Booming Social Networks

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Posted by Kent Beatty | Posted in Misc | Posted on 05-12-2009

This post was originally posted at KentBeatty.com as The Rise of Social Networks.

This Social Networks Infographic spans the timeline from 1995 up until today.  You’ll notice the really large social networks exploded into existence during the 2003 – 2006 period. Twitter had a rather late beginning:

Boom of OnlineCommunities

What’s next?  For one thing: Personal Branding.  According to Chad Levitt, parts of the next wave of innovation will revolve around social networks, personal brands, massive amounts of data, collaboration and making senese of it all to create value.  Also, expect more internal company social networking.

Infographic courtesy of Chad Levitt at his New Sales Economy Blog

For more on Personal Branding check out Dan Schwabel’s blog.  Dan is the author of the book: , Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success (Kaplan, April 2009)

The Future of Twitter – Loic LeMeur’s 34 Predictions

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Posted by Kent Beatty | Posted in microsharing, Trends | Posted on 15-11-2009

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Loic LeMeur (founder and CEO of Seesmic.com) has:

– 34 predictions about the future of twitter –

  • It will reach masses of people
  • They won’t use the same tools as we do
  • It will not be only about Twitter
    -status updates will be open across social software
    -all social software will have status updates
    -Facebook has 40+ million updates a day
  • Twitter will still be dominant in status updates
    it’s the motherboard on which we plug in
  • We will laugh thinking we were updating them all manually
  • The social graph will also open up
  • Twitter will be big to get an idea of a person or a brand reputation
    not by number of followers but mostly influence with retweeting and lists
    lets you think like that person thinks