A bit dated, but still interesting video of the (ongoing) growth and impact of social media from Social Media Energy.
ReadWriteWeb has an article discussing how real-time communications really took off in 2010 and why the web will become even more real-time based in 2011. From the article:
” It’s because of companies like Google that “real-time” is quickly becoming a term that describes our standard expectations, not the mind-expanding future of the Web that it once was.”
The Social Media Insider interviews Bryan Wiener from 360i about his thoughts concerning the social agency of the future.
Web2.0 Journal interviews Chris Garrett and Pam Brossman about their thoughts on social media marketing in 2010. From the article:
” For Businesses, I strongly suggest using much more visual and auditory media in their communication, marketing and product range in 2010 and beyond and start hanging out where their target market is. Social media is not a fad and for those who thought it was, you have a lot of catching up to do.”
– Pam Brossman
PBS MediaShift provides a very good video where marketers from various organizations discuss how they are utilizing social media tools such as Twitter to spread their messages and engage audiences.
Mashable provides a list for all of the upcoming social media and marketing events.