Social media is there a bubble forming?

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  • #159724

    Now that social media is main stream and increasingly become a part of normal daily work. oDoesanyone see a bubble forming?

    It was neat when only the cool people were on but now between your family bugging you about not calling and ads showing up in friends feeds is a pull back coming? Plus the new fear a future employer running a social media background check on you.

  • #159738

    J. Ellen Crown
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    No bubble. More like a permeable membrane.

  • #159736

    Chris Cairns
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    Not so sure bubble is the right metaphor, but it’s definitely following what Gartner calls the Hype Cycle, and right now we’re riding up the slope of enlightenment — the point where the mainstream adopts social media.

  • #159734

    Peter Sperry
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    I would say we are just cresting the peak of inflated expectations.

  • #159732

    Chris Cairns
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    I definitely do think you could make that argument. My rationale for slope of enlightenment is that everyone is now beginning to realize the “power” of social media and adopting in hordes.

  • #159730

    Corey McCarren
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    I think so, in a sense. I believe people are becoming a little overwhelmed. While certainly not the case for everybody, some people are definitely being turned off to social media. I don’t think there’s going to be be any big exodus from social media but I do believe it is going to plateau and decline a little bit then steady out.

  • #159728

    +1, Corey. Too much going on. I think folks are asking: which one do I join and where do I spend my energy?

  • #159726

    Jay Johnson
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    To quote Edward Tufte – “There is no such thing as information overload, only poor information design.” I think that applies to social media too. Remember why you use social media in the first place and make it work for you.

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