Top 50 Social Media Quotes & Social Networking Quotes


My top 50 favorite social media quotes and social networking quotes. This quick read will add value to your daily social media speak. Please feel free to comment below this post and add your favorite social media quotes.

1. “What is the ROI of your mom?” -Gary Vaynerchuck on Social Media ROI, Founder of Wine Library TV

2. “Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value. They’ll be the richest, the most successful, the most connected, capable and influential among us. We’re all publishers now, and the more we publish, the more valuable connections we’ll make.” -Pete Cashmore, Founder of Mashable

3. “When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place.” -Mark Zuckerberg, CEO & Founder of Facebook

4. A piece of advice I received from digital guru, Chris Brogan…

“Answer people’s questions.”

5. “In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” -Charles Darwin

6. “You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” –David Meerman Scott, Best-Selling Author & Speaker

7. “Ultimately, brands need to have a role in society. The best way to have a role in society is to understand how people are talking about things in real time.” -Jean-Philippe Maheu, Chief Digital Officer, Ogilvy

8. “We cannot measure, what it is we do not know to value.” -Brian Solis on Social Media ROI

9. “Our head of social media is the customer.” –McDonald’s

10. “By not tweeting you’re tweeting. You’re sending a message.” -Anonymous

11. “People share, read and generally engage more with any type of content when it’s surfaced through friends and people they know and trust.” -Malorie Lucich, Facebook Spokesperson

12. “Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social.” -Jay Baer

13. “There’s no cure for sucking.” -Mark Schmulen, Constant Contact

14. “The beauty of social media is that it will point out your company’s flaws; the key questions is how quickly you address these flaws.” -Erik Qualmann, Socialnomics

15. Wilson Miner on building in the digital age…

16. “Bring the best of your authentic self to every opportunity.” -Brian Jantsch, Author

17. “Companies that blog get 55% more web traffic and 70% more leads than those that don’t.” -Hubspot, Marketing Thought Leader

18. “Clarity trumps persuasion.” -MECLabs

19. “There is no reason — no practical reason — for newspapers to survive.” -Jacek Utko, TED Talks speaker

20. “We’re not in control of the conversation, so we need to monitor it and adjust our strategy accordingly.” -Anonymous

21. “To effectively leverage the social graph, every company needs to understand that they need to make their information easily transferable.” -Erik Qualman, Socialnomics

22. “The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years.” – Rupert Murdoch

23. “Doing well with blogging is not about writing one key post, it is about performing day after day and helping a few people at a time.” -Author of The SEO Book Blog

24. “We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people.” -Pierre Omidyar, eBay Founder

25. “We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency: With hundreds of TV channels, billions of Web sites, podcasts, radio shows, music downloads and social networking, our attention is more fragmented than ever before.” -Pete Cashmore, Founder of Mashable

26. “Please Repeat: Influence is NOT Popularity!” -Brian Solis,


28. “You as a brand have to be completely confident about your position, because you will get criticism. You will have a negative reaction. If you didn’t get a negative reaction, that means you’re standing neutral and you have no point of view. Who wants to participate in that?” -Frank Cooper, CEO PepsiCo

29. “We’re all social creatures.” -Social Media Monthly Magazine

30. “Businesses that blog at least 20 times per month generate 5x more traffic and 4x more leads.” -Hubspot

31. “Social media are tools. Realtime is a mindset.” -David Meerman Scott, author


32. Listen to your Twitter followers…

33. “Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.” -Matt Goulart

34. “Don’t worry; skills are cheap, passion is priceless. If you’re passionate about your content and you know it and do it better than anyone else, even with few formal business skills you have the potential to create a million-dollar business.” -Gary Vaynerchuck

35. “It is only by recognizing all of the benefits delivered by social media marketing that the complete value of these efforts can be understood.” -Forrester Research Company

36. “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” -Steve Jobs

37. “The most successful marketer becomes part of the lives of their followers.” -Marsha Collier

38. “The qualities that make Twitter seem inane and half-baked are what makes it so powerful.” -Jonathan Zittrain

39. “All one needs is a computer, a network connection, and a bright spark of initiative and creativity to join the economy.” -Don Tapscott

40. “Activate your fans, don’t just collect them like baseball cards.” -Jay Baer, Convince & Convert

41. “89% of US internet users search online before they make a purchase, even when the purchase is made at a local business.” -Hubspot

42. “Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.” -Pete Cashmore, Mashable

43. “Game changing innovations are few and far between. They are usually simple concepts to describe but when they arrive it takes time to fully realize their importance and impact. Television was a game-changer, mobile phones were a game-changer, and blogging is also one.” -Collis Ta’eed, Founder of Envato

44. “Social networks aren’t about Web sites. They’re about experiences.” -Mike DiLorenzo

45. “There are no magic wands, no hidden tracks, and no secret handshakes that can bring you immediate success, but with time, energy and determination you can get there.” -Darren Rowse, Professional Blogger

46. Creativity in advertising and social media…

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.” -Steve Jobs

47. You have to be different.

48. “We shape our tools and our tools shape us.” -Wilson Miner

49. “The old paradigm was pay to play. Now you get back what you authentically put in. You’ve got to be willing to play to play.” -Alex Bogusky, Founder CP+B

50. “How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” – Seth Godin, Best Selling Author

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