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Such is the hold that social networks have over the online community that almost all of the major search engines have jumped in the social networking bandwagon. Google acquired YouTube and now has plans on collaborating with MySpace. Yahoo! joined in with del.icio.us as a factor for social networking, and there are lots more that are expected to follow.
Major business organizations realized the value of such networks and wasted no time in creating a space for business-social mingling on such sites. They make for a very vibrant platform as well, as in a way social networking communities have brought about an evolution of the old forums and discussion boards. Web 2.0 style.
The rules and methods of discussions are the same, but they are swathed in a less formal cloth. Web developers, website designers, search engine optimization gurus and novices, online marketing professionals and hopefuls, all have a place under the social networking sun.