Social Media Quotes

66 Awesome Social Media Quotes

Me, My Quotes and I

To say that I’m a huge fan of quotes is a massive understatement. But then again, who isn’t? I’m willing to bet that 8 (5 is too little, 6 doesn’t sound right and 7 is too popular) out of 10 offices have either a framed poster, a paper weight, a mantle piece, or a desk plaque with some kind of famous motivational (or other) saying on it. Am I right or am I right? Hell, I’ll even admit to it. I’ve got a stone paper weight in the shape of a baseball that says something or other about courage and stealing home (Ooops, I thought I had it memorized).

WARNING: Long post but an easy read! You can still turn back now, but you’ll be missing out on some kick-ass quotes (and a few silly rants & ramblings)!

More Rambling About Me, My Quotes and I

Using quotes has become my signature – kinda. I tend to include at least one that’s relevant in every content writing project I take on. No matter the topic or industry – there’s always one that fits just perfectly! I even wrote a book of my personal favorite quotes a few years back, but never got around to publishing it. Wait…let me rephrase that. I wrote the book but I was too lazy to see it through so now it’s sitting on my desktop as a pdf. document.

My quote addiction – although not as strong as my TV or cigarette one – is rather evident on my blog (another one of my addictions). I’ve got a daily quote on the top of my page, which I actually choose and change myself on regular basis (yes, yes I know it’s time consuming and that there are ways to automatically update daily quotes – but I like picking my own according to my moods). I also have this really neat Social Web Words widget by Gary Hayes that displays 1000 randomized “Quotes of the Decade” on Social Media, Internet Marketing, Tech and so forth.

Okay, enough of me blabbing about me, my blog, my quotes and I. Moving along…

Wherever You Go, Social Media Will Follow

Let’s face it folks – Social Media is everywhere today. People talk the “Social Media tongue” without even knowing it at times. Everywhere you go you hear stuff like:

  • “I’m totally gonna’ tag you, this is sooo Facebook material.” (F#$!@, please don’t!)
  • “Do you have a group on Facebook?” (Uhh, not a personal one, no. But nittyGriddy does!)
  • “OMG, I’m tweeting what you just said.” (Really? Why? Who’s following you?)
  • “Are you going to the Tweetup on Friday?” (Are you?)
  • “Find me on Foursquare.” (I’d much rather you BBM, SMS or WhatsApp me where you are.)
  • “Check out my MySpace page.” (MySpace what, who?!)
  • “You should really upload our karaoke night on YouTube.” (Do I look like another Justin Bieber wonder to you?)
  • “Is your resume on LinkedIn or do you have to email it to me?” (What’s wrong with email? Are people not using that medium anymore? But actually, yes, part of my resume is on LinkedIn!)
  • “Do you diss people on your blog?” (Another common misconception that all blogs are about people and personal crap! Have you read my blog? Does it look like I talk about my friends’ personal drama(s) on it?)

If I had a penny (make it a dollar) for every time I heard things like these, I would be Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Larry Page – COMBINED!

Wait! I’m Getting to the Point…and the Quotes

My point is, whether you like it or not, it is without a doubt that Social Media has revolutionized the way we think, share information, build brands and connections.

Like any other industry, Social Media has its fair share of quotes and tips by highly regarded people. In an effort to keep you from endlessly scrolling down the page, I’ve limited this nice but not-so-little compilation of quotes to 66 (as if that’s not gonna’ have you scrolling as it is!). I know there are many more, so go ahead and go wild. That’s what the comments section is for!

Happy reading :)!

*Note: The following quotes are in no particular order.

Do you have a favorite one on this list? What other Social Media quotes have you read, heard, or like? Oh, I’d also love to know if you’re  part of the 8 out 10 crowd – I am ;)!

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66 Kick-Ass Quotes on Social Media

  1. Activate your fans, don’t just collect them like baseball cards. Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
  2. I hear YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are merging to form a super Social Media site – YouTwitFace. Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show (June 2009)
  3. The thing about Social Media that frustrates marketers to no end is that you can’t buy attention and that if you have no choice, but to think and act small, then you’ll try to say well here is a 100,000 person community, how can we buy it? What you’ll do instead if you’re just four people, how can we amaze them? That change in posture, that change in attitude is the single biggest shift, that’s going on the Internet right now. Seth Godin, sethgodin.typepad.com
  4. Quit counting fans, followers and blog subscribers like bottle caps. Think, instead, about what you’re hoping to achieve with and through the community that actually cares about what you’re doing. Amber Naslund, brasstackthinking.com
  5. Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell. Seth Godin, sethgodin.typepad.com
  6. Blogs are about sharing with authenticity. A good enterprise blog can help you really connect deeply with your customers in a meaningful way because the content is not only relevant but insightful and personal. I think most enterprises miss that point. When you do it right, your customers will walk away not only having learned something new but will also feel much more connected to your brand. David Armano, Logic + Emotion
  7. Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it. Erin Bury, Community Manager at Sprouter, erinbury.com
  8. Social Media puts the “public” into PR and the “market” into marketing. Chris Brogan, President of New Marketing Labs, chrisbrogan.com
  9. LinkedIn is for people you know. Facebook is for people you used to know. Twitter is for people you want to know. Author Unknown – Via socialmediatoday.com & Via Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
  10. If content is king, then conversion is queen. John Munsell, CEO of Bizzuka
  11. Those who ignore the party/conversation/network when they are content and decide to drop in when they need the network may not succeed. It’s pretty easy to spot those that are just joining the network purely to take – not to give. Therefore, be part of the party/conversation/network before you need anything from anyone. Jeremiah Owyang, web-strategist.com
  12. By creating compelling content, you can become a celebrity. Paul Gillin, paulgillin.com
  13. Word-of-mouth marketing isn’t about giving customers talking points, as if they were brand spokespeople. It’s about delivering an exceptional customer experience that makes customers want to recommend you. Deborah Eastman,”Clearing the Air About Word-of-Mouth”, Article on MarketingProfs.com (August 2008)
  14. 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
  15. Social Media is like teen sex. Everyone wants to do it. No one actually knows how. When finally done, there is surprise it’s not better. Author Unknown – Tweeted by Avinash Kaushik (February 2009), Analytics Evangelist at Google, kaushik.net
  16. Human beings are far more likely to communicate ideas and information with others when they are emotionally engaged. Find the key issues that concern your audience and then inculcate them within your marketing plan to get an emotional response. Maki, doshdosh.com
  17. The problem with trying to determine ROI for Social Media is you are trying to put numeric quantities around human interactions and conversations, which are not quantifiable. Jason Falls, Owner of socialmediaexplorer.com, jasonfalls.com
  18. Focus on how to be social, not on how to do social. Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
  19. Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you. Matt Goulart, webstarcontent.com
  20. To utilize Social Media tools effectively and properly, you must absolutely generate spontaneous communications in direct response to what others are saying or to what is happening in that moment. Be yourself. Be conversational. Be engaged. Aliza Sherman, Co-Founder of Conversify, alizasherman.wordpress.com
  21. Don’t fix the marketing first, fix your product. Once you’ve got a good product to talk about, the marketing’s going to flow from that. Scott Monty, Head of Social Media at Ford Motor, scottmonty.com
  22. As opposed to trying to attract millions of eyeballs and monetize them with ads, branded social networks are less about profitability and more about creating loyal and engaged customers that will ultimately create revenue in more conventional ways. Adam Ostrow, Editor in Chief at mashable.com
  23. 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
  24. Most bloggers who rise above the clutter are quite often prolific –they work hard, not just writing content but networking, engaging in Social Media and more. Darren Rowse, problogger.net
  25. Just be nice, take genuine interest in the people you meet, and keep in touch with people you like. This will create a group of people who are invested in helping you because they know you and appreciate you. Guy Kawasaki, alltop.com
  26. With Social Media so prevalent we are all extremely visible. Your prospective clients, your peers and your competition can drill as deep as they wish searching, reading and gathering information online about you and posted by you without you ever knowing who’s searching. Depending on what they find, your prospects may choose to do business with you or not. Mari Smith, marismith.com
  27. Social Media is a powerful communications tool. But it can’t be approached with traditional marketing messages and positioning. In the Social Media world –chest thumping and “me me me” marketing is the fastest way to send your audience packing. Rebel Brown, rebelbrown.com
  28. You can’t buy attention anymore. Having a huge budget doesn’t mean anything in Social Media…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, Co-Chairman of CP&B
  29. Social Media is not just a set of new channels for marketing messages. It’s an opportunity for organizations to align with the marketplace and start delivering on behalf of customers. Valeria Maltoni, conversationagent.com
  30. ATA – be AUTHENCTIC, be TRANSPARENT, be ALTRUISTIC, and you will find enough success in Social Media to have a satisfying career and experience. Nils Montan, ipally.com
  31. 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, Author of “Crush It”, garyvaynerchuk.com
  32. Please Repeat: Influence is NOT Popularity! Brian Solis, briansolis.com
  33. The term Social Media describes tools, websites and software that allows people to connect and share…. Social Media Marketing is all about gaining that Social Media exposure in a tactical way, all why carefully avoiding getting blocked or banned. Chris Garrett, chrisg.com
  34. 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 at Ogilvy
  35. What’s required is a kind of Social Media sherpa, who can find you the audience you seek, who can reach to them on the platforms where they are already congregating, and who can help promote in tasteful ways that fit the sensitivities of the networks where your audiences are found. Chris Brogan, President of New Marketing Labs, chrisbrogan.com
  36. Old-school marketers are used to one-way marketing communication and a sales approach that talks at the customer rather than with the customer. That just doesn’t work anymore. Newt Barrett, contentmarketingtoday.com
  37. Social Media, it turns out, isn’t about aggregating audiences so you can yell at them about the junk you want to sell. Social Media, in fact, is a basic human need, revealed digitally online. We want to be connected, to make a difference, to matter, to be missed. We want to belong, and yes, we want to be led. Seth Godin, sethgodin.typepad.com
  38. Whether something brings them joy or pain, when people share and engage in communities, they form bonds and relationships with others who acknowledge their situation. Liana Evans, “How to Earn Respect on Social Media”, Article on searchenginewatch.com (October 26, 2009)
  39. I think it’s safe to say that companies making investments in better connecting with their customers now, will have a distinct advantage over those that are resolved to wait and see with this social web thing. Lee Odden, toprankblog.com
  40. Networking is not about hunting. It is about farming. It’s about cultivating relationships. Don’t engage in ‘premature solicitation’. You’ll be a better networker if you remember that. Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder & Chairman of BNI
  41. You can be professional while also ‘keeping it real’ with your customers. By interacting with customers in a less formal way, you’ll build a strong human connection that helps build brand loyalty. David Hauser, Co-Founder of Grasshopper, davidhauser.com
  42. Social Media can provide a conversational extension to a B2B company’s nurturing programs. Social Media gives us the opportunity to humanize our communications and make our companies more approachable. Ardath Albee, CEO of marketinginteractions.com
  43. Everyone says Social Media is a unicorn, but maybe it’s just a horse? Jay Baer, Convince & Convert
  44. Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. W. Edwards Deming, Statistician, Professor, Author, Lecturer & Consultant
  45. As the web becomes a more social and porous medium, remember that interaction and community are going to happen with or without your involvement. You can watch the conversation take place, or you can own and guide it. Adam Weinroth, “Making Sense of Social Media”, Article on imediaconnection.com (February 12, 2008)
  46. Social Media isn’t the end-all-be-all, but it offers marketers unparalleled opportunity to participate in relevant ways. It also provides a launchpad for other marketing tactics. Social Media is not an island. It’s a high-power engine on the larger marketing ship. Matt Dickman, SVP Digital Marketing at Fleishman Hillard, technomarketer.typepad.com
  47. Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and YouTube are changing the way the world does business. I think this is in response to our desire to connect with others. Relationship Marketing is all about connecting with people first as human beings and then as customers later. For a real business relationship to work, both parties must receive value. If only one or neither does, that relationship won’t continue for long. Terry Brock, Marketing Coach & Syndicated Columnist, terrybrock.com
  48. “Build it, and they will come” only works in the movies.  Social Media is a “build it, nurture it, engage them, and they may come and stay.” Seth Godin, sethgodin.typepad.com
  49. Social Media can be a bit like a bunch of people with megaphones blurting out their messages one-way. People will cover their ears (unsubscribe) and tune that out. Use Social Media to ‘listen’ to and learn more about your audience. Brian J Carroll, CEO of InTouch, startwithalead.com
  50. The qualities that make Twitter seem inane and half-baked are what makes it so powerful. Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard & Co-Founder of Berkman Center for Internet & Society
  51. The common reputation of Twitter is that it’s frivolous, which isn’t the case. If it’s set up right, it’s a rich environment of lots of learning and sharing of important material. It’s not just ‘what I had for breakfast’. Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project
  52. Humans like to know about the good, the bad, and the ugly side of people, places, and situations, as well as to share this information with others, often as quickly as possible. Lon Safko and David Brake, Authors of “The Social Media Bible”
  53. In the end, the winner is content. Good content, sharable content, and consumer-driven content will allow us all to have a broader spectrum of information and, for the marketer, an easier way to connect with their base. Aaron Kahlow, CEO & Co-Founder of Online Marketing Connect
  54. Social Media marketing is about brands acting, well, social. Which means they need to show up to the party with a nice bottle of wine, if that’s what the party calls for. They need to come ready to have a dialog, and add value to the event. John Battelle, Founder & CEO of Federated Media Publishing, battellemedia.com
  55. Twitter is like a tragically hip New York night club. It is a cool, easy way for companies to engage customers in Social Media. But the experience can be loud and crowded. Bob Warfield, CEO of Helpstream, Principal at SmoothSpan
  56. All one needs is a computer, a network connection, and a bright spark of initiative and creativity to join the economy. Don Tapscott, dontapscott.com
  57. If there’s a firestorm erupting via blogs, your customers will expect you to respond via those same blogs, not via a carefully-worded press release 4 days later. Mack Collier, mackcollier.com
  58. Monitor, engage, and be transparent; these have always been the keys to success in the digital space. Dallas Lawrence, Managing Director of Burson-Marsteller’s Proof Integrated Communications
  59. We’re still in the process of picking ourselves up off the floor after witnessing firsthand the fact that a 16-year-old YouTuber can deliver us 3 times the traffic in a couple of days that some excellent traditional media coverage has over 5 months. Michael Fox, Co-Founder of Shoes of Prey
  60. You can’t tiptoe into social media. You have to jump into the pool. People have a natural fear of it. But the scary part is not being there. Your customer is already there. Dave Saunders, madisonmain.com
  61. 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
  62. If you’re a brand marketer looking at this as a creative way of just getting that one-time transaction done, you’re not recognizing the power of social media and how consumers are playing in the marketing space. Chris Perry, President of Digital Communications at IPG
  63. The most successful marketer becomes part of the lives of their followers. They follow back. They wish happy birthday. They handle problems their customers have with products or service. They grow their businesses and brands by involving themselves in their own communities. Marsha Collier, Best Selling Author, Customer Service & Social Media Influencer
  64. Search is about figuring out what people are looking for when they enter keywords into their favorite search engine. Social media is what people are actually saying to each other; they’re telling us what they’re looking for. We, as marketers, should be able to fit it all together pretty nicely. Norm Elrod, Digital Media Consultant, joblessandless.com
  65. So far, Twitter is like hanging out in the speakers’ lounge. Meaningless chatter from smart people. Alan Stevens, netcave.org
  66. 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, sethgodin.typepad.com

Ingrid Abboud aka 'Griddy' is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. For one, I'm a Social Media enthusiast with a tremendous passion for writing and blogging. I'm also a pretty cool Copywriter but a more serious MarCom Consultant. But most of all, I'm the proud owner and driving force behind nittyGriddy.com - A Kinda Social Media Journal with Net News & more.


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  • Navin Kunwar March 18, 2012, 9:21 am

    19. Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you. Matt Goulart, webstarcontent.com seems awesome. thanks

  • Sanjan Bikram November 4, 2011, 10:15 pm

    Hi Ingrid,
    Great list of social media quotes. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Ankit September 26, 2011, 6:31 am

    “Activate your fans, don’t just collect them like baseball cards. Jay Baer, Convince & Convert”
    This is best of all……
    I really liked it as it have message with humor and when there is message with humor that’s the best thing.

  • Nei Grando March 18, 2011, 4:11 pm

    “Live to Love and Love to Live! Relationship is everything in the Social Media world.”

    Thanks for these great quotes selection.

  • sham February 20, 2011, 5:17 am

    Thanks for compiling the big list 🙂

  • ogiogi February 9, 2011, 5:54 am

    Great List, but I just want to add one more 🙂

    What’s the ROI of Your Mother? by. Gary Vaynerchuk

    • Codrut March 11, 2011, 5:52 am

      ha, ha… that’s a great one!

      I guess we can learn a lot from these quotes a lone, consider them a distilled guide on 2.0 marketing. Here are my fav quotes (just two)

      #. Activate your fans, don’t just collect them like baseball cards. Jay Baer, Convince & Convert

      #Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell. Seth Godin, sethgodin.typepad.com

      P.S. I’m a little quote addict too. So, don’t get me started!

    • Ingrid Abboud March 16, 2011, 3:05 pm

      Hadn’t hear of that one before – thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Kirsty February 6, 2011, 3:59 pm

    I really enjoy reading all those 66 awesome social media quotes. I was really laughing when I read it. You were right on a lot of things about social media. I hope people will have a chance reading this.

  • Darren Scott Monroe February 3, 2011, 10:38 am

    EXCELLENT! I have some controversial quotes myself about Social Media

    • Ingrid Abboud February 3, 2011, 7:48 pm

      Hi Darren,

      Glad you liked this post :). Thank you.
      Feel free to share your own quotes.


      • Darren Scott Monroe February 4, 2011, 5:31 am

        Ok here goes
        1. It is not about your FOLLOWERS but your FOLLOWING
        2. Anyone can get thousands of followers but only few can lead them.
        3. Social Media is a FREE as your time. Now think … how much would it cost you to get yesterday back?
        4. You are what you do. Beware the Social Media Strategist that is anything but social. Because thats like meeting a pilot almost anywhere but on a plane.
        5. The ROI in Social Media stands for Return On Involvement

  • Ana December 2, 2010, 11:35 pm


    I am not too happy with you.

    I keep bugging you about a guest post and then you turn around and write something this spectacular for Hesham!

    Moment of silence….

    LOVE IT!


    • Ingrid Abboud December 3, 2010, 5:50 pm

      Ana noooooo don’t hate me :)! I wrote this post for Hesham back in October not now hehe!

      Every time I see a comment from you, I smile :). I have the utmost respect for you and your blog and I’m in awe by how far and fast you’ve come along. You truly are an inspiration and I hope to someday arrive to where you are.

      And there is nothing more I would love than write a guest post for you! I was so honored when you asked. I have 2 that I’m working on now – and they’re both about 2000 words lol. So if that’s too long for ya, I’ll have to write something else as soon I come back. I’m travelling on Monday for about 10 days.

      I’m psyched that you loved this post. I was actually planning to turn it into an eBook but with even more quotes. I also love your moment of silence lol.

      Thanks again Ana for being such a wonderful teacher and blogger. I don’t know if you ever had the chance to read my 1 year blogoversary post but there are a few things I said about you in there.

      Cheers Mrs. Tzar(ina) and keep rockin’!

  • Karan November 8, 2010, 8:32 am

    I really like the qoute “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” by “Jean-Philippe Maheu”.

    • Hesham November 8, 2010, 1:42 pm

      Hey Karan, would you plz put your name where is says your name? I have no idea why you insist to put your keywords where it says your NAME 🙂

      I am editing all your comments to add your name by myself man, this is a lot of work!

      • Ingrid Abboud November 9, 2010, 5:33 am

        Hey Karan,
        Thanks for stopping by and sharing your Fav :).

        How are you Hesham? Hope your day is going well :). Yalla, I’m getting my act together to hopefully have another post ready for you soon :).


        • Karan November 11, 2010, 11:08 am

          @ hesham- Just changed my nickname too- now there would’nt be a problem

          @ Ingird- will be waiting for your next post! 😉
          Keep up the good work

      • Blogging Tips November 11, 2010, 11:07 am

        Hesham, I just checked the dashboard and my nickname is Blogging Tips whereas my name and last name are what they are supposed to.

        • Hesham November 11, 2010, 12:46 pm

          Oh! I mean when you add a comment like this! your name is “Blogging Tips”!!!

  • Matt Goulart November 8, 2010, 12:07 am

    Thanks for the mention and great site!

    • Ingrid Abboud November 8, 2010, 1:21 am


      Thanks a lot for stopping by here and leaving a note :). Needless to say that I love your quote! So true at every level.


  • Mani Viswanathan November 6, 2010, 1:24 pm

    Read few of the quotes. Must say you’ve compiled a superlative post. Bookmarked for future reading 🙂

    • Ingrid Abboud November 6, 2010, 1:30 pm

      Hey Mani,
      Superlative: I love that adjective – thank you :). Always good to go back to these. You never know when they come in handy – and they do!

      Thanks for your kind words.

  • jhon November 6, 2010, 9:08 am

    The might and main of the quotes is to guide the people about some particular subject and here on packet switch technology the might and main is to introduce the people the good affects of social media in decent way.

  • bryan October 31, 2010, 1:45 am


    HAHA some of your quotes are funny like the 2nd one! I was actually laughing in front of the screen 😀 I still remember you did another post here on FB which was quite memorable too on social media. I think it was to do with what you can’t stand about bad habits on social media if my memory serves me right.

    I think quotes are great. I really love quotes and I think quotes that stick are those that are not too long or those that can make an impact on what you are doing now. Quotes that don’t stick now does not mean it will never stick but will mean more to you later on. I think the general theme of your quotes basically show that traditional media no is no longer the sole driving force and a lot of businesses have to realize that. They cannot ignore twitter, facebook etc and expect things to go well.

    • Ingrid Abboud October 31, 2010, 12:52 pm

      Hey Brian,
      Wow, what a great comment you left for me there :). Thank you.

      You had me scrolling all the way back up to #2 just to read it and laugh out loud again! And yes, your memory does serve you right (I’m impressed) my other post on FB was about the types of peeps to or not to follow on Twitter and why.

      Needless to say how I feel about quotes. I’m glad we agree on that. I feel quotes are sometimes the best way to express something that you just can’t put into the right words yourself. They can have this powerful effect that will leave you thinking for some time.

      Very true about traditional media no longer being the only driving force today. I think more and more people/brands/companies are starting to realize the positive (depending on how they use SM) impact that Social Media can have. After all, it is people that make up any brand or company – it is people that are the backbone of any company’s success – therefore it is essential that you listen (and reply or be engaging) to what they have to share. If that makes any sense to you lol. Maybe I should have used a quote to better express what I mean here hahaha.

      Thanks again for your great comment.

  • Jasmine October 29, 2010, 1:27 am

    Long list of quotes, I like quite a lot of them! Very interesting and some are quite funny! Haha.

    • Ingrid Abboud October 29, 2010, 9:19 pm

      Hi Jasmine,
      Glad you liked the quotes :). Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  • Daniel Sharkov October 27, 2010, 3:58 pm

    Wow! A huge list there Ingrid. Have to say that there are a lot of great quotes included. I especially liked the first and the tenth. The first one is really straight forward, but many people lack the ability to “activate” their fans. Without building conversations and relationships all of the so called fans are pretty much useless. You need to make the first step by connecting with them and giving them a helpful hand if needed. Most will return the favour. That’s how you do it in the blogging world. The tenth is self-explanatory – no need to dive deeper. Amazing article once again. Keep rocking! 🙂

    • Ingrid Abboud October 27, 2010, 5:50 pm

      Hey Daniel,
      How are you today?
      Thanks a lot for your valuable words of wisdom. Very true indeed about fans being useless if you’re not engaging with them. From what I’ve learned so far – in my little time in the blogosphere – people are willing to help and listen if you do the same. And I don’t just mean it in the “you scratch my back and I scratch yours” type of thing. If people see that you are genuinely interested in them – then they will make the effort (most) to see whether the interest is at least mutual. I may not have the same interests as all my followers, but I’m certainly appreciative of them and do show them (even with a simple reply) that I am when they share something of mine. My best example is that I make the effort to reply to every single person that writes a comment on one of my posts – as you can obviously see here. I see it as common sense but more so as respect.

      Anyways that’s my 2 cents on that :).
      Thank you for your kind and supportive words. I’m happy you liked the article.
      I look forward to your next post :).

      • Daniel Sharkov October 28, 2010, 2:07 am

        Heya Ingrid,

        Pretty good here, seems like it’s going to be a nice day. A bit cold though. Ha-ha!

        Great reply here. I agree 100% that the “you scratch my back and I scratch yours” is wrong. One should not be doing a favour of any kind, just because he’s expecting something in return. Even saying it sounds kinda dumb. One should be helping for the sake of helping and not to get something in return. What you sometimes get back is just an additional bonus for the efforts, but still not a main goal.

        And replying to comments is something that might not seem like too much, but in fact it plays an important role for the ones commenting. Or at least it does for me. I just don’t like commenting on places where no one replies, since it seems like I’m talking to myself. Don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but it is a nice feeling when you get a reply.

        Have a great day! 🙂

        • Ingrid Abboud October 28, 2010, 9:43 am

          Spot on Daniel!
          I’m not looking for anything in return but let’s be honest – it’s great when you do get something. And like you said – it’s simply an additional bonus but not the main goal – at least not for me and obviously by your words – not for you either :).

          Getting comments and being recognized is a great feeling :).
          If someone takes the time to write a comment on your post (even if it’s the little drive by’s like “great post”) I will make the effort to reply with an adequate response. If it’s just a “great post” type of thing – then obviously my reply will be short and appreciative. But if someone has taken even more time and written something more useful or thorough then I will obviously put more effort in my response.

          That’s just what I think anyways.
          Thanks for your follow-up comment. Your engagement is much appreciated.

  • John October 26, 2010, 9:02 am

    Wow I found many great quotes I had never heard. You also sent me looking at a few people along the way. This is the first time readying a post from you and I find you style of writing very entertaining. While yes you did go on about a few things it was still entertaining and engaging. You can ramble on when ever you want. it seems to work for you.

    • Ingrid Abboud October 26, 2010, 9:16 am

      Hi John,

      I’m thrilled you found some quotes to your liking on there. There are many excellent ones, if not all. It seems they also came in handy in pointing you in the direction of some new and insightful people to follow :). That’s a huge plus – lots to learn from all of them.

      Thank you for your kind compliment – I’m relieved that my rambling had a positive effect on you lol :). I do my best to keep it entertaining because I do tend to do it a lot!

      Great of you to comment. Will be looking forward to seeing you around my posts more often :).


  • TJ McDowell October 25, 2010, 5:37 pm

    Great quotes from Godin – plenty of other names I recognize too. You could probably even make your book just breaking down these quotes. A couple of pages for each quote and you’re at 120 pages which is a decent length for a book. Just a thought.

    BTW – again I love your writing style. I think it’s no accident that you’re good at writing on topics such as social media. You’ve got a conversational writing style that doesn’t say “hey, I’m better than you are”. I think the average person can relate to your writing style, get the information you’re trying to communicate, and still have a few laughs along the way.

    • Ingrid Abboud October 25, 2010, 5:53 pm

      What can I say to a comment like that? Except for…Thank you, Thank you, Thank you – for your awesome, kind and ego-boosting words regarding my writing – I truly, honestly, sincerely…appreciate every single one of them!

      Writing is something I love to do – wait…NO! Writing is my passion and I don’t think I can recall a day that went by in the last XX years, where I didn’t write something or other! And I consider myself to be lucky to be able to work by doing just that! Everything you said just made my night and more ( I would say my day but it’s almost 2 am where I am). I make it a point both on and off my blog to write the way I talk in my posts. I find it easier and more friendly to read and of course less monotonous. It’s what I strive to do and I’m happy that I succeeded :).

      As for the book you mentioned (your thought) well…spot on :). Already started working on something like that actually – hopefully I won’t be as lazy as the last few times :(.

      Ok enough about me!

      Godin does indeed have some fantastic quotes – heck, I think I could have filled all 66 with just him. But others also have wise and insightful words to share. You’ve got some really good ones on there. I was actually shooting for 100 instead of 66 but I didn’t want readers to hate me lol!
      I’m glad you found them useful – at least I hope.

      Once again, thanks for your uplifting and supportive words!
      Hope you have a wonderful week.

    • Ingrid Abboud October 25, 2010, 6:31 pm

      I just came across this Tweet from @ Problogger – I’m copying his tweet word for word. I thought it may interest you or might want to check out.

      “Got a Photography Tip or Tutorial to Share with over 3.5 million readers? dPS is looking for guest writers – http://bit.ly/d9UlLh

      Good luck if you decide to do it :).

      • TJ McDowell October 25, 2010, 6:42 pm

        Thanks for the lead!!! I’ll have to think about it to see if I have something to submit! In response to the previous comment, yes, I definitely found this interesting. It’s almost like an education on what social media really is all in one post. Keep writing – I’ll keep reading =)

        • Ingrid Abboud October 25, 2010, 6:59 pm

          You’re most welcome TJ! I’m sure you have great tips to submit!

          Speaking of which – I just read a really nice post on your blog – “Wedding Photography Tips To Get Amazing Images”. You have quite the eye. Great tips! However, where are all the social media buttons on your site? I zoomed in (my sad play on words for you lol) and still couldn’t find a Retweet button :(.

          Except for the primitive class I took in high school with an old manual Minolta (or maybe it was a Leica), I don’t know much about professional photography (although my younger half-brother is quite the connoisseur and uses some super duper Nikon D300 or something like that – not sure exactly) but I am like a little paparazzi with my pocket-size (more like purse-size lol) digital cam. I love pics and I love taking them. They are the things I treasure most and my greatest souvenirs!

          Anyways, just thought I would share my somewhat useless 2 cents :).

          • TJ McDowell October 25, 2010, 7:20 pm

            You’re probably right about adding a Retweet button. I don’t do much with Twitter myself, but I guess that doesn’t mean that my readers wouldn’t like the button. Great suggestion.

            We use our pocket size camera all the time too. It’s a lot easier to carry around than 10 pounds of gear =)

            • Ingrid Abboud October 25, 2010, 7:25 pm

              In a previous post you mentioned on here you mentioned in your comment that you weren’t the biggest Twitter user and said if I recall properly “to each his own”. And although that’s very true – would be nice for us to be able to share some of your wonderful work with others :).

              Glad you approve of my suggestion. I’ll be looking for it :)!

  • Lennart Heleander October 25, 2010, 1:05 pm

    Hi Ingrid, (sound Swedish, I’m Swedish)
    Looooong and funny reading, many good quote to think about and try to use today and tomorrow in the SEO job.

    • Ingrid Abboud October 25, 2010, 3:16 pm

      Hi Lennart,

      Yes, I get that a lot lol. My first name is indeed Scandinavian but my last name is Arabic. An interesting combination don’t you think? lol :).

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Hope a few of them will come in handy for you!
      Thanks for commenting.


  • The Bad Blogger October 25, 2010, 1:31 am

    Great list but you miss out one, I believe beats them all and of course it is not written by me but by the late Gary Halbert also know as the “Prince of print” by many marketing gurus out there… well here’s the quote, it is also my favorite of all…

    “Tomorrow Is Promise To Nobody”

    short and swift, but is so true to every single human that walks the face of the earth…..

    • Ingrid Abboud October 25, 2010, 1:58 pm

      Hi Wong (yes, I did go and check out your site lol)
      And it’s quite interesting indeed. Some good stuff you got there! Keep it up!

      Thank you for adding that powerful quote! I like it! Oddly enough, I wasn’t familiar with it. I think I missed quite a few actually – since there are a myriad of other awesome one’s floating around the web. But then again, that’s what the comment section is for :). I’m counting on good folks like you to contribute more of them!

      Thanks a lot for your input.

  • Richard October 24, 2010, 11:55 am

    Great quotes. People says some funny things about social media. I like the one about linkln being for people you know, facebook for people you used to know, and twitter for people you want to know. Great stuff!

    • Ingrid Abboud October 24, 2010, 12:40 pm

      Hey Richard,
      I actually like that one as well – very true in many ways.
      I’m glad you enjoyed the roundup :).
      Thanks for your comment.

  • Vijayraj Reddy October 24, 2010, 12:54 am

    The 14th quote about “customers unhappy” is 100% true. On internet with the help of blogs, social media, videos, etc.. people express their unhappiness of services or products which can end someone’s business…

    • Ingrid Abboud October 24, 2010, 10:27 am

      Hi Vijayraj,

      I actually love that quote as well. As you said it’s absolutely 100% true! And unfortunately many people/companies still don’t realize the power of the social media realm. I’ve seen companies soar and others take a harsh beating just from comments posted and spreading on the web.
      Great point.

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

  • Robert October 23, 2010, 5:43 pm

    Brilliant list, this must have taken sometime to put together, well done!

    • Ingrid Abboud October 23, 2010, 10:24 pm

      Thanks a lot Robert.
      Glad you liked it. Indeed it did take a while to compile – but well worth it :)!

  • Rahul October 23, 2010, 4:31 pm

    Indeed Social Media is everywhere today , every part of it was amazing…. and right, i can’t believe i read them all !!!! my fav is 61 ” We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency” thank You for the post

    • Ingrid Abboud October 23, 2010, 10:33 pm

      Hey Rahul,
      I can’t believe I wrote them all lol :). But I admit that it was fun to do so.
      I’m thrilled that you found this post amazing!
      Thanks a lot for stopping by and commenting.
      Have a good weekend.

  • Steve October 23, 2010, 11:17 am

    What a great list!

    It shows awesome effort collecting all those great social media quotes. What an awesome post it made too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Ingrid Abboud October 23, 2010, 11:24 am

      Thank you for your super enthusiastic comment! Truly appreciate it.

      It’s nice to know that people take the time to recognize your efforts :). I’m glad you liked the roundup – hope they will be useful to you.
      Have a nice weekend.

  • ZK October 23, 2010, 9:25 am

    boy this one is really a big post and i would like to read it on two seating.

    • Ingrid Abboud October 23, 2010, 9:52 am

      Indeed it is ZK :). Well, enjoy…and let me know what you think of it when you’re done.

  • Mike Pedersen October 23, 2010, 9:17 am


    I’m a HUGE quote guy! I do 1-3 per day on Twitter and Facebook. I am mostly the motivation, success quote guy, as they are cool little “pick-me-ups” when you hear (or read them). This list you made is awesome. OMG! How long did it take you to put it together? I have “copied” some of them down, so you may see them on my Twitter or Facebook soon 😉


    • Ingrid Abboud October 23, 2010, 9:50 am

      Mike you are great – you’re everywhere today lol I love it – Thank you :)!

      Quotes are wonderful. I know this sounds cliche but it’s true – at least for me. I use them all the time and I love discovering new ones.

      I’m glad you liked this post and needless to say it took a hell of a long time to compile these as well as give each the proper merit/credit. There is a plethora of of excellent Social Media quotes out there but it’s a just a matter of picking the one’s you like most.

      Fantastic – I’ll be looking forward to seeing some of these on your feed!

      Thanks for all your comments (everywhere) today ;)! You ROCK.

      • Mike Pedersen October 23, 2010, 3:19 pm

        Anything for you Ingrid 😉

        Have an awesome weekend!

        Cheers, Mike

        • Ingrid Abboud October 23, 2010, 10:37 pm

          lol Thank you :)! Always a nice thing to hear!
          You too – enjoy your weekend.

  • Isabel Rodrigues - Pro Blogger Journey October 22, 2010, 11:09 pm

    Good job Ingrid. Your effort shows here. It is quiet a research and a good long list.

    • Ingrid Abboud October 23, 2010, 6:29 am

      Hi Isabel,
      Thank you very much. Yes, it did indeed take some time to gather all these – but it was worth it!
      Thanks for your comment :).

  • Patricia October 22, 2010, 11:00 pm

    Hi Ingrid
    I don’t use quotes on my blog but enjoy reading them on the blogs I visit. Great list and I’ve seen some of these used on different blog posts. My favourite….Number 10 cos I love writing content and then having a conversation about it with my readers. I’ll have to bookmark this post and see how I can work some into my posts. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Ingrid Abboud October 23, 2010, 6:43 am

      Hey Patricia,

      I’m happy you liked the list and I sure hope some of these come in handy for you when writing your posts. #10 is short, simple and says it all! And very true – quotes are a good way to strike up a conversation with readers. People tend to have their own way of interpreting them.

      There are tons more of these floating around the blogosphere, but I narrowed mine to this list of 66 (pretty extensive as it is).

      Best of luck
      Thanks for taking the time to comment


  • Gera October 22, 2010, 4:02 pm

    As a social media addict I can say Ingrid that is literally an awesome recap! I use quotes in my daily life as I speak so understand you; they are superb!

    I’ll include this post in my weekly roundup of next week 🙂

    Have a great weekend,


    • Ingrid Abboud October 22, 2010, 8:14 pm

      Hey Gera – how are you?
      I’m really glad you liked these :). Like I said, I rely a lot on quotes and like you, I use them often in daily life. Others can often express what you mean or want to say in a better way.

      I’m psyched that you plan on adding my post in your weekly roundup – thank you, that’s great! I’ll be looking forward to seeing the rest of your selection as well – I’m sure you’ll have some great posts for us to read and learn from.

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.

      • Gera October 22, 2010, 8:36 pm

        Good research and post, hours of “social” work to end it!

        Keep up Ingrid 🙂

        All the best,


  • Talkblogger October 22, 2010, 1:10 pm

    Lolz some of them are really hillarious..
    How did you collect all of em?

    • Ingrid Abboud October 22, 2010, 1:42 pm

      Yeah, I know… it’s just a tad long :). I collected this list by doing endless hours of research going through a billion sites and another gazillion blogs, ebooks…and other!
      I hope you liked them at least.


      • Karan October 22, 2010, 11:37 pm

        Well I don’t know about liking but I just loved it, 😉

        • Ingrid Abboud October 23, 2010, 6:47 am

          That’s awesome! Thanks Karan.
          My face = big smile :).

          Enjoy the weekend.

  • element321 October 22, 2010, 12:09 pm

    Ingrid, Another great post 🙂

    Great list of social media quotes! Those quotes are ones to live by… you listed several that are my favorites from several blogs I read… T

    • Ingrid Abboud October 22, 2010, 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much James :)!

      Your support on both posts has been greatly appreciated.

      There are an infinite amount of Social Media related quotes that I came across while researching for this post – but I picked the one’s I liked most – and indeed as you said – “they are ones to live by”.

      Needless to say it took close to forever to do so lol. That and making sure the proper credit was given to each person.

      I’m glad I hit a few of your favorites. Any one in particular?

      Hope you’re having an awesome Friday.

      • element321 October 22, 2010, 1:12 pm

        Its hard to say they are all great, I will list a few…

        2. I hear YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are merging to form a super Social Media site – YouTwitFace. Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show (June 2009) – Not necessarily my favorite but it makes me laugh!

        4. Quit counting fans, followers and blog subscribers like bottle caps. Think, instead, about what you’re hoping to achieve with and through the community that actually cares about what you’re doing. Amber Naslund, brasstackthinking.com

        19. Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you. Matt Goulart, webstarcontent.com

        32. Please Repeat: Influence is NOT Popularity! Brian Solis, briansolis.com

        There just to many to list… but these are good start.

        • Ingrid Abboud October 22, 2010, 8:20 pm

          Hey James,
          Good choices. Thanks for sharing them. I really like #2 and #4 as well. The other two are equally good but I have a couple other favorites. #54 and #66 – I think are quite creative and very true. I won’t list them all cause then I’d just be writing this post all over again lol .

          You have yourself a great weekend.

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