Thursday, April 15, 2010

Social Networking ::: What's Old is New Again!

Social Networkers! You think you're part of a cutting-edge "new breed" of digital human? You're WRONG! The early BBSers and CompuServe subscribers were the first true onliners who engaged in social networking! In the mid-90s I ran my own BBS. You could dial my telephone number and get connected to my own little computer world. My how times have changed!

Harry Ramble remembers OUR FIRST FRIEND

An Accenture survey shows 85% of Malaysians use social networking at least occasionally followed by India (83%), Singapore (81%), United States (75%), China (73%), Germany (52%), France (50%) and Japan (28%). Among the eight countries, Facebook was found to be theused most often by respondents.

Jeremiah Owyang has assembled an impressive array of Social Networking data - go ahead, bookmark it and read it or print it out when you have time!

Twitter's No. 1 focus is now on revenue, and the social-networking Web site wants to reassure software developers that they will get a piece of the growing pie.

Facebook is now the single largest repository for user-generated content such as pics, video, links and comments.

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