Social Media Revolution

There are tons of these types of videos, see here, but I’m using this one since it’s associated with our Socialnomics author, Erik Qualman:

Posted on September 28, 2011, in Social Media. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Professor,

    Thanks for the video.

  2. Interesting video!

    I was surprised to see that some universities have stopped issuing email addresses to their students. It would be interesting to see what they use as an alternative. Corporate America still relies heavily on emails as a form of communication so I would be surprised to find something that would work better. Sure, it make not be the quickest way to reach a friend or to make plans, but I think there’s still a place for it, professionally at least!

  3. I heard that stat about universities not issuing e-mail addresses a while back. I am surprised, but I’m not. I mean, when I was a kid, we wrote paper LETTERS to each other for cryin out loud. The birth and death of e-mail within, what? Two decades? With the pace at which everything else is evolving, it is pretty fascinating. I just stare in slack-jawed wonder at all of these videos.

    My only problem is the same one I had with Qualman before. Where are your sources? I mean, the interwebs tell me that between 43 and 90% of statistics are made up on the spot…

  4. The lack of sources ran across my mind, too, Heidi. Advertising tides are turning. If it is true that 90% of consumers trust peer recommendations, while only 14% trust advertisements, businesses must do social media well to make the most of consumer usage.
    Also, the Ford Explorer new model launch on Facebook generated more traffic than a Super Bowl ad means that one, Ford is saving a lot of money on advertising, and two, consumer response to social media is high. Apple is launching its iPhone 5 on October 4th. I am curious to see if and how Apple uses social media to help its launch.

  5. I was blown away! I actually did 2 thing:

    *Started and stopped the video multiple times to “get” all the information
    *Copied the URL and sent it around the office and to the owner of our company

    While I was aware of many of these elements at a deeper level, I was not truly aware of the impact that social media has on our daily lives as consumers and business people. Facebook isn’t just for Drama Anymore!

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