According to Forbes with the constant introduction of  new social networking platforms it can be hard to know exactly where to commit your time and resources. Here is the list Forbes has selected for 2014 predictions.

1. Investment in Social Media Will Become a Necessity, Not a Luxury

The benefits of social media are many, but they include:

  • Improved social signals
  • Company branding
  • Improved brand awareness
  • Word-of-mouth advertising
  • Increased customer loyalty and trust
  • Improved audience reach and influence

2. Google GOOG -0.02%+ Will Become a Major Factor

As Google+ moves towards even greater integration with other aspects of the web – as they’ve already done with their foray into local search – I think we’ll see its growth skyrocket, both in terms of business and personal use. For information on how to start using Google+, read “How to Breathe Life into Your Google+ Profile.”

3. Image-Centric Networks Will See Huge Success

4. We’ll Witness the Rise of Micro-Video

5. Foursquare Will Decline Sharply

6. MySpace, Love it or Hate it, Will Grow

7. LinkedIn Will Become a Major Player for B2B Business Growth




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