The social networking scenario is currently hot & abuzz and just refuses to die. Bad for some critics and who made predictions - by 2010 it’ll die the way the DotCom bubble had burst after its initial apogee !!! Take my judgement on this – it’s just gonna get better and better. The social networking is at its peak in this generation and hence it’s better for novices or skeptics to rework your psyche on this. It’s time for people to get their pie out of the web by getting to connect with their old buddies, their idols, their wannabe mates or potential business contacts. The benefits are ample. Web 2.0 has made sure you don’t have any room to complain – there’s Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, LinkedIn, etc – everything to satiate the thirst of all. It’s just that people got to learn which form of networking suits them.
As for me, personally, I’ve benefitted from all P.O.V. - business, social and personal. Call me a cynic, but I feel social networking is one good platform to win over and impress the one’s you desire by showcasing your innovative vocabulary, creativity, chatting and impromptu skills. And believe me, I am able to tickle their bones using all what I’ve just listed. People do get amazed, leave comments or give you an applause. And that motivates you to do it even better next time. Ya, you can call it an addiction, but for better if you got time to spend.
But people may differ in my above mentioned views !!! Just read a blog post of my 16-year old friend cum entrepreneur and he’s of the opinion that social networks are to be used for socializing or for the purpose – what are you doing right now ? Now, frankly speaking he’s true to some extent but not completely and he’ll never be. Primarily, because you can never bet or define rules on the web. Secondly, the very reason the web has grown manifolds is due to its liberty which it offers (which some exceptions exploit). One good example to quote here, which all have witnessed - Twitter. Did anyone predict that Twitter which spawned as a small socializing-via-update service would grow so big and drive other applications on the web like online video/audio sharing, URL shortners, micro-blogging, etc. A less know matter of fact among those who still are not on Twitter – even jobs, life partners, shopping items, contests and profanities are being traded on it.
So what are you waiting for .. ? Start your social-networking voyage with no prejudices if you haven’t started as yet.
Use it to your advantage.