Can you hear it? It’s coming but you don’t exactly know what it will be yet?
In this case, “It” is the next big thing in social media that a growing number of people seem anxious to see emerge. It’s not a huge outcry yet but it’s coming so be prepared.
Here are a couple of clues:
1. A story on Social Media Today asking “What’s the next Twitter of the social Web?”, in which the author explored whether the “next big thing” is location-based social networking, or video such as 12Seconds.TV or Qik.
The reality is the digerati is getting restless. Twitter has been red-hot for the past eight to 10 months but Twitter is losing its appeal as the shiny, new toy.
The digerati want something new and exciting to get excited about. Twitter is still cool but it’s becoming too popular and widespread to be seen as the property of bleeding and leading edge.
So, what is next? Maybe it’s Google Wave, or mobile video now that the new 3G S iPhone is equipped with a video camera. Or maybe it’s location-based services using smartphones with GPS.
Whatever the next “It will be, the natives are getting restless for something new and shiny.
What do you think it will be?