In the 2010s, Technology Brought Us Closer Together and Threatened to Tear Us Apart

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube—it's not hard to see where the Connected Era was headed

The second decade of the 21st century was all about connectivity. Sources: Getty Images

This article is part of a series celebrating our being 40 Years Bold, highlighting four decades—and counting—of Adweek, whose editors look back at notable news, trends and people, and at what could be in store for the next 40 years.

This story first appeared in the Dec. 9, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@joshsternberg Josh Sternberg is the former media and tech editor at Adweek.