How ‘Bout a (Social Media) Revolution?

SocialMediaRevolution1In anticipation of tomorrow’s Visible Shops seminar, “Small Business Social Media: Find Your Next Client” – (which still has room for YOU, by the way) – we thought the following video was appropriate.

It has tons of facts and statistics about social media (that will help you persuade the powers-that-be that this isn’t just a fad), its relevance to today’s society, and how the movement may mean more to the world than the Industrial Revolution did 200 years ago.

And if you’re one of those folks who consider yourself a social media guru – you know all things Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN – think again. You’ll be surprised at the odd yet intriguing finds this video presents.


Take a look:


1 Response to “How ‘Bout a (Social Media) Revolution?”

  1. 1 Robert August 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Very cool, but some of those stats are highly suspect – I imagine that a number of them are doctored in some way for maximum impact. 80% of companies use LinkedIn as their primary recruitment tool? I don’t believe it.

    And apparently with good reason. Checking the cited source, this is the quote: “The survey results showed that 80 percent of companies use or are planning to use social networking to find and attract candidates this year. Among those using or planning to use social network sites for recruiting, LinkedIn use grew from 80 percent in 2008 to 95 percent of respondents in 2009 and Facebook use grew from 36 percent in 2008 to 59 percent in 2009. ”

    Still impressive, but a very different story.

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