Is social networking more fad than future? How do the applications of social networking converge with the entertainment media? ABC has just announced a relationship with Facebook and Fox and My Space are adding more newsfeeds to their site. So it is hard to imagine a bursting bubble, but more change is coming. levels of sharing of personal information must occur. I for one am not sure I want to mix my business social net circle with my personal circle.
The best opportunity for social networks to change is with video applications. As IP TV becomes more a reality, this convergence should become even easier for the consumer to enable and enjoy. Opinions registered right on the screen and easier interactivity for the average non-tech consumer to handle.
Also from Media Week, "Worldwide shipments of multimedia-enabled mobile phones will exceed 300 million units next year, surpassing shipments of television sets, according to a research report by MultiMedia Intelligence. By 2011, about 9 of 10 mobile phones will include capabilities such as video playback" Technology is enabling more social networking, not bursting it.