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What is the future of social networking sites?

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Now that MySpace is practically dead (with the exception of MySpace Music), Facebook is getting boring, and Twitter while still popular, will slowly but surely see its demise – what’s next in the social networking world? The thought crossed my mind as I logged onto Facebook to see that it had annoyingly changed yet again; it was then when I stood firmly in my stance that I was ready for something new. Upon thinking about this further, I’m completely curious about what ‘they’ will come up with next. What will be the next phenomenon that’s uniquely different from what already exists?

Which, by the way, whatever happened to Google Wave? I remember the days when it was a Trending Topic on Twitter, tweets full of hopefuls anticipating a coveted invitation and snickers of those who had already reached the Google Wave Promise Land. Is that our future? For those of you who don’t know, Google Wave “is an online software application product from Google, described as a ‘personal communication and collaboration tool’…a web-based service, computing platform, and communications protocol designed to merge e-mail, instant messaging, wikis, and social networking.” Apparently, many of the trial users had found this to be confusing to use, but with some feedback and tweaks, I’m sure Google will be able to come back strong with something improved for everyone to use.

For now, we will stick to what we have – our BlackBerry/iPhone/hi-tech touch screen phones and PDAs, iPods, netbooks, iPads, the list of technologies are endless. Oh right…turns out we’re not doing too badly after all.


Written by courtneyseto

May 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm

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