Social Media in 2011

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Today I attended a Lunch & Learn: What are your predictions for Social Media in 2011?  convened by the Social Media Club of Salt Lake City with the intent of finding out where I stand with application of the new technologies.

The meeting was well presented with a good agenda, and in my opinion, provided a good forum for many switched-on people. I was impressed by the drive of the individuals present and the range of applications used.

There were sales people, business owners, government staff, promoters, designers... and of course, a Real Estate Agent (me, the oldest person there by far). Individuals had their pet projects and fields of endeavor, and these were many and varied. They agreed that they needed to be good with what they were using, but to expect constant change.

I am intrigued with QR Codes and found others of like mind (especially a couple who had visited Japan and Europe, where the Codes are more in daily use than in Utah. I am now more motivated to have as an ongoing project this year their perfection and use.

Blogging will continue to be the major source of providing good content, Other than giving clients just a repeat of company information, blogs have to be used to interact with and instruct the client especially with information that they cannot easily obtain elsewhere.

I was happy to be part of today's energy. I believe that I was able to hold my own in a very progressive environment because of what I have experienced on ActiveRain and the ActiveRain University.over the last few months. I was cornered by several attending who asked specifically about blogging, with an emphasis on hyper local blogs and consistency. I know that even though my locality is Sandy, UT, by playing in ActiveRain I am in good company nationally and even internationally.

 

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Rainer
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Shirley Soforic
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ActiveRain seems to be THE place to be.  That's why I am here.  How does it feel being the oldest one there?  I always check to see if I am the oldest around.........and I have a few above me yet.

Jan 27, 2011 02:02 PM #1
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Andres Munar
Keystone Alliance Mortgage - State College, PA
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Social media is definately going to be IN in 2011! YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine next to google, if facebook could be a country it would be the 3rd largest! As they say the numbers don't lie!

Jan 27, 2011 02:10 PM #2
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
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Larry, I am sure I am ahead of the curve because of all I learn here. Have fun with the QR codes!

Jan 27, 2011 09:20 PM #3
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Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
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Larry ~  Now that's impressive -- you are on a roll!!!  Thank you, by the way, for the wonderful card -- it made my day.

Jan 28, 2011 03:09 AM #4
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Learning something new for your business is always helpful. And, networking and getting your name out there is a "Must" to be successful in this market.

Jan 28, 2011 03:26 AM #5
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Deb Jamail
HomeLife Southern Properties - Galveston, TX
Galveston County Real Estate

Larry

I know you are!  I am right behind you my friend:)

Jan 28, 2011 09:32 AM #6
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Alice Broadway
Parker & Rankin (Ms) & Azalea Realty (AL) - Mobile, AL
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Hey Larry, I am excited about 2011 also , its funny that I just also wrote a blog about social media...Great minds do think alike..

Jan 28, 2011 02:24 PM #7
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Yes! You are definitely in good company! As Alice said, "Great minds do think alike." As far as ActiveRain goes, you are in the right place!

We all have something to learn from you and from each other!

Feb 01, 2011 03:51 PM #8
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