Why Social Media Is Here To Stay - Complex Adaptive Systems

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I was honored to be the kick-off speaker at New Media Atlanta last month.

The topic I was given to speak about was, "Why Social Media Is Here To Stay." The reason is simple. Social Media is the love child of Social Networking and New Science. I actually wrote about this same topic here on ActiveRain in February of 2007, it just had a different title: "Why ActiveRain Is Working Even When It Fels Like It's Not." That post was about a book, Leadership And The New Science, complex adaptive systems, and the death of Newtonian business principles. My opinion has not changed.

Here's a video of the presentation. Thanks to Dakno.tv for capturing this session.


Comments (33)

Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Woo hooooo! I was excited too when I got to see you in person again in ATL, just like Brad. If I had enough money, I'd be a 'Jeff Turner' groupie and follow you around in my Airstream.

Oct 11, 2009 09:36 AM
Monica Bourgeau
Portland, OR
Business Coaching

Jeff - thanks for posting this video, looks like a good event. Your talks add a new perspective and I always learn something new. I greatly appreciate it :)

Oct 12, 2009 07:39 AM
Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - St Johns, FL
Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing

Stumbled upon this on my Google Reader and horrified that I had missed it!  Once I got passed my fear of science, and allowed myself to actually understand what you were saying re: complex adaptive systems...and then threw the phrase around my husband a bit and watched him get all googley-eyed (ah-hah, see, honey, I can be smart, too, sumthymes!!)

...I loved the presentation and got a huge amount out of it.  Jeff, this is the first time that I have totally understood, down to the core of my being, exactly how and why social media is fundamentally a listening tool...FIRST.  Engagement second, but listening first.

Marvellous.  Thanks so much.  Wonderment, as always.  J

Oct 13, 2009 08:58 AM
Colleen Cooley
The Corcoran Group - Jupiter, FL
CRS - Jupiter Florida

I always enjoy your candidness!  I no, I didn't think it "sucked"... had to laugh at that!

Oct 13, 2009 02:03 PM
Lori Mode
The Mode Real Estate Group - Elk Grove, CA
Real Estate Made Simple

Jeff - loved the video!  Thanks for sharing it!  Will listen to it again tomorrow morning...I think I'll get even more out of it by listening a second time.  Love the fact that I can do this!

Oct 13, 2009 02:52 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Thanks Jeff, great presentation.

Oct 19, 2009 09:52 AM

Jeff.....great blog and the video was right on.  I am sure I will watch it again.  Thanks.

Oct 23, 2009 01:13 PM
Stephanie Kresl
Global Assist ~ Orlando Sales Division - Orlando, FL

Jeff, that was an excellent presentation! I'm so glad I took the time to listen... and great way to use the "noise" as a tool to make your point about adaptability! Very nice. 

Oct 26, 2009 02:48 AM
Joe Colón, Jr.
Jenny L Colón, PC - Chesapeake, VA

Hey Jeff, I have to tell you I truly appreciate your post and your intuitive view on Social Media.  I first watched this on Friday and found myself quoting you at our sales meeting earlier today.  I'm looking forward to hearing you when you come to Virginia Beach. Tina and Justin have already began the Social Media Blitz for it and I'm hoping to have a 'breakout' session that will compliment your presentation.

Oct 26, 2009 10:15 AM
Tina Gleisner
Home Tips for Women - Portsmouth, NH
Home Tips for Women

Loved how you're bringing in more trasditional science to help explain why SM is here to stay ... and eventually they'll get it.

Oct 29, 2009 11:03 AM
Lynn Wilklow
ERA One Source Realty - Clarks Summit, PA
VP / Operations Manager at ERA One Source Realty

Hi Jeff, Just came across this today...I Loved the presentation & even re-blogged it with the hope that some of my friends will enjoy it too!  I continue to listen and learn...Thank you!

Oct 31, 2009 01:00 PM
Ted Baker
Carmody and Associates LLC - Winter Haven, FL



Great stuff, as usual, Jeff


I may learn something here, if I am not careful.


Nov 01, 2009 10:38 PM
Lisa VonBargen
Photography7522 - Estes Park, CO
Estes Park Real Estate Photographer

Great presentation...I loved the concept of using social media to create conversations that will be the instigation for change.

Thanks! Lisa

Nov 03, 2009 02:27 AM
Nancy Lohman
Highlands Ranch, CO

You suck, I have never heard so much bs in all my life, I cannot believe you get paid to do that.....

just kidding, it was awesome, I loved every word.  I agree with you completely. You said things that have been floating around in my head but you put them all together.  Great speech. Nancy

Nov 08, 2009 11:28 AM
Jim & Cathy Wood Greater Nashville Area Real Estate
Crye-Leike Realtors, Inc. - Mount Juliet, TN


Nov 13, 2009 05:09 AM
Christine Hynes
American Capital Corporation - Laguna Beach, CA
Orange County Senior Loan Consultant


YOu are right on!  Thanks

Dec 03, 2009 02:27 AM
Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966

Jeff, thanks for your insight, People sometimes forget that they are accumulating information in their social media.

Jan 06, 2010 07:28 AM
Roscoe Properties

So we really think social media is here to stay? Interesting...

Jun 11, 2010 07:07 AM
Jeff Turner

Yep, breaking news, I really think Social Media is here to stay.

Jun 11, 2010 08:04 AM
Michael Izquierdo
LA Pocket Listings - South Pasadena, CA

"I cant believe how many smart people are wasting their times with social media"

I cant tell you how many times this goes through my head as im blogging and updating my status.

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