What Social Media Trends Should Businesses Be Watching in 2014


This week on Social Brand Chat presented by KXIC we discussed a question from Brando Hills: “How should businesses adapt to social media in 2014?” As social media is ever-changing, many are always curious about what’s next. Let’s chat about this.

This was an especially timely question as I just returned from Germany where I was the keynote speaker at the Social Travel Summit. The topic? The Future of Social Media! Rather than focusing on random things to check off of a list, I reminded the audience about seven key trends they should watch. What are they? You’ll have to listen to the show, silly!

For this week’s social media news, we discussed Facebook’s new Nearby Friends feature. What do you think of this? Useful or intrusive?

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Until next week, see you on the Internet!