By Andres Pachon
A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.
It was the beginning of the 90’s and the internet boom that was going to change the world forever, the way we interact with each other, purchase products, learn and more! Back in the day, it was very difficult to get information and we turned to TV, movies, music and general pop culture to get our regular information fix. With the dawning of the age of internet information became globalized, and with a “click” you could instantly get information that was coming from the other side of the world in an instant!
Imagine how technology and the internet have advanced since then, social networks have brought us even closer and the skateboarding community has been impacted in many ways! From being able to only support your local skate shop to having SHIT® ordered online! and being able to learn how the skateboarding is moving around the world! Today we are celebrating how “Skateboard” is showing a strong trend and going up in google, people are searching more and more topics related to skateboarding and the trend is now taking a tendency to go up!
Social Media influence
Photo: George Pagan III (Unsplash)
Skateboarding was not huge in regular media coverage such as TV, newspapers or radio, there was coverage but only on specialized media like skateboarding magazines and handmade zines that you could get at the local skate shops or borrow from a friend and basically all of your skateboarding related info, news, tapes, clothes and even gear had to be purchased at the stores but with the coming of social media, you can now get all of the information almost immediately.
In the current times we are living in, it is almost essential to have internet access to have any form of entertainment and it also has made it easy for this amazing culture to spread around the world like a wildfire!
Let’s look at some of the subjects that are noticing a surge of searches online:
Learn How to Skate
This is one of the most searched topics related to skateboarding and it has been for a while, many beginner and kids that get interested in the discipline spend hours in front of the computer looking for how-to info not only on how to make tricks but also the essentials of skateboarding, like how to purchase a board and even how to dress and talk like a skateboarder!
Inside The Life of The Pros
Now most of your favorite stars, magazines, skate shops and brands have a social media account where you can check the day to day of the most famous names in skateboarding, keep up with the latest news and also be able to get your hands on the latest skateboarding drops, gear, shoes, clothes and more!
Enjoy World Events
Most of the events you are looking for the most are now broadcasted LIVE on online platforms completely dedicated to providing you with the best coverage for your enjoyment so you don't miss a second or a single trick. YouTube channels even keep an archive for you to be able to watch the rerun of past events that you might have missed!
Overall, the internet has had a very positive impact in skateboarding at least, this worldwide family is more united than ever, in SHIT® you will also be able to find all of the information and the moves of skateboarding in every continent and all in the comfort of your home and your fingertips using your mobile device!
So my dudes and dudettes, keep exploring the web, buy online, follow and share all of that good SHIT® out there on the web. We are pretty sure that skateboarding topics will be trending for another decade! It is up to us to keep skateboarding alive not only in the real world but to make sure to create and engage the new generations coming online and into this amazing family through the web!
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