Socialnomics

78% of consumers trust peer recommendations, only 14% trust advertisements.
We will non longer search for products and services, they will find us via social media.
If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 3rd largest ahead of the United States and only behind China and India
80% of companies use social media for recruitment; 95% of these used LinkedIn.
Generation Y and Z consider e-mail passé – some universities have stopped distributing e-mail accounts. Instead they are distributing: eReaders + iPads + Tablets
Because of the speed in which social media enables communication, word of mouth now becomes world of mouth
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Ten social media blogs you should be reading

  1. Chris Brogan: The Elvis of social media and the king of common sense, Chris Brogan is in a league of his own.
  2. Social Media Explorer: Social media all-star Jason Falls provides a fresh and interesting take on all things social media.
  3. Mashable: The world’s source for social media news, Mashable is the place to go for breaking stories.
  4. Convince & Convert: Jay Baer provides rich content for businesses seeking to embrace social media.
  5. Altitude: Amber Naslund offers a breath of fresh air with smart, inspiring and personal social media insight.
  6. CopyBlogger: The king of engaging content, Brian Clark and his team help businesses persuade in a 2.0 world.
  7. Brand Builder: For businesses looking to dive deep into social media discussion, check out Olivier Blanchard’s rich insights.
  8. Diva Marketing: Toby Bloomberg’s blog provides a wide array of social media advice.
  9. Kikolani: Looking for great “getting started” social media guidance?  Then frequent this blog.
  10. Future Buzz: A nice mix of stories and reviews makes Adam Singer’s site one that should be on your radar.