The state of social media is constantly changing, and changing fast. If you even sleep too long one night, you could miss the next big announcement, upgrade or acquisition. It’s very similar to technology as a whole. It’s fast paced, and if you don’t go out of your way to stay updated by devoting time and effort to keeping on top of things, you’ll get left in the dust in a heartbeat.
One easy way to always know what is going on (besides reading all your favorite blogs each day) is to follow someone on Twitter who makes it his or her business to know all this stuff. My friend @HilzFuld is one of those people. Practically everyday he tweets about what’s new, he tweets pictures of it, he tweets what’s great about it and what sucks, and just by following him (or someone like him), you’ll always have a general idea about what’s going on. Then you can do your own research to find out about the details.
In this new infographic called The State of Social Media 2012 by The SEO Company, the highlights of social media in 2012 so far are broken down by month. I like this a lot because it’s a very simple format to not only see the year at a glance, but also to catch anything you might have missed along the way. I hope they come back and add to this. It would be great to see this same infographic at the end of December with the entire 12 months listed. What are you predictions for the rest of 2012? Will Pinterest remain strong? Will Facebook continue to take over the world? Will a new social media site emerge that will distract us all once again? I guess only time will tell. If you want to read more about this, click over to this in-depth article on Technorati.
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