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Prediction Three: Social Suicide in 2010

Submitted by on December 22, 2009 – 10:25 pm4 Comments

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OK, so this isn’t really that serious… but suicidemachine.org is offering in 20101what was  unthinkable in 2009…   Totally erase your social network presence at a  single stroke… Social suicide.

Opting out of the social race won’t get this extreme but expect 2010 to see a leveling off of Facebook engagement (as measured by average # of visits and time on site per user per day).  Meanwhile   Facebook will continue to move aggressively towards its end-game:  to serve as the source of truth for online identity…

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  • Ted says:

    Not really on point, but should be appropriate somewhere: http://whatconsumesme.com/2009/posts-ive-writte

    Brings up again the question, where does social media stand on the Gartner hype-cycle curve?

  • joshuamross says:

    Ted –
    I love the graph that shows the decline of searches on Social Media and all of the conversation that follows trying to put that decline into context. I tend to favor the side that says that they hype will diminish as people begin to integrate social media into their business. “The plateau of productivity” as Gartner calls it, I believe.

  • Ted says:

    Not really on point, but should be appropriate somewhere: http://whatconsumesme.com/2009/posts-ive-writte

    Brings up again the question, where does social media stand on the Gartner hype-cycle curve?

  • joshuamross says:

    Ted –
    I love the graph that shows the decline of searches on Social Media and all of the conversation that follows trying to put that decline into context. I tend to favor the side that says that they hype will diminish as people begin to integrate social media into their business. “The plateau of productivity” as Gartner calls it, I believe.

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