The Modesto Bee – “[I]n an arena that grows more competitive each day, the personality of the individual sites becomes increasingly important in attracting and keeping people. It’s no longer enough to simply offer a way to share thoughts, music and photos. The novelty is wearing off.”
Adrants – “In what is clearly a joke or some sort of clandestine promotion for the next greatest social network or some other entity, ncludr.com (get it? includer?) has launched with snarky fanfare including claims it’s “the most awesomest ultimate social network ever” with “international membership already in the billions.”
Stefanie Olsen – “The consensus here at the Dow Jones Web Ventures conference this week seems to be that the world doesn’t need another social network.”
Pew – “The use of social media gains a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media.”
The twopointohians are going to eat this up.
Cliff Landis – “Social networking sites: Getting friendly with our users”
New York Times – “Like most mobs, the one that pursued Megan Meier was cruel and unrelenting. Its members gathered on the social networking site MySpace and called Megan a liar, a fat whore and worse.”
CNET – “Many companies are thinking about how they can take advantage of social-networking technology, but analysts at Gartner are warning against getting caught up in the hype.”