Social Media Trends to Skyrocket Your Business in 2017

By | December 11, 2016
You're on social media, right?  Of course you are.  Everyone is, and
with good reason.  Imagine, for a second however, that you would have
been among the first people to start creating great content for a
certain platform:  What if you'd taken it upon yourself to create some
of the best early art of Instagram?  What if you'd been one of the first
to curate memes and funny images into a 1,000,000-strong Facebook page

There would be some serious leverage there, right?  Of course there
would be.  So maybe the ship has sailed, so to speak, on things like
Instagram and Facebook pages - but where else might you be able to shine
in 2017?  While the individual apps that make it big (and those who
don't) are hard to precisely predict, some of the technologies we might
see gaining popularity can be determined with slightly more accuracy. 
Let's take a look at some of the social trends that are likely to
continue to grow in 2017, and that you can take advantage of as an early

Live Video - In 2016, live video saw an interesting evolution.  Near the
beginning of the year, the world was abuzz with talk of Meerkat and
Periscope, two competitors in the space, going at it for marketshare. 
Then, around the middle of the year, it seemed that Periscope had won
out.  A few months later, most people didn't seem to care that much
about either of them.

Fast forward even a bit more, and it seemed that anyone who was still
interested in Live Streaming to their audience was probably just using
Facebook Live - Facebook's version previously reserved for celebrities -
and that was that.  Make no mistake, however, the format has been fully
taken advantage of, and people are going to find very clever ways of
making streaming an exciting and engaging community touchpoint in the
coming year.

VR - Virtual reality may not be everywhere yet, but we all know it's
coming.  In fact, it's only a matter of time before a massive
multiplayer online game and/or social media VR platform break out in a
big way.  We might be a few years off, but people who figure out how to
captivate an audience within those things when they come are going to be
set up very, very well.

Voice Messages -  While companies like Anchor (which has often been
referred to as "voice twitter") have had some trouble finding their
footing and cementing a longterm userbase, eyes - or rather ears - have
been opened to the world of voice and how having this inflection, even
in our short and off the cuff narrations of everyday life - can add
something special to our social interactions.  If you're involved in a
market where music, poetry, or spoken lessons make sense as content,
these platforms could be exactly what you need.

But surely there are more platforms and technologies coming here that we
can't even foresee yet - what do you think they'll be?

Looking Forward To Your Success!



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