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After years of significant growth, social networks exhibited mixed results last year. It was bound to happen. Here are 10 reasons social media has peaked. Maybe it concerns you if you are in the social media business, but I will give you 8 reasons that it’s a relief that social media has peaked. Read the remainder of this entry »
There is a lot of hype and skepticism around the actual ability for social software to deliver real, sustainable business value, which makes social software no different than every other new kind of software that comes down the pike. At the same time that so many are on the edge of their seats with excitement about its untapped potential, others are rolling their eyes at yet another unproven technology that is grabbing precious attention. Understanding how this process works at different levels and aligning your decisions to that can be instrumental in having a successful roll-out at your organization. Read the remainder of this entry »
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Some of you might be familiar with the typical trend of new technology adoption, best characterized by Gartner’s hype cycle. The technology is introduced, quickly undergoes increible inflation of expectations, only be dashed by naysayers before emerging as something useful, albeit of less promise than at the peak of its hype. Social media has undoubtedly followed that curve until now, and a new study gives us a clue as to where it is landing on the hype cycle right now.