18 responses to “21 Social Media Predictions for 2011”

  1. Artyom Diogtev

    >>More people will learn they can plug their laptops into their high-definition televisions and watch online content and get rid of their cable television service – and bill. This will only result in the intensification of Net neutrality talks in Washington.>>

    One would hope! I don’t think cable companies will give up anytime soon,

  2. Vasiliki Cichon

    Keep all the articles coming. I love reading through this site. : ).

  3. Monique

    This is the best 2011 predications list I have come across so far. I especially agree with #13 and PR agencies along with professional service firms who provide services in this space truly need to pay attention to.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Monique Terrell

    1. equalman

      Thanks Monique! It will be interesting to see if #13 comes to fruition.

      Cheers, Erik

  4. Allison

    Great predictions. Definately some things to look forward to, and others not so much…. Agree with the trust issues facing Facebook. Im interestd to see how they attempt to overcome this. I really believe that Google has always been a far more reputable company than Facebook ever has, but am eagerly waiting to see all the changes to come.

    1. equalman

      Allison: Seems you are not alone in trusting Google more than Facebook, thanks for reading!

  5. almondj

    Please don’t yell at me for not having a mobile version yet :p. I’m getting there soon enough! Excellent article, will bookmark for future (2o11) reference to make sure I stay on top.

    1. equalman


      Cool handle btw, one of my favorite candy bars. This is the year you go mobile!

  6. Jay DeAmato

    I want to hear more about how Facebook becomes the next Google!

    1. Melissa

      Yeah, I think the public perception of Facebook is too bad to be a Google. I still actually trust Google a little bit with my info. I’ve never trusted Facebook with much.

      1. equalman


        You raise a great point about trusting Google more than Facebook. You are certainly not alone. This is the one major Achilles heel of Facebook at this point.

        Thanks for the input and insight!

    2. equalman


      Facebook becomes the next Google primarily in terms of not only size, but also as the dominant tech influencer. They already hired Sheryl Sandberg away to become their COO. Sheryl was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. They even hired away the Google cooks! Google increased everyone’s salary 10% in 2011 and gave everyone a $1,000 bonus in hopes of stopping this exodus.

      Also, inherently social media will have a giant search play. Should be interesting to watch.

      I for one hope Google doesn’t get hamstrung too much as they offer so many great free applications to all of us.

      Thanks for reading!

  7. amberlcleveland

    The only one I don’t agree with is the Groupon prediction. I think that they are up to some really great things.

    I 100% agree about 13, 9, 11, 17, 19-21

    Really hopeful about 16:)

    Thanks for sharing your predictions.

    1. equalman


      Glad you like #16:

      We will see more practical use of geo-location tools. For example, if you go to Starbucks every morning, as soon as you are in the car and 10 minutes away from the store, your coffee order will be placed and ready when you arrive.

      It would make life much easier on all of us!

      Also, on Groupon. If they dont’ struggle, look out, there growth will be even more radical than it already has been (which has been record breaking).


  8. Krystal

    Love these predictions, bring on 2011 :)

    1. equalman

      2011 or bust Krystal!

  9. Country Cosmo

    Thanks for the predictions, I can’t wait to see how they turn out.

    1. equalman

      Thanks Country. I can guarantee many of these will be wrong :) – hopefully we get a few right!