5 Simple Social Media Predictions for 2011

by: Dave Kerpen and Carrie Kerpen

1) Facebook will actually speed up their aggressive global growth, topping 1 billion users worldwide by the end of 2011. 2) Twitter will add a "Like" button or another lighter-weight way to approve of Tweets than the current Retweet and Favorite functions. 3) Google's next big attempt in social media (GoogleMe or +1 or whatever it ends up being called) will be another big #FAIL. 4) Tumblr will emerge to join Wordpress as one of the major leaders in blogging platforms. 5) Facebook's new messaging product will have a significant impact on personal email and will hurt Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail.

Agree or Disagree? What are YOUR predictions for 2011?