I believe in the Social Media Revolution. If you have any doubts, I recommend that you watch the video below titled "Social Media Revolution" created by the author of Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business, Erik Qualman.
I mention the video for two reasons.
1. We tried to show it during our Surfaces 2010 Marketing In A Recession 101 workshop on 2/1/10. Unfortunately, we lost the connection early on and had to keep moving with our presentation.
2. The data is intensely compelling.
Erik Qualman published Social Media Revolution on 8/11/2009. Keep that in mind when you read through the statistics from the video and watch the video.
Note the change in technology adoption rates. [BTW, Facebook is now up to over 400 million users.]
Think how these tools democratize access to information, enhance communication, facilitate interaction, and support education. [Read through the comments to Statistics Show Social Media Is Bigger Than You Think and you'll witness some of this in action.]
Here is the video: Social Media Revolution: Is social media a fad?
[Subscribers, click on this link to view Social Media Revolution: Is social media a fad? directly on YouTube.]
[Note: There's also a short 2.35 minute version of Social Media Revolution.]
You might want to check out Socialnomics - Social Media Blog and its page full of all kinds of videos and interviews.
Now, how might you be part of the Social Media Revolution?
Social Media ROI: Socialnomics
[In case you can't play the video, here is the YouTube link to Social Media ROI: Socialnomics.]
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[Here is the link to YouTube for Social Media 2 Refresh.
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