It’s ALL Social Now

It has reached the point where it’s all ‘social media’ now. Pretty much anything you can update and annoy your friends with a few clicks of a button is now the new social media. Marketing is following this path and if you aren’t, well then I hope you enjoy standing in line waiting for your shot at wearing that snazzy blue vest with the smiley face on the back. ;)

It became a threat when people started spending their life playing games on Facebook and sending 140 character messages on Twitter for no other reason than they could. I admit, I was one of those. I saw FB as a gaming site where you sat around and killed people all day. I was a Mafia Wars addict but have taken the pledge and haven’t wacked anyone on FB for over 6 months :)

It became real when Facebook became the most visited website in the world unseating Google from the top spot it held for year. We all thought Google was out for world domination. We never saw that geeky Mark kid in the corner  just waiting for his shot. Now it’s approaching a BILLION people sitting in front of the screen looking at FB, Tweeting and shortly, playing with their new Circles. Old standbys like Digg, Stumble Upon and Tumblr appear headed for the nostalgia heap to take their place next to 8 tracks and newspapers.

So as much as I may or not agree that 140 char messages with hash tags have any real meaning in life, I will admit they and all the other new players do have a place, and a very large place, in anyone successful marketing plan.

For us it is NOT just Social Media it is SOCIAL MARKETING.

So with this in mind I added this category and will pop in with some of the latest and greatest social media ‘toys’ I run across.

If you have any doubt how much is happening and how fast, just peruse this infographic. All this happened in less time than it took you to read this far. You can click on it if your aging eyes can’t quite make out the letters and a larger version will appear.

60 Seconds - Things That Happen On Internet Every Sixty Seconds
Infographic by- Shanghai Web Designers

Those are some amazing figures and it will only grow. Younguns will carry their world around in their smartphone. Us ‘older’ relics of a bygone era will carry around our tablet because it has larger fonts :O

This blog is loaded with social media plugins and apps and more will be added.I will opine on the better ones when I find them and will especially be looking for those that make our jobs easier, faster, more efficient and most of all, PROFITABLE.

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