Social Networking realities

Social Networking is one of the hottest topics on the Internet these days and one that takes a lot of time and thought to really work through. I have tried every possible site that has launched. So far I have yet to find one that I just have to have. To me they are similar to the online experience BEFORE the Internet, back in the days of Compuserve and Prodigy. You log on and you stay in one place. Yes there are a lot of features that are just now becoming available, but they all act like the final destination.

Part of my thought process has been how to merge the Social aspects of the Networks with existing sites and make each of our sites more social within itself. Comments are the most common social aspect that blogs use, but there has to be more that we can do to engage our audience.

This morning as I was going through my RSS reading I came across this excellent post by Chris Anderson. Take the time to read it, he really hits some excellent points.

…social networking as a feature, not a destination… Source : The Long Tail


2 thoughts on “Social Networking realities

  1. To me they are similar to the online experience BEFORE the Internet, back in the days of Compuserve and Prodigy.

    … too funny. But you know, some people just like to have someone or something maintain some kind of structure for them in their lives. Also, another thing that comes to mind with that statement is the popular movie, The Matrix.

    Great article, I enjoyed reading it.

    Best Regards,
    Garry Conn

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