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Top 20 Social Media Quotes of All Time

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As most of you know, social media has taken the web by storm in the last decade. Although the end is nowhere in sight for social media, there has been a lot of conversation on the benefits, the fallacies and the societal impact of social media.

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Below is AnsonAlex.com’s list of the Top 20 Social Media Quotes of All Time. Some of them are funny, others are informative and some are just down right smart! I tried to pick the shorter ones because I believe shorter quotes are more precise, eloquent and memorable. Enjoy!

1. “Social Media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.”

– Brain Solis

2. “New marketing is about the relationships, not the medium.”

– Ben Grossman

3. “I like to say that Twitter is like a bar, Facebook is your living room and LinkedIn is the local chamber of commerce.”

– BSStoltz

4. “Twitter is a great place to tell the world what you’re thinking before you’ve had a chance to think about it.”

– Chris Pirillo

5. “Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.”

– Erin Bury

6. “The goal of social media is to turn customers into a volunteer marketing army.”

– Anonymous

7. “If content is king, then conversion is queen.”

– John Munsell, CEO of Bizzuka

8. “A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is.”

– Scott Cook

9. “LinkedIn is for people you know. Facebook is for people you used to know. Twitter is for people you want to know.”

– Unknown

10. “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.”

– Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon.com

11. “Social marketing eliminates the middlemen, providing brands the unique opportunity to have a direct relationship with their customers.”

– Bryan Weiner, CEO at Digital Agency 360i

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

– Don Tapscott

13 “We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency. Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value.”

– Pete Cashmore, Founder of mashable.com

14. “Our head of social media is the customer.”

– McDonald’s

15 “Engage rather than sell … Work as a co-creator, not a marketer.”

– Tom H. C. Anderson

16. “Social media changes the relationship between companies and customers from master and servant, to peer to peer.”

– Anonymous

17. “By creating compelling content, you can become a celebrity.”

– Paul Gillin

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

– Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard

19. “Social media is not a media. The key is to listen, engage, and build relationships.”

– David Alston

20. “You are what you tweet.”

– Alex Tew

Anson Alexander

I am an author, digital educator and content marketer. I record, edit, and publish content for AnsonAlex.com, provide technical and business services to clients and am an avid self-learner. I have also authored several digital marketing and business courses for LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com).

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