Six Social Media Trends for 2010

social-media“In 2009 we saw exponential growth of social media. According to Nielsen Online, Twitter alone grew 1,382% year-over-year in February, registering a total of just more than 7 million unique visitors in the US for the month. Meanwhile, Facebook continued to outpace MySpace. So what could social media look like in 2010? In 2010, social media will get even more popular, more mobile, and more exclusive — at least, that’s my guess. What are the near-term trends we could see as soon as next year? In no particular order:”

  1. Social media begins to look less social
  2. Corporations look to scale
  3. Social business becomes serious play
  4. Your company will have a social media policy (and it might actually be enforced)
  5. Mobile becomes a social media lifeline
  6. Sharing no longer means e-mail

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  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing. I’m a new reader and will begin to monitor your blog.

    I think that we’ll see an increase of small businesses using social media as their main way to communicate with customers and propsects. Social Media has leveled the playing field for local businesses. With the right strategy, they can now compete with the big boys. Social media tools are free to use, it’s about knowing where your customers are on the web, building a profile on those sites, and beginning to strike up relevant conversations with them.

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