Monday, April 21, 2008
Social Networks Break Outside Internet Slowly....
To my blog readers I am sorry this posting is late but I was home for the Jewish holiday of Passover and was celebrating the holiday.
A few days ago I was loading my pictures onto face book. I then received an im from one of my friends. I could not believe it! You can now see who is online and communicate with them through instant messaging. As the author in this Economist article mentions "the problem with today's social networks is that they are often closed to the outside web." Though outside companies like BMW, movie studios, and other companies market on facebook with creative and interactive campaigns, users do not combine their outside activities on the outside world web onto facebook. This is why igoogle and yahoo are beginning to research ways to combine social networking onto the gmail and yahoo mail. The goal is to combine outside internet use with social networking.