The explosive growth of Pinterest, Instagram, Foursquare and Tumblr are no longer something marketers can ignore. And remember, user choice always wins; for every Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, there is a Friendster, Pownce and Gowalla.
PhysOrg.comGoogle+ 'Hangouts' grow in popularityPhysOrg.comGoogle's social network, Google+, has attracted more than 90 million users since it launched seven months ago, a mere fraction of Facebook's 850 million users.
ForbesHow Storify And Pinterest Are Cultivating The Wild Web, And Why Social Media ...ForbesIntegration, rather than direct competition, with the giants of social media appears to be the strategy, and it seems to be working.
If you’re using social media marketing to build your business the emphasis needs to be on social, NOT marketing! Think of social media marketing as a cyber water cooler and you’ll be on the right track.
With the pending public offering of Facebook anticipated to be the largest tech IPO in history, it’s an interesting time to think about where we go from here. Some say “social is done,” Facebook is all the social media anyone would ever want or need.
If you want to be successful, you need to strategize how to make better connections with groups you don’t know much about, or how to craft analogies by combining different disciplines--business success and astronomy, for example.