In recent years, we have seen sudden increase in the networking sites. Our web is flooded with many social networking sites like Facebook, Orkut, MySpace etc and professional networking sites like LinkedIn, Yammer, Apnacircle etc
Earlier it was ‘cool’ to have multiple email IDs and footprints on all these sites, but the recent trend in webizens show people’s preference at sticking to one single platform for managing their friends and social activities online. No doubt Facebook has emerged as an undisputed Social Networking Site leader worldwide and coming up with lot of innovative notions to stick to the numero Uno spot.
The recent announcement by Facebook to extend its services by offering mailing address has won kudos everywhere. Well, I personally think this as a smart move and shows that the management has clear picture of positioning themselves as single social service provider for handing social life on internet in near future. Also from logistics point of view, the migration will be much easier as Facebook already has social profiles of millions in their database.
I would definitely prefer having my social profile on one social networking site rather than many, having an email ID on top will complete my social profile on web.
For example email@example.com with my social profile and network with all friends makes sense.
Similarly on profession front, since LinkedIn is heading on similar tracks of Facebook. I will definitely not mind having a profession ID firstname.lastname@example.org with my professional profile and network with all professionals (Is LinkedIn listening anyway???). This will complete my professional profile on web.
Lollipop of the story:
- For Social Network – Social profile and mail communication at email@example.com
- For Professional Network – Professional Profile and mail communication at firstname.lastname@example.org (Is LinkedIn listening anyway??????)
- Survival of the fittest – If this becomes true how will yahoo, hotmail, Gmail explain their existence in future???
Do comment and let’s discuss……