It's the year 2013, or if you follow the Chinese Zodiac, it's almost the year of the Snake. Regardless of when you celebrate your New Year, social media will be sure to be there to help you connect with other revelry makers. Because it's a new year, you can look forward at what social media trends will be popular for small to medium businesses in the coming 12 months. Below are five potentially huge social media trends for 2013.
Social goes mobile The way people view information is changing thanks to increasing adoption of tablets and mobile devices. The adoption rate is forecasted to rise in 2013, with the number of users who view your content on mobile devices soon overtaking those using a more traditional browser.
Because of this, the use of web technology that resizes text, images and other content to any screen size, will become even more popular. What this means for social media managers is that you will need to keep mobile users in mind when developing content and ensure it can be easily viewed on tablets and smartphones.