Spending the time focusing on social media through this and the other courses for the Social Media Certificate has certainly broadened my mind on how and where social media can be used.
The most surprising element to me is how broadly social media can be used for business. It can be used by the biggest enterprise or the smallest mom and pop shop. It can be used by non-profits, schools, businesses, basically any organization of any size at any time, anywhere in the world.
The other interesting aspect of it is that you don’t have to be a huge successful conglomeration to have a successful social media program. It is true that the smaller businesses may not have teams of people dedicated to their social media, but that doesn’t prevent those smaller businesses from developing an appropriate plan that targets their specific audience and builds content and metrics to support that audience.
I am curious to see how and where social media will continue to evolve. I do hope that it continues to maintain its nature of being a platform for all. Although, who knows, maybe there is a new platform for all right around the corner!