2008 was the year social media networking sites and micro-blogging tools exploded to near-mainstream usage. This year promises only more growth for social media.
In Canada, there are 8 million Facebook members...for a country with 24 million on the Internet. That's one-third of Canada found on just one site!
Just this month, Facebook became twice as large in usage than MySpace...with a total of 150 million active users.
Twitter was no longer just a tool to track celebrities on their rhinestone-encrusted smartphones; it became THE way to pre-promote for any savvy marketer.
Whether you are just now getting into social media or you are already in the know, these current articles should be great idea generator and navigators for you:
>> 50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business
>> ...And here's a list of 42 quick and cool social media tips...
>> Understanding and Aligning the Value of Social media
>> Why You Should Be Looking at Twitter
>> How To Sell Social Media to Cynics, Skeptics and Luddites
>> Social Media Rule #1: Always Give 'Em Something To Talk About
>> A Guide to Media Tweeter Lists
>> Web 2.0 is So Over, Welcome to Web 3.0
>> Want to See Where The Media Is Going? Follow the Money
>> FlowingData -- one of the better tweeting social media leaders. FlowingData.com is the website...
>> ...Oh, and this guy is pretty good, too.
>> Track the top twitter elite users, get twitsnips, badges, button makers and search by region, topic and more at TwitterGrader
>> Create free customizable Twitter backgrounds
But...is Twitter killing blogs and blogging?
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Tuesday, January 27, 2009,