In a major paradigm shift that is impacting public relations and marketing oranizations, companies are now viewing social media as their front line strategy for customer engagement, immediate contact, and lead generation. This means the software tools we use in the social space will be changing a lot too. This gamebreaker call was based on research developed by our resident trendspotter, Josh Gordon, in Social Media Today's latest free download white paper The Coming Change In Social Media. It's our focus here at Social Media Today to help frame the issues and put them into perspective so that community members can use them as a roadmap and drive the future of social media. Don't get behind the curve.