Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top Ten List - Social for Mobile

Tis the season for Top 10 lists.  Dan Berkowitz has one looking at social media trends for mobile devices (smartphones, tablets).  Why mobile? Research firm Gartner recently projected that in 2015, there will be more mobile connections in the world (7.5 billion) than people (7.2 billion).  Combine that with the expansion of social media and its use, and you have "mobile social" or "social mobile."  Here's his list, with suggestions for apps.
  1. Social fashion - Get your friends' opinions as you shop ( Go Try It On)
  2. Tagging - Share your opinions ( Pinterest)
  3. Social TV - What's better than TV - TV while you're sharing your thoughts (IntoNow)
  4. Getting answers - getting feedback from friends or experts ( Opinionaided)
  5. Personalized recommendations - getting local with GPS  (Foursquare)
  6. Social Local - sharing where you are and discovering what you share (Sonar)
  7. Geo-Gaming - games based on where you are (Traveler’s Quest or Life is Crime)
  8. Augmented Reality - combining the real with the virtual through overlays
  9. Near Field Communication - the potential for direct connections with nearby devices
  10. Facial Recognition - a new use for that built-in camera - "Is that who I think it is?" (Face.com)
It's going to be interesting, to say the least.

Source - Ten Mobile Social Trends For 2012Social Media Insider

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