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Web 3.0, Social Media and the Paradox of Choice

A bunch of good statements from Paul Sutton on the changing world of Marketing – initiated through Social Media: 

No longer do we want help finding information on the internet; we now want help choosing between the mass of information that is delivered to us in around 0.4 seconds.

The impact on marketing strategy of this cultural shift is significant, and this is where social media comes into its own. People are now looking for recommendations to give them confidence and to back up what they read on a website. Being listed is no longer enough …


Exactly to the point. And still a lot of Marketeers live in Web 1.0 world believing in simply sending out messages and believing in Google Search. No, we do see a fundamental change, which will even accelerate with the upcoming Web 3.0:


Social media provides a solution to the paradox of the web now giving us too much choice, from a friend’s recommendation on Facebook to a stranger’s opinions on a forum to a review on a directory site. 


This trend will become even more significant for marketers as web 3.0 becomes reality. The concept behind the semantic web is that computers will be able to define the meaning of information on the internet without guidance from humans; the web will be able to define context and sentiment, and computers will be able to analyse content and links rather than merely connect. Given this, the influence of the social web can only grow. There’s no going back, and the sooner marketers fully understand this, the better.



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... arbeitet in Communications bei Kyndrl Deutschland, dem weltweit führenden Anbieter zum Management kritischer IT-Infrastruktur. Den gelernten Journalisten hat seine Leidenschaft für das Schreiben, Beobachten, Kommentieren und den gepflegten Diskurs nie verlassen. Diese Passion lebt er u.a. in seinem privaten Blog StefanPfeiffer.Blog oder auch als Moderator von Liveformaten wie #9vor9 - Die Digitalthemen der Woche und Podcasts aus. Digitalisierung in Deutschland, die digitale Transformation in der Gesellschaft, in Unternehmen und Verwaltung oder die Zusammenarbeit am modernen Arbeitsplatz sind Themen, die in leidenschaftlich bewegen. Vor Kyndryl hat Pfeiffer in der IBM im Marketing in unterschiedlichen internationalen Rollen gearbeitet. Seine weiteren beruflichen Stationen waren FileNet und die MIS AG. Auf Twitter ist er als @DigitalNaiv „erreichbar“. 

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