14 Thoughts Leaders on Social Media in 2009

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Fourteen thought leaders have shared their knowledge on the impact of social media in 2009.  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

My Blogger friend Peter Kim, has complied these thoughts in Downloadable PDF, he has worked and spent time with each one of them personally to exchange ideas and thoughts on the subject.

This is a must read for every blogger and every business owner, it’s time to define the path for your online business in 2009.

How big a part will social media play for your online business in 2009 ?

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  • MLDina December 20, 2008, 12:26 am

    Some pretty insightful predictions…and some really funny ones too. I think social media will continue to grow in the coming year, and we’ll see several other twitter-esque sites emerge.

    • ZK@Internet Marketing Blog December 22, 2008, 9:49 pm

      Traditional companies that had written down social media as a strategic online marketing tool will have to take a serious look at dominating sites like Twitter, Facebook, Digg etc in 2009

      ZKs last blog post..14 Thoughts Leaders on Social Media in 2009

  • Chester December 20, 2008, 3:40 am

    Let’s hope it will be a better year ahead 🙂

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  • Taris Janitens December 20, 2008, 10:37 am

    Those are some very good quotes indeed!! Thanks for the post. Social media is definitely not going anywhere in the near future. It would have to have something truly big come in it’s place for it to become obsolete!!

    Taris Janitenss last blog post..Mercedes Benz Cutting Costs

  • Jen December 20, 2008, 4:08 pm

    I especially like the quote by David Armano- so many people think that they can just jump on social media and have the money rolling in. It takes not only consistency but good information and determination.

    Great quotes!

    Jens last blog post..Tips From A Network Marketer- 2009 Goals

  • Dennis Edell December 20, 2008, 6:10 pm

    Never heard of any of them, but some decent quotes.

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  • Tom Star December 21, 2008, 10:37 pm

    Well that sure can help me gain some insight on how social media actually works.I cannot wait for the growth of social media to become more bigger than ever

  • seowordsmith December 21, 2008, 11:07 pm

    Brilliant. Thanks for these quotes – glass half-empty as some of them are. But that’s the way of the world nowadays, no surprise if it’s hitting social media as well.

  • Enkay Blog December 23, 2008, 9:48 am

    Great collection of quotes here. I really like the one by Andy Sernovitz! I’m glad to be back to blogging so I can read stuff again. Good job with the post.

    Enkay Blogs last blog post..Still Looking For Tips

  • Jonathan Muller @ How to Blog December 23, 2008, 7:08 pm

    Some great comments, and what an awesome place for Peter to be in, being able to interact with these people. I especially like the quote by Rohit Bhargava, that was is really cool, and very true. It’s never too late in blogging.

    O and just a note, you can remove yourself from the top commentator list in your admin. I don’t know if you care or not, but typically people remove their own name.

    Jonathan Mullers last blog post..102 Blogging Tips All Bloggers need to Know

  • peter@Peter Answers December 26, 2008, 9:17 am

    I’m struggling to see much value in Twitter. So many of the people I subscribe to just are pushing crap or their posts, which I see in RSS anyway. And once you over 25 people or so easy to miss a lot of conversations unless you glue yourself to the screen 24 hours a day.

    peters last blog post..Peter Please Answer – Will I Ever Quit Smoking?

  • Ann @ Work From Home March 23, 2009, 12:00 am

    Hmm, interesting, and many of those quotes is the reason why I never rely on social media for my earnings!

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  • Brad Callen April 7, 2009, 12:57 am

    Social networking is for spent time with each one of them personally to exchange ideas and thoughts on the subject.

  • almir@seo April 25, 2009, 10:17 pm

    althought i don’t really know them i sort of agree on certain points they said but not all

    almirs last blog post..Vital Tips That Can Aid Any Blogger

  • History of UNIX May 23, 2009, 1:28 pm

    I have a job interview this week at an ad agency and one thing they asked was that I demonstrate my knowledge of social media and online media. I have a lot of experience online through twitter, facebook, blogging, etc.

  • Online Bingo Select May 26, 2009, 3:53 am

    grate post but here in India, I had said that we will see an unprecedented amount of online debate on the many problems facing India and even specific political parties and candidates. We will also see a serious “get out the vote” campaign to get more young people to go out to vote.

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  • stoneclark June 8, 2009, 1:44 pm

    Social Media Advertising is now popular in creating traffics and gaining more sales. Other online media also produces traffics but unlike Social media advertising.

    • New Media Strategies June 23, 2009, 11:35 pm

      Social media marketing has clearly made a big mark in internet marketing. It has given more opportunities for online businesses to do more marketing in different ways.

  • Kit Homes July 17, 2009, 10:47 pm

    So many people think that they can just jump on social media and have the money rolling in.
    .-= Kit Homes´s last blog ..Are there any Exclusions? =-.

  • Bubba Moe July 17, 2009, 10:48 pm

    I had said that we will see an unprecedented amount of online debate on the many problems facing India and even specific political parties and candidates. We will also see a serious.

  • psychics July 28, 2009, 12:41 am

    So many of the people I subscribe to just are pushing crap or their posts, which I see in RSS anyway. This is really an innovative way and methodology to promote the social media messages and their advertising requirements as such.
    .-= psychics´s last blog ..Why not be your own psychic? =-.

  • psychics July 28, 2009, 1:11 am

    It would have to have something truly big come in it’s place for it to become obsolete!!

  • psychics July 28, 2009, 1:20 am

    India and even specific political parties and candidates. We will also see a serious.
    .-= psychics´s last blog ..Why not be your own psychic? =-.

  • Bubba Moe August 9, 2009, 10:40 pm

    Social Media Advertising is now popular in creating traffics and gaining more sales.

  • kam September 25, 2009, 7:28 am

    too much competition,misinformation between properties such as hubpages and squidoo.Newbies are left in a bad position as to where they stand regarding socail media
    .-= kam´s last undefined ..If you register your site for free at =-.