Community and collaboration are wonderful things.
Fourteen great minds on social media have shared thoughts on what 2009 may have in store for us. Here’s some of what they’re thinking:
- “Although it is now cheaper to launch an initiative leveraging Web 2.0 technology – it requires qualified and passionate people to make them successful.” – David Armano
- “You may not always start the year as a leader, but you can certainly finish it that way.” – Rohit Bhargava
- “Intimacy touches emotion; emotion powers conversation.” – Pete Blackshaw
- “Doors are going to close all over the social web. Why? Because the money didn’t come the way people thought it would.” – Chris Brogan
- “The tipping point has not only *not* been reached, but could still tilt *away* from Social Media.” – Todd Defren
- “There’s a lot of fixing that needs to be done.” – Jason Falls
- “Dwindling budgets suddenly make low-cost social media look like the pretty girl at the ball.” – Ann Handley
- “We’re going to develop a set of better metrics to help guide, direct and validate ‘commitment’.” – Joseph Jaffe
- “The movement is rooted in a desire to have quality, not quantity, as people cocoon in the face of the economic crisis.” – Charlene Li
- “After a pre-qualifying wrestling match…” – Ben McConnell
- “These will be cumulative events and interactions that will build brand loyalty for the companies that pay attention to them.” – Scott Monty
- “The recession will force revenue results out of social technologies.” – Jeremiah Owyang
- “Companies that focus on earning love will thrive during hard times, and kick ass when good times return.” – Andy Sernovitz
- “Suddenly, being Facebook friends with your mom will seem less ridiculous than following 4,000 strangers on Twitter.” – Greg Verdino
Everyone’s thoughts have been assembled in this PDF. You can also read the document in-line below.
Your feedback is appreciated and I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
BTW – can you suggest a place to publish these ideas for them to be commented and voted on? As you think through the contributions, I’d love for everyone to have a way of seeing what resonates most with the community and also contribute their own ideas. Kind of like a personal Digg or My Starbucks Idea. If you know of a technology, please comment below or message me on Twitter @peterkim. Thanks!
UPDATE: These are now posted on Slinkset, where you can vote on your favorites and submit your own.