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Basic presence and listening tactics will no longer suffice, and certainly won’t differentiate brands. “‘Going viral’ isn’t a business goal, neither is having a million video views…With YouTube, your goal should always be some form of increased brand awareness.” What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?

The 6 Most Important Issues in Social Media

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  Differentiation.   Even after you filter out his competitive need to differentiate mass from class, he might have a point.        The move to differentiate networks is even more critical for the second tier networks like Hi5, Tagged, Bebo, Plaxo, MyYearbook, BlackPlanet or Yelp.   The growth of gated communities, like SERMO for doctors, aimed strictly at professionals who demand verifiable credentials for admission is evidence of the growing demand for differentiated and serious communities addressing specific topics.

Typecasting Twitter

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Ongoing broad public conversations on a national or lobal scale are the unique and differentiating aspect of Twitter and enable us to characterize a handful of unique uses for this channel. This enables them to assess social sentiment, establish benchmark attitudes, follow viral transmissions and measure market or message penetration. It also encourages brands to find and incent the active talkers and sharers in service to brand awareness, preference and purchase intent Twitter has 17 million active users, approximately seven percent of the US online population.