It was a year where Justin Bieber was the most searched person on Google as well as a year that celebrated a royal wedding on Facebook. We learned about Osama Bin Laden’s capture on Twitter from a citizen journalist and we globally mourned a pioneer in so many areas, Steve Jobs. 2011 is almost gone, sealed with the annual announcement of Time Magazine’s person of the year “The Protestor”.
Personally I feel like it was a fully accomplished year, with dedicated entrepreneurs and vibrant start ups pushing through a tough economy and the naysayers. It was a year we saw Facebook grow and mature as more users/brands and companies recognized the value in the two way discussion. Google + is showing muscle even to me, who was a bit disappointed with wave and buzz became a believer. And let’s not forget about Twitter, who just rolled out a more user friendly platform that will hopefully grow their user base to discuss niche topics through hashtag chats.
So what is in store for 2012? Well I believe we should all be very excited. The way we do business is constantly evolving but it appears the pace is now Godspeed. As my Jack Russell sits next to me impatiently throwing a ball at my foot, the world is becoming more and more impatient in general. While we witnessed frustration from the “protestors” this year, 2012 I believe will open more doors to those who have kept up with technology and are willing to change at the snap of a finger. There is no room for being rigid and stagnant, but quite the opposite, with lots of opportunities for the game changer. So celebrate with me at your holiday toast, thank those supporters from you past year and be hopeful for a grand new year. Just hang on to your hat while you move on pace with Santa’s sleigh.