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Social Networking: The Future

Social Networking: The Future
Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part guest post by venture capitalist Mark Suster of GRP Partners on “Social Networking: The Past, Present, And Future.” Read Part I and Part II first. This series is an adaptation of a recent talk Suster gave at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking.” You can watch the video here , or you can scroll quickly through the Powerpoint slides embedded at the bottom of the post or here on DocStoc. Follow him on Twitter @msuster. In my first post I talked about the history of social networking from 1985-2002 dominated by CompuServe, AOL & Yahoo! 1. Right now our social graph (whom we are connected to and their key information like email addresses) is mostly held captive by Facebook. Facebook will succumb to pressure and over time make this available to us to allow us more choice in being part of several social networks without having to spam all of our friends again. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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Social Networking: The Past Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part guest post by venture capitalist Mark Suster of GRP Partners on “Social Networking: The Past, Present, And Future.” Be sure to also read Part II and Part III. This series is an adaptaion of a recent talk he gave at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking.” You can watch the video here , or you can scroll quickly through the Powerpoint slides embedded at the bottom of the post or here on DocStoc. Follow him on Twitter @msuster. Social Networking 25 Years Ago: CompuServ, Prodigy & The Well

Six Social Media Trends for 2011 - Social Learning Blog You know that social media is here to stay (if not, check out Is Social Media a Fad?). At Interactyx, we are constantly reviewing how businesses, schools and individuals are securely using social media technology to enhance the eLearning & training process. We have listened to our customers (TOPYX testimonials) and incorporated many new features to TOPYX, our social eLearning software. As technology improves and adoption of social media continues to expand, TOPYX will continue to deliver a cutting-edge, affordable eLearning solution for any sized business, school or eCommerce initiative. Social Networking: The Present Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part guest post by venture capitalist Mark Suster of GRP Partners on “Social Networking: The Past, Present, And Future.” Read Part I first, this one, and then Part III. Follow him on Twitter @msuster.

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