Social Media Trends for 2012

As the end of 2011 is fast approaching, it’s time to look towards how to approach business in the New Year. When it comes to social media we can’t plan too far ahead as new rules and application pop up from every which way. While businesses have grappled with how to get involved with social media over the last few years, most are starting to get on board. One thing we do know for sure is 2012 will become the year where social media is accepted as something that is here to stay and will become a default business function.

In-house social media teams will increase within companies and executives will start to see it as something that simply can’t be ignored.

Six Harvard predictions of 2012 include:

  • Convergence Emergence
  • The Cult of Influence
  • Gamification Nation
  • Social Sharing
  • Social Television
  • The Micro Economy

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