Been thinking a lot about what I want in 2011 from a social media perspective. Not what I think will happen, but what I hope happens because it will please me personally.
- A winner in the location-based arena. But not until later in the year so we can see more innovation, but eventually I want one place to check-in that ALL my friends use. I’d prefer it not be Facebook, but yeah, it probably will be.
- And speaking of Facebook, I’d really like for Facebook to become relevant to me again. That’s a little harsh. It’s still relevant but honestly, I can go days without checking Facebook. Why do I care? Maybe I don’t, but all my friends are there and when I do check it, I find out some interesting things about them. I don’t want to be out of the loop, but I just don’t find the need to go to Facebook all the time like I used to.
- Google to do something interesting in social. When Google is doing innovative things, the social world is more interesting. It seems like they are just going to be content indexing all the social platforms, but I’d like to see them do something a little more interesting than what they’ve thrown out there so far. Maybe small teams would help :)
- More places to put my photos. Just kidding, the last thing we need is yet another place to put photos. It just goes to show you the difference between a space that is dominated by one player (social community – Facebook; micro-blogging – Twitter) and one that isn’t. Seems like every week another photo/social tool comes out and now my photos are even more spread out on the web. I’ve been playing with Instagram lately, and I know @tessa is addicted to it, but I’m still not sure I need another way to capture photos.
What’s on YOUR social media list?