Community Corner: SMB Nation Member David Gerhart Talks Social


David Gerhart, an IT Consultant with over twenty-five years of experience, recently contacted us with information on an interesting article he posted to his blog.


this article, titled “Social Media — New Economy Opportunity,” he draws parallels between the first twenty years of internet occupations, and the recent boom in roles designed for social media experts

Writes Gerhart:

“An inference is that the next 20 years will draw upon machine layers and we should expect careers to emerge that will ride atop the technology. Heard this all before? Doubt it?

To an extent the News Industry has already experienced these changes. Reporting is no longer what it was 10 years ago. Editing certainly has changed and delivery perhaps the most. Businesses will experience a similar change. In the past — a static web site with contact information was perhaps a sufficient, credible presence on the internet. Periodic “refreshments” even “forklift” upgrades were funded and written off as “capital” investment.”

Check out the rest of his blog here.