Social media is all about Relationship, and Technologies come last. However, social media changes from month to month. Trends come and go very frequently.Having said that there are some trends that will continue in 2011. Social Media Experts and thought leaders have identified and predicted certain social media trends in 2011.
WITS ZEN has curated and collected insightful infographics, vitalizing video, stimulating slide decks and analytical articles on Social Media Trends in 2011.
Stimulating Slide Decks
Written by Niall Harbison in The Next Web: “Social media changes from month to month. Trends come and go quicker than the seasons change. Having said that there are some trends that I think will continue over the coming year and with that in mind I wanted to share them here. All in all it should be an exiting year ahead in social media and these should be seven of the main trends…”
In the Entrepreneur, Starr Hall writes,” I present my take on social trends that are on the horizon next year. From plug-ins to location-based marketing initiatives to the move to higher bandwidth, there’s change afoot in the world of social media.I’ve compiled these 10 trends from my own observations, the opinions of my fan base online and other experts. Consider this a starting point for what to incorporate in your own social-media strategies in the New Year……”
Gini Dietrich in Social Media Today, identified 8 social media trends for 2011.
Written by David Armano in Harvard Business Review: “It was a banner year for social media growth and adoption. We witnessed Facebook overtake Google in most weekly site traffic, while some surveys reported nearly 95% of companies using LinkedIn to help in recruiting efforts. In my outlook for last year, I cited that mobile would become a lifeline to those looking for their social media fixes, and indeed the use of social media through mobile devices increased in the triple digits.”
Denise E. Zimmerman in iMedia Connection : “I’ve categorized the trends I will discuss into interconnecting “ubertrends” — the trends that will directly impact the emergence and growth of supporting micro-trends and how they might relate to your business. Make no mistake about it, there will be more progression as we move into the new year and beyond — and there is a vast beyond…”
In Read Write Web, Ravit Lichtenberg from Ustrategy.com writes: “With more than 550 million people on Facebook, 65 million tweets posted on Twitter each day, and 2 billion video views each day on YouTube—, social media has become an integral part of our connected lives. But this is just the beginning…”
In Mashable, Ben Parr says,” The past year was an eventful one for the world of social networking. Facebook went on an acquisition spree. Twitter started growing up. And MySpace? Well it’s the same old story over there.In 2010, we predicted that Facebook would conquer the web. We just didn’t know the social network would do it so convincingly. We’re not oracles, though, and we did miss on some of our acquisition picks. Well, time for round two….”