9 thoughts on “9 social media predictions & business recommendations for 2013

  1. I’m surprised no one has predicted the downfall of Facebook in 2013 … at least so far.
    Folks, what else do you see around the bend?

    • Hi jdlasica ;) Recently, Jason Calacanis and I were both speaking at a Travel + Leisure conference in Beverly Hills… Jason (in his inimitable direct style) made it very clear that he believed Facebook has already started ‘folding in on itself’ and that the up and coming younger (teen) generation were not using Facebook because they don’t care to be on a site where their parents are watching their every move. That, on top of the whole pay to play which squishes smaller businesses with smaller budgets… well, we’ll see what 2013 brings. I’m still bullish on Facebook… and at the same time, I think the company is not as strong and resilient as they need to be… yet! :)

      • MariSmith jdlasica Hi Mari. If I had to make a prediction, I think that Facebook will have fewer members a year from now than it does today, while Twitter will continue to grow (I don’t agree with David’s assessment). Pay to play is a terrible business model. I suspect Jason is right, and the kids will move on to other options in 2013.
        I’m working on a geolocation startup idea around Places, would love to compare notes with you on it some day …

  2. I really appreciate that you all took the time to create such thoughtful contributions. Great read! I also see Internal Social Media emerging as well as Social Media Advertising, especially on mobile.

    • DavidLibby David,I agree, use of social collaboration tools within the firewall will see a big uptick in 2013. We’ll see how users react to mobile ads. I’m curious, what kind of social media advertising on mobile are you referring to?

      • Ha, looks like LiveFyre doesn’t do such a good job around latest blog posts when you run a group blog.

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