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How Social Media is Changing Our Lives
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The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes

The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes | The Social Network Times |
Everyone has different needs, and the social landscape is shifting accordingly.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
more...'s curator insight, April 19, 2014 4:55 PM

Mobile Tribes!

Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 20, 2014 8:05 AM

"The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller."


"The first generation of social media touted "networking", but the next generation, raised in always-on connectivity, will embrace ephemerality and digital tribalism. Those users will abandon the major social networks and migrate to more granular mobile villages with simpler ecosystems."

I think these two statements are pretty much spot-on, and will watch with interest as Facebook (and the 'others') tries to look small while continuing to gobble-up anyone and anything that looks like it might threaten its business model. We don't need one all-consuming platform, but that not how FB shareholders view the world.


Interesting times ahead!

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:15 PM

At the end, we all will find our little corners and our big windows!

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Social Media Practices to Expect in 2013

Social Media Practices to Expect in 2013 | The Social Network Times |

Social media has rapidly become an important part of many peoples’ lives, not just as a way to keep up with friends and family, but also for professional networks, exploring fields of research, shopping, sharing content and fostering online communities.

It has also become a crucial aspect of a businesses’ online presence- now a firm can connect with consumers and tailor their online relationships with customers, other brands, and with employees.
Predicting quite what is going to happen in this ever changing digital landscape isn’t easy, but it’s certainly worth noting some of the rising trends and having a look ahead to 2013.

Learn more about these trends, including social marketing, content development, branding, video + media applications, social tv, and the growing influence of mobile devices in social media...

Via Lauren Moss, Brian Yanish -, Martin (Marty) Smith, Jimun Gimm, David Hain
Eliza Steely's comment, December 13, 2012 12:57 PM
I love that point Martin! I think people call it social because of the personal element to it as opposed to advertising and things like that, especially because it's so interactive in nature. Do you have a suggestion as to what to change the name to?
ThePinkSalmon's comment, December 13, 2012 11:44 PM
Very good indeed!
donhornsby's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:23 AM

(From the article): "The coming year will see a massive increase in companies using social media services to market their goods and services, recognising the potential for sharing content and information and enhancing engagement with target audiences."