In terms of social networking we’re looking at the initial craze that’ll lead to future consolidation. A lot of these social media sites are going to fall by the wayside, or at least morph into something different.

We’ll see an (already developing) split between the kind of casual social “networking” as offered by the likes of Facebook and the more in-depth and active networking of other services. In its simplest terms I think a case of networking with people you already know, as opposed to networking with people you don’t.

I talked about Facebook being “useless” in a post on sarahintampa. But I think whereas many early adopters are looking for utility, the masses aren’t. It’s not an issue for them that Facebook has no “use” – as tourists on the internet it’s a place that’s fine for them to pop into, waste a few minutes and look at some photos, and then leave.

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