Social Networking

Social Networking

Wed, 23 July, 2008
Posted by Wendy Renner
So lately everyone is a buzz with the topic of Social Networking. If you are not currently on Face Book , MySpace , or Linked In , you are doomed to failure. Or are you? Are these sites really for personal use only, or have they crossed into the field of business and marketing? Linked In, is for sure targeted specifically for the business community, but does it really do what it is intended to do. It is suppose to connect you with possible leads or other like minded business people in your industry. However, is it really just a MySpace for business people? Are people really just wanted to stay connected, because the real connections are no longer happening? I often wonder, how many leads or true connections someone actually generates from their social networking site? It makes you wonder how much time is wasted “connecting” with other people virtually, when we should be actually connecting face-to-face a lot more often. It goes back to the basics of networking, just pick up the phone and actually connect with someone. In the book “Never Eat Alone“ , by Keith Ferrazzi, he focuses on just how important relationships are in our personal lives as well as in business. Not a bad thing to think about and a great read. This is a new an interesting phenomenon that is happening on the web, and I’m interested in how others feel about this.