Just wanted to share some information (FT Doug Cornelius). The January 30th edition of The Economist contains a special report on social networking. The report is available on-line for download at http://www.economist.com/members/survey_paybarrier.cfm?issue=20100130&surveyCode=NA
The following are links to the inidividual stories:
A world of connections Online social networks are changing the way people communicate, work and play, and mostly for the better, says Martin Giles
Why social networks have grown so fast
Twitter’s transmitters The magic of 140 characters
Profiting from social networks Social networks have a better chance of making money than their critics think
Small businesses and social networks Small businesses are using networks to become bigger
Yammering away at the office A distraction or a bonus?
Social contracts The smart way to hire workers
Privacy 2.0 Give a little, take a little
The future of social networking
Martin Giles, US technology correspondent, on the uses and business models of Twitter and Facebook (audio)
Thanks for posting all of the links, Brian – I was just reading a couple of these articles this morning…really interesting stuff. Social networks are here to stay!