Is there going to be a shift in social media this year? Do you think that there will be a new competitor making its way to our computers this year?
Being the fore front of social media can be key to targeting and gaining more reach for your brand. We all strive for the newest and hottest change in social media and we want to be the brand with the most knowledge of it.
From all of the blogs I’ve read it seems like 2013 will be a big year for social media, like every year there is something new and I’ve taken the time to sort through many blogs about the potential 2013 social media trends and I’m bring them to you!
Here are the shifts in social media to watch for:
1. A picture IS worth a 1,000 words:
We saw a huge growth in picture story telling. From tumbler to Pinterest, users are being more interactive by posting their life via images. Pinterest will continue to soar because it allows users to collectively use images along with their links to depict their likes. Also a new app called SnapChat is making headway by allowing the user to snap a picture for a friend as a way to chat. You collect points for people taking screenshots and a timer can be set for the duration of the images showcase.
This really is a given and won’t go away for a while. With the growth of mobile and as the need to be more efficient continues; having everything at our finger tips, expect 2013 to see the rise of mobile over the computer. Most are seeing huge number increases with accessing mobile webpages and apps over computers.
3. A better Facebook for your business
From an article on The Social Media Examiner one blogger is expecting to see premium version offered for Facebook Pages. With content creation and more analytics it will be strictly business focused.
4. Podcasting will make a comeback!
We might see a rise in podcasting this year as more and more businesses are trying to give back and be more interactive with their consumers. It’s all about knowledge and educating the consumer. We’ve become so fast pace that rather than reading about trends, the world, or even how-tos we can now listen. It’s on the go and can be downloaded right to your phones and ipods.
5. Augmented Reality
With the prospective launch of Google glasses this year we will see a huge rise in augmented reality, not that we haven’t already. Mostly games like Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast that launched this year and Google Skyview are taking advantage of this technology. Expect to see Social Media integrated more as A.R advances.
We all know social media isn’t going away anytime soon. It has a powerful voice and it allows our consumers to have a big voice. If you aren’t already taking advantage of these sites, you’re missing out. There are huge benefits to being in the social game and I advise you to take your brand on Facebook or Google+. Be aware of the new up and coming social media and don’t turn your nose up to the change. Understand the the World Wide Web evolves quicker than a Justin Bieber tweet and we need to stay in the loop all the time.
Here’s a great video to sum up the 2012/2013 social media evolution, enjoy!