fiction writing challenges harness the enthusiasm and creativity of participants to put together fictional stories that blend a set of individual ideas into one whole. Challenge participants to write chapters or bits of text, then organize it together into a coherent storyline, incorporate it into a single document, and share it out to the challenge’s participants. Let participants add their own contributions to the story over the course of a month—writing once or more, as time allows. Promote the challenge in the sub’s wiki, sidebar, blog, and social media groups, as well as in relevant subreddits. Collect submissions in a document, then write a concluding post. If using Google Drive as your document storage, make a folder for the challenge and add the participants’ usernames so they can be recognized for their contributions. The results will be a unified story that reflects the collaboration between the challenge participants. Writing collabs are a deeply satisfying creative effort for everyone involved and
  • Everyone is being asked to take a test and describe what they’d do if they awakened as a different person.
  • The world has become increasingly “chatty”. People are not allowed to talk in movies, libraries, or other situations where everyone could hear conversing, or it’s against the law to talk about sensitive topics.
  • Draw a portrait of a person without showing their face.
  • Technology companies compete to control social interactions.
  • In this world, only 20% of the population can travel to other planets, but everyone calls it “vanlife.”
  • Social media is the only form of communication, information, and entertainment.
  • Harriet creates a fantasy world, in which she is the queen.
  • Different generations communicate using social media in different ways.
  • Write about a program that inserts fake news on the internet.
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  • The elderly in this world prefer interacting with people on social media to actual physical interaction.
  • A new type of social media has been uncovered in the ice of Antarctica.
  • As social media sites and apps become more successful, there starts to be restrictions on what users can post.
  • New virtual reality social media is really immersive and interactive.
  • Scientists can now change the minds of people in their sleep, which results in terrifying things like killers blackmailing their victims into approving their murders, because the killer’s brain no longer thinks it’s murder
  • Come up with your own talk-to-text app.
  • Social media success will result in the world changing. What happens?
  • The next person at a coffee shop you see can’t complete this sentence.
  • Explain the ins and outs of some fictional social media. Write a detailed story about their users or an interaction with the service.
  • What is the world like today? Write about it from the view of someone living 300 years in the past.
  • What happens when a new invention comes out that kills paper?
  • A person has to write a tweet, but more than 140 characters. What happens?
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  • The government sets rules on social media and monitors it.
  • In the future, social media addiction allows people to enter voting booths or leave the planet altogether.
  • Advanced nanotechnology saves the neurons in your brain, and allows it to be uploaded on your social media accounts.
  • In the future, companies now collect very personal information on their employees and customers. Are there downsides to this? What about benefits?
  • Someone receives an odd message and sets out to meet the sender.
  • Script your favorite movie scene to be delivered entirely by social media/email.
  • What would you do if snorlax was a thing? How would you deal?
  • The government has banned social media for a reason.
  • Write about a social uprising where thousands of people decide to delete all social apps from their phones.
  • People are imprisoned for their opinion on social media.
  • The entire world is an internet cesspool, so humans go to Mars to create a better world free of social media.
  • Ghosts begin a battle with humans to force them to quit social media.
  • People use drone camera capabilities to take secret photos of strangers.
  • A young boy finds an anachronistic social media app on an old smartphone.
  • In this virtual reality, people can create avatars of their dreams and have them do anything they want.
  • Create a game involving social networks with an imaginary premise.
  • Facebook begins charging users money to remove political ads from their timelines.
  • What does it mean to be “hashtag famous”?
  • Everyone on your social network is suffering from the zombie apocalypse because of a threat on social media.
  • Writers are getting hired to perform tweets for people who want to impress others.
  • High school kids spend their weekends playing in virtual worlds where they can try anything they want, but always eventually return to the real world.
  • Television and social media collide in a bizarre mishmash of bizarre programming and tweets.
  • Social media sends people one way, but users have their own agenda.
  • Someone hacks into your social network account and posts some shady stuff without your permission. The consequences are great. How can you reverse them?
  • People start using media printed on real trees. How do people receive this change?
  • People are forced to be friends in real life on Facebook.
  • What would happen if the government snooped for state secrets in your social media accounts? Write a scene where someone finds out.
  • A strange new viral app that overlays social media on every real-life situation.
  • In a Utopian future, everyone is connected through the use of a social network.
  • People of the future tell stories by posting text on people’s social media.
  • In the future, there is a map for everything someone’s doing in their social life.
  • In the future, everyone is judged by their social media. What are the ramifications?
  • Someone finds a way to wipe out all users on social media.
  • Post it Notes are back in style as status updates.
  • Everyone has a ghostly presence on social media. Describe it.
  • People are beginning to distrust technology because it feels more invasive in their lives than even social media did. What is life like?
  • Write about a person who only has so many “social media friends” left.
  • Companies make money by making deals with social media platforms.
  • An application tracks where everyone is at all times.
  • The lasting effect of social media on young adults is observed/considered.
  • In the near future, knowledge of Mars is lost after everyone stops using social media.
  • How will a real life revolution play out, after it is instigated solely on social media?
  • Facebook has always developed Algorithms to give more accurate recommendations for your timeline. But, what if there’s no timeline at all?
  • Nonstop 24-hour news programs now report on social media.
  • All your social media disappears. Write about your grieving process.
  • Humans devolve to primitive communication and meet each other in person on a regular basis.
  • The names on people’s phones are their social media handles. Without studying your phone, you’ll never learn your own name.
  • A new drug is being used to amplify brain potential. You should of course relate this drug in some way to your title.
  • Protest marches are now done through social media.
  • Social networks are segregated based on age.
  • People always over-share their lives on Facebook. People complain how they spoil people’s breakfast.
  • In the future, celebrities now have cartoon avatars.
  • The oldest social network updates its look to the newest one.
  • Social media influences government policies around the world.
  • A network has been created that helps people start businesses, movies and music careers, find soul mates, heal illness, and become wealthy without the need for social media…
  • It is possible to use social media to never forget anything again.
  • Social media apps track people’s activities at all times.
  • Someone created synthetic humans to advertise products. How have they changed?
  • What would you say if you lost all your friends, family, and social contacts overnight?
  • A popularity contest takes place between scientists on social media.
  • Explore a world dominated by social media. What life is like in these worlds?
  • Write about an interstellar message that comes in through a social media app.
  • Social media apps start to broadcast television and movie content for free without any ads.
  • Social Media becomes a beacon for enemy forces in a futuristic war. They invade the systems and manipulate enemies.
  • Write a story about a girl who spends her time studying science, following sports, and playing video games online.
  • Social media are very, very valuable and can be stolen by people with immense skill.
  • A man gets thrown into the future and now the entire world is filled with social media.
  • Show me a time when someone misunderstood a post from someone else, and clarify it.
  • Write a song in which social media is mentioned.
  • Write about a future where people are successfully protected from social media and waste their time in other ways.
  • A retelling of “the girl with lotus eaters,” this time from the point of view of a girl who got trapped in social media.
  • Write about a man who walks his ten followers across the desert.
  • Add something you’ve always wanted to say to your virtual doppelgänger.
  • Social media becomes a religion in a distant future, a religion that causes people more misery and guilt than happiness.
  • “Like” is now merely a social term without digital context.
  • A poet has no artistic inspiration, until they follow a famous voice actor on social media.
  • The world is divided into two regions. One is where the only thing that matters is social media, and the other is where social media doesn’t exist. Write a story about what goes on in either world.
  • Write about a social network that people receive brain transplants so they can experience it better.
  • Write about a world where we’ve abandoned social media completely.
  • Movie studios release entire full length movies on your social media stream.
  • Future internet and social media are open source and free.
  • Genetic differences account for social media use.
  • What happens if the Internet breaks?
  • Get rid of all the communication devices, like cell phones, computers, and cars. Everyone is connected completely through social media. What happens?
  • Location-based apps and social media apps have merged into one.
  • Develop new social media apps to replace modern day ones.
  • When grocery stores remain open 24 hours a day, the market becomes fertile ground for people to create outfits and hashtags dedicated to frozen dinners and canned goods.
  • Social media etiquette has broken down over the years. How has that affected the world?
  • What if people in a separate world can be created as avatars and placed into a social media networking site?
  • Someone is trying to sabotage a social network. Why do they hate it?
  • Social media users report that their friends are not really who they seem to be.
  • An app that advertises ‘vacationing with you!’
  • A media network confronts the truth that they only provide negative news.
  • A new technology called social media X sounds great, but its true purpose is to track people. Describe the people who defend it.
  • Social media is now powered by demonic forces, feeding on the information from your blog posts and statuses.
  • Write about a world where people can request posthumous social media updates.
  • Streetlights are replaced by street art.
  • Social media depression is now a thing.
  • Social media divides the world. Countries battle each other over opposing political views in public profiles.
  • Social networks only show posts produced by venture capitalists.
  • Social media outreach replaced the work of diplomats.
  • Write about artificial social media intelligence that replaces social media with real humans.
  • A social media app allows people to enter the minds of others. What happens?
  • Social media creates real but temporary duplicates. The characters feel they are real, but they are not.
  • Social media has made “connections” end.
  • Social media has taken on a new form where people act like gods in a game setting.
  • Technology is now able to get a person’s heart rate reading remotely. Write about an individual who authorities launched an investigation on because they had been posting too many incendiary tweets.
  • In this day and age, every student prepares a social media portfolio.
  • Negative emotions are banned on social networks.
  • Write a story about someone who is obsessed with social media.
  • Geek culture is the new cool culture. What are some new trendy memes and social networks?
  • In a world with so many possibilities, how do decisions about where to live, where to go still matter?
  • After someone gets fired on social media, they petition to have social media banned.
  • A character’s pet is their social media account.
  • Social media is allowed, but only with the supervision of chaperones.
  • Social media addiction has become so overwhelming that governments step in and thereby impact everyone.
  • Social media is linked to crime.
  • Whether you struggle with social media or not, there’s always ways you can write about it.
  • Describe history lost on social media
  • World governments have the same restrictions as social media sites.
  • If you could tweet once and have your word instantly become the best-known quote in the world, would you do it? Why or why not?
  • You want to buy whatever it is that this post is about. Whatever it might be, it is likely made only for socially popular people.
  • A fascist regime outlaws rainbows and requires anyone who sees a rainbow to report it to the authorities.
  • All communication in the future is through social media. People are forced to speak more personally and accurately.
  • Social media sites now feature mind-reading. What new power does this bring?
  • Social media has become the religion of Earth.
  • Reality-based social networks, where users act as themselves, are popular.
  • There are only two people in the world, and they are a couple. Will they stay together in this cell phone-less world?
  • Communication between androids have replaced social networks. A return to social media is discussed.
  • We explore the full impact of selfies.
  • People want to spend their life inside the digital world they call “The Simulation.”
  • There are now anti-social networks that separate themselves from the rest of the world. What do these networks strive to achieve?
  • Write a short story about a social media user who has a mental breakdown after discovering something mysterious and horrifying on Facebook.
  • An app connects everyone as if in one giant social network.
  • Create a fictional mobile app that is a social media app.
  • All the world’s knowledge is shared on the internet and Google. Discuss.
  • People use virtual reality applications to relive their social media days one last time.
  • Global warming floods see a rise in sea levels, which threaten a person’s social media accounts.
  • Are virtual social networks a good or bad thing?
  • The human race became extinct due to social media addiction. Write about the extinction.
  • Cameras on social media apps are always on now.
  • People can customize how others see them on social media.
  • Everyone has superhuman social media powers.
  • Social media can now be tracked wherever you are.
  • Everyone’s brains are linked to social media.
  • Write about social media that started as fake news but later become true.
  • All social media increasingly personify themselves as real people, but some people suspect they’re robots.
  • Write about a future where animals have been taken to the next level of social media.
  • Write about a robot who’s implanted with a social media chip.
  • Films are now all filmed on smartphones and edited on a laptop. Soon they will be edited on computers that have chips in them.
  • People acquire special powers by absorbing wasted energy from social media.
  • A new technology allows a “second self” to speak to people through social media. This new self is highly different and makes different decisions from the first person. How does the first person react to this being?
  • Downloading a new app gives you superpowers.
  • Is this Instagram taking over the world?
  • People now rate the social media pages of others they meet. What happens if your ratings fall?
  • What if hashtags caused people to do everything they said.
  • The government implements social media to monitor citizens.
  • People rate each other in the digital world.
  • With the rise of virtual reality, people often visit virtual bars and other unique locations to interact with people who aren’t with them.
  • There is a race to create the biggest social network.
  • Social media have become so advanced.
  • The government has decided that social media abuse is a cause of problems in society, so they are outlawing it.
  • Birds and bees communicate using social media.
  • All books condensed to 140 characters.
  • Text based social networks emerge on Mainframes, as a retro movement.
  • Orson is an old man who has cared for a virtual farm on social media for 20 years.
  • Europe rises again. A new era of renaissance?
  • An exploration of the good and bad of social media. Be sure to include examples from your own social media feeds.
  • Ghost apps of social network apps were created to do things behind your back.
  • One day, a character talks to their followers through a social media platform.
  • Rather than traditional social media, people use coffee shops to link up with friends and loved ones.
  • Facebook stocks rose excessively.
  • A person addicted to social media gets kidnapped and is forced to post updates.
  • Write a scene where this person just finds out that their girlfriend has been catfishing them on Tinder .
  • Social media networks known as “networks” are now full-scale countries.
  • Social media has become one of the symptoms of disease.
  • Facebook sells a paid app that can give people a new, perfect face.
  • A character becomes infamous on social media.
  • A magazine, dedicated to all things media, has its primary focus on social media posts.
  • Social media causes people to become convinced that they’re not living in the physical world.
  • A blackout causes society to go crazy the night after a big social media event.
  • Everyone’s minds can be controlled by hearing the “voices” of social media apps talking.
  • Social media and reality merge and become one.
  • Twitter erupts with sarcastic tweets underneath a major celebrity’s tweets making fun of her announcements.
  • Terrorists pose as social media friends and then enter your home when you are not looking.
  • A person’s whole life is on display on social media. People who know you well try to get you to tone that down. How would you approach it?
  • The world’s governments monitor and censor all social media and communication.
  • Historical characters use social media and record their thoughts.
  • In this time, everyone is controlled by a bunch of algorithms.
  • One day people wake up to find their online lives have taken over their offline lives.
  • Trolls take over a virtual world because they can stay anonymous there.
  • These people are giving everyone on the internet a star rating out of five.
  • Young people growing up in the era of social media pay a price for it.
  • There is a social media trend or movement that is gaining popularity. Describe the origins of these communications and why it will change the world.
  • Human society has developed their fourth sense to interface with social media.
  • Idle No More in the year 4066. What happens when Twitter finally no longer exists?
  • A cell phone has to be charged for two hours every two hours or it will die. Technology is at the point where this is possible.
  • In a dehumanizing future, citizens are rated for their use of social media.
  • Social media once existed purely as a utopia for children and animals. Now it’s taken over the world.
  • Social media apps have become as prevalent to people as social behavior itself.
  • Write a scene where someone is playing a dating or social media game.
  • TV has returned to popularity but with social media embedded in every frame of the show.
  • Social media is an unbearably hateful place. People fight back.
  • In the future, social media personalities are becoming so powerful that they control interaction between countries and even have the potential to start wars, lead revolutions, etc.
  • A riot against social media occurs in the not-too-distant future.
  • Comment on how social media has changed the world in the past few years.
  • TGI Friday’s announces a new $5 dinner special on Facebook.
  • People ditch links, give tone and add photos when they share things.
  • There is a social media profile that makes one’s true age explicit. How would people’s relationships change?
  • Write about a smartphone virus that threatens the entire Internet.
  • A person comforts a loved one’s online presence after they die.
  • Queen Elizabeth maintains an official Facebook page for historical reasons. Write about how she goes about posting on it and interacting with her followers.
  • Social networks have infiltrated advertising. People keep track of products they’ve bought.
  • Social media is administered by robots, freeing us to focus on more important things.
  • Someone creates an end-user license agreement that states the customer is obliged to read the wall posts of the employees.
  • Social media is mandatory for kids in school and in their daily homework.
  • All social media has been shut down by the government after terrorist attacks.
  • A social media account is an alternate personality. What happens if the two personalities meet?
  • A new social network shows up on the market with interesting features. The old social networks are threatened.
  • Crime rates decrease due to police solving criminals’ problems on social media.
  • If you could travel back to the start of social media, would you do things differently, or not do it at all?
  • Twitter bots somehow became self-aware.
  • A company can stalk your social media life to undress you online.
  • People cannot distinguish between reality and virtual reality.
  • Write what social media would look like in a fantasy setting.
  • There is a revolution about to take place, and people communicate using social media.
  • Only the stock elite get to use social media
  • The entire world has a virtual existence because everyone is online.
  • Write about a conspiracy theory revolving around social media.
  • Archives of ideas, memories, and personalities live on after death.
  • When social media comes to life, things get interesting.
  • After the apocalypse, a story is told by a group of refugees about how the world changed by the invention of social media.
  • Mystery novels are published via social media.
  • Social media addiction comes from being addicted to subtle cues like dings and bubbles.
  • Take a social media concept and turn it into a good old-fashioned revenge story.
  • Actual social media posts, turned into full-length stories.
  • What if society was replaced with violence?
  • Distracted with social apps and games, someone forgets an important date in their life.
  • A member of the social media elitist snubs a girl for not being on social media. Write what the girl’s reply is.
  • Social media has become a weapon of peace.
  • What are the secrets that sites like Facebook and Twitter keep hidden?
  • Social networks are so efficient that they automate away the need for oppressive governmental control.
  • Social media is now a government installation where citizens’ lives are broadcast to democracy. Write about the adventure.
  • The ability to reach billions of people instantly evolves to threats that plague the world.
  • People join social media groups that are like cults. Every follower believes whatever the group leader says.
  • Ask your muse to pick a social media platform. Tell a story about what goes on there.
  • An AI makes digital traces of all activity during the day.
  • This world has infiltrated all forms of entertainment, even dating.
  • The ability for just about everything to become social media causes the ecosystem to explode.
  • Strange creatures have evolved entirely around social networking.
  • Social media is exclusively for celebrities and well-known people.
  • Social networks go wrong. People must “unlike” and “unfollow” everything.
  • The US government outlaws social media.
  • One man’s quest to find someone he is a direct connection to on social media.
  • Social media is banned to prevent a disaster.
  • Social media AIs now project themselves onto the real world.
  • What would people, places, events, and things be named in the social media era?
  • Hunger and famine now only occur in countries where people refuse to trade on social media.
  • The advertising industry has become so advanced that virtual reality models can speak and they are interactive.
  • Social media affects how elections are held.
  • Distort truth all for laughs on the Internet
  • Social media includes cybernetic implants.
  • Social media becomes disability technology. A mother who lost her legs in a war uses an army of drone-like robots to help her carry out tasks, like baking cookies.
  • How does the return of social media after a breach make the victim feel?
  • Social media is accessed through virtual reality.
  • Ghosts interact with the world through social media apps.
  • The corporate world has become the ultimate social network. Write about this society.
  • Social media companies merge, creating a single global social media.
  • Walking in a crowd of people who constantly share the minutest details of their lives on social media.
  • In a modern society, social media apps are inserted into people’s brains.
  • Government uses social media for constant surveillance.
  • Social media no longer requires personal computers.
  • How will social media evolve in the future?
  • Every creature has a profile on social media. Describe how a mythological creature would use social media.
  • Social media have made people a national treasure.
  • The world is so interconnected that everyone could find that special someone from the comfort of their own home.
  • You discover an anonymous website devoted to your secrets.
  • How many friends will you have in a week? Write about that.
  • Write a story about people who try to capture or kill others via social media sites.
  • A super-intelligent AI lurks on social media networks.
  • Write about a world where everything has a “likes” rating.
  • Social media turns people into products.
  • The world is haunted by a computer virus responsible for causing the most humiliating status updates imaginable.
  • Snapchat Stories are a form of popular fiction.
  • Video games are now so real you connect with social media while playing.
  • The only way for some people to express themselves is through social media sites.
  • A person creates and maintains dozens of completely fake identities on social media, and they use those accounts to interact with people to manipulate their behavior.
  • Facebook has a virtual mind-reading device for the deaf.
  • In the future everyone gets implanted with a belief chip. Once this chip is implanted, certain lives become possible, while others become impossible.
  • Events within your novel take place entirely on social media.
  • In the future, when reality TV is a thing of the past, new reality TV shows are broadcasted through sharing and commenting platforms.
  • There is a new form of social media that’s dominated by fictional fans.
  • Everything you encounter comes with a “Like/Dislike” button.
  • Write about people who try to break away from the world of social media.
  • You hear about social media being hacked. What happens next?
  • Write about a day when you spend all day on various social media platforms without interruption.
  • The most dedicated social media users are injected with AI in order to greatly expand their retention, imagination, and creativity. They are known as MuGgers.
  • There’s an uprising where people return to more personal means of communication.
  • People are now able to talk to each other through their social networks.
  • What are the major pitfalls of social networking in the future?
  • Your 5th grade teacher wants to know why social media has so much influence on you.
  • Social media is now broadcast telepathically to everyone in the vicinity of the users.
  • Write about a boy who doesn’t use much social media except for a specific one.
  • The fine for addiction to social media starts to increase.
  • What do timelines look like a hundred years from now?
  • Write about the good and bad effects of social media on courtship and dating.
  • Sociopaths take over social media and change your feed algorithms. How does the world react?
  • Prompts about Artificial Intelligence
  • Through social media, the character imitates another.
  • What happens after the apocalypse? Does anyone care that social media is dead?
  • What tools have been developed to help people deal with crippling social media and smartphone addictions?
  • People are not allowed on social media apps any further than they are allowed online.
  • Teaching robots to interact on social media.
  • Literary bloggers post excerpts of their novels on Twitter and other social media.
  • All teenagers use social media. No one has to be homeschooled.
  • Everyone has a favorite social media app. Write about what yours is.
  • A disease called “Sarcasm Mitosis” leads to being unable to take sarcasm seriously.
  • What does it mean when we take selfies?
  • People compare their lives to those of popular people online.
  • Social media takes a dump on users and crackles out with a bang.
  • Wooden figurines representing popular social media icons are burned in a big bonfire to celebrate change. Write a story about it.
  • Describe a politician based on their social media presence alone.
  • Social media replaces paper money and plastic cards.
  • Your friend posts a note on your social network account. Write a note in response.
  • Social networks have been hacked to store valuable data in “the cloud”.
  • Write about a thief who steals ideas from top social media influencers.
  • Biases, bigotry, bullying… all amplified by social media.
  • Social media is replaced by messaging apps.
  • A social network develops a way to talk to your dead loved ones.
  • Write a script for an ad for social media devices.
  • Our heroes log into a social media app and must rescue a friend who is trapped inside.
  • What if you had to live life in front of a webcam.
  • People are not allowed to have real relationships anymore, everyone is only friends with people online.
  • Amidst a world-wide pandemic that prevents standard socialization, social media continues to thrive.
  • Death by social media.
  • Write about a private child-in-a-polis in interplanetary space.
  • The boundaries between real life and social media are erased.
  • A mysterious organization takes down the Internet.
  • Popular social media app posts a filtering controversy.
  • The government blocks social media to preserve its censorship.
  • Your son, daughter or child is in a car accident due to distracted driving. The other driver was texting and driving. The person was completely at fault. It was caused by social media. In a letter to her loved ones, how do you feel about the person’s negligence causing your gifted child to be badly injured? Did you sue the person? For how much? How did the incident change your life?
  • Social media now replaces every human function.
  • The different social networks invent battles and try to defeat each other in order to gain more members.
  • Social media can only be accessed when people go to the dentist.
  • A new social network app shows up, that makes people pay real money to interact online because it affects them physically.
  • The government tracks everything on social media by monitoring keywords.
  • The government has decided that social media networks are causing a breach of privacy.
  • Five centuries from now, social media has wiped out Earth’s human population, and now the robots are arguing about what happened. Who is writing this? What is the author’s background? How is the story being told?
  • Someone downloads a program that will grant them super powers. Unfortunately, this program won’t let them stop using social media.
  • Artists, writers, and film-makers revolted against the social media overlords.
  • The only social media permitted is a VR simulation model after the future apocalypse, yielding challenges of adaptability and perseverance.
  • An angry user resorts to hate speech on social media.
  • In a world where social media apps don’t exist, past events may be forgotten.
  • Mike receives a phone call that his sister’s secret is about to leak on social media.
  • Social media extends to the real world, for better or worse.
  • Your job is to censor social media for posts that you think are inappropriate.
  • In the past, there was no option for social networking or social media on intelligent devices. What happened back then?
  • Write a story where an author uses their social media presence to promote their new book.
  • Plug-in technology adds personality extensions to social media.
  • Comment on what it means to be accepted or rejected on social media.
  • Write a story about someone addicted to social media.
  • In this techno-fascist world, the powers-that-be indoctrinate citizens using memes.
  • The first social network is created.

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