Social Networks galore!!

I’m sure like me you are constantly getting invitations to the myriad of different social networking/web 2.0 sites out there. Personally, I have accounts on:

Facebook
LinkedIn
MySpace
Naymz
Plaxo
Del.icio.us
ClaimID
Technorati
and i’m sure there are others……

I don’t have the time to keep all of these up to date, never mind joining any more.

Looking specifically at the number of social networks out there, surely there has to be a point when these must start to consolidate their functionality. I can see it has already starting happening to a certain extent.

LinkedIn is designed for business relationships. Plaxo extends that so you can categorise people as either business or friends. Similarly, LinkedIn allows you to write an endorsement for someone, whereas, Naymz whole philosophy is based on reputation and references.

I don’t see how all of these sites can be sustainable as we move further into 2008.

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