Let me start of by wishing everybody a very ‘Happy New Year 2009’ ! I hope that this year brings great success and joy to all of us.
If I re-collect the recent developments, it is really fascinating to see so much happening on the ‘Social Media’ front in India. When we compare it with the same time last year, the ‘SM’ space seems to be so bright.
We’re witnessing more and more offline discussions about this subject, newer breed of quality bloggers who’re providing their perspective, research activities being carried about and even some very unique & collaborative efforts in online blogging. Bright and enthusiastic minds are engaging in quality conversations with a mutual feeling of participation/collaboration.
Recent Observations from Indian Social Media Sphere
- State of Indian Blogosphere Collaborative report 2009
- Social Media Research
- Consolidated list of Indians in Social Media
- New Blogs on Social Media
- Increased frequency of offline meetups
- Twitter lights up with Social Media Conversations
- Indian CEOs on Blogs and Twitter
Fellow SM blogger, Gaurav Mishra has kick-started a fantastic collaborative effort to take stock of (Blogs, Blogging, and Bloggers) primarily reflecting the state of Blogosphere in India in 2009. Excellent initiative, the action has already started !!
There is a real dearth of numbers, statistics and trends on Social-media. Dear friend, Nimesh has provided an nice start to the year by conducting a small research on the ‘Social Media Landscape in India’. Do share information about other agencies/individuals who are doing focused research on this subject.
There are so many of us who are active in this subject. The beauty of web is that some are from from prominent Metros and some hail from the remotest places in the country. Mayank has realized this problem and has taken the task of compiling a consolidated list of Indians in Social Media. If you have been using/evangelizing social media in India don’t forget to add your name to the list here.
We’re witnessing more and more of this 🙂 Passionate souls hungry to talk about their favorite subjects meet at one place and share their ideas. Delhi Tweetups, Mumbai Tweetups and many more !
The usage of Twitter has picked up exponentially in India. #Mumbai was a trend-setter. It is heartening to see evangelical heads using twitter to discuss Social media trends and its future in India.
Blogs – Prominent Indian CEOs and Innovators are using blogs and micro-blogs to share their learnings for e.g. Mohan Babu , Ajit Balakrishnan, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Vineet Nayar, Manish Jain, Sramana Mitra, Rashmi Sinha, Om Malik, Shantanu, Shalin Jain, Manish Jain
I think that this is just the beginning ! 2009 promises to be the year of ‘Social Media Revolution’ in India.