Social Networking Sites Growing Up?

August 25, 2007

In the previous issue of Digital Life (a Singapore’s weekly publication dedicated to technological issues), a full 8 pages were dedicated to the rising popularity of social networking sites like Myspace, Friendster and Facebook. In particular, the attention was on corporations and companies using them as a springboard for the promotion of their products and services. 

Social networking sites are no longer virtual cafes for Generation Y. Older people are there, too. 

And as indicated by the article, on some of the big social networking sites, commercial zones are popping up.

Some companies have also jumped onto the social networking bandwagon to generate business and awareness and companies such as Victoria’s Secret and Adidas have also set up their own profile in MySpace.

Certainly, with the vast amount of members in the big social networking sites, it certainly forms a huge hunting ground for these companies. It certainly would be foolish not to tap into this huge hungry market.

A study on Internet users released this year by research company Ipsos Insight, found one in five adults around the world use social networking sites. Hence, the previous misconception that such sites are only frequented by teenagers certainly does not hold.

So what about you? Have you jumped into the social networking bandwagon or are you letting this opportunity slip past you?

Nonetheless, much caution has to be exercised when using such sites. Definitely, blatantly advertising your products/services is frowned upon and should not be condoned.

Alright, now that the potential of social networking sites has been reinforced, it brings me to my next point.

Most of you should have noticed I’ve not blogged for an entire month. And I deeply apologized. Have been caught up with the preparation of our latest project and school has also started. Nonethelss, I will certainly blog much mor frequently in the future.

And most of you prolly know what this latest project my 2 other partners, Patricia and Munir have been working on. That is a social networking site designed for internet marketers – KANGGIE!

And yes, it has officially launched!

And I hereby invite you to hop into Kanggie, a social network whereby you can learn, make friends, have fun and earn money. There are so much more features that I shan’t mention too much over here but rather leave you to check it out on your own.

So just click on the banner below to join now and you’ll be added as my friend automatically!




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