Social Media is Here to Stay

If you think social media is just an overrated bewildering fad that will go away, here are some trivia’s to consider:

• 1 out of 8 couples who got married in the United States in 2009 met via Social Media.
• Social Media has overtaken porn as the number one activity on the Web; and
• If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest country behind China and India.

The rate at which social media sites are expanding is faster than ever before. People are continually adopting this type of technology and integrating it in their lifestyles. The need for these trends could have always been there but the technology to deliver did not exist ten years ago. It’s the combination of High-speed internet, broadband connections, smart phones and even devices such as the IPad that enables social media sites to boom. Individuals carry their phones with them everywhere and that makes social media sites literally under their fingertips.

Some companies are already taking advantage of this trend that allows Facebook members to give suggestions taking online reviews and recommendations to a whole new personalized level.

For Businesses who wants to tap into the power of social media to increase their sales, cut their market costs and reach consumers directly, they need to understand the implications of the huge impact that Social Media is capable of and embrace this trend. Because there’s just so much more to come.