John C. Dvorak’s view on social networks. I think he’s right. Social networks on the web do stink. Why? Well first of all, there are too many. Try to keep up with them all! And second, what is the real value of those social networks. Ok, there is a fun factor to it. Sharing photo’s and thoughts and what ever else with your family and friends is somewhat of a value. Especially when they are far away.
But let’s look at the business value of social networks. What value is there for your business. I think until someone figures out to incorporate them in business applications (CRM comes to mind) theres no real value in them. Apart from marketing aspects of course. But with so many social networks markting becomes difficult too. I’m waiting for the big clean up here.