Social networking, in whatever form it finally decides to adopt, is here to stay. Whether you believe in the blog as a means for an individual to publish their undiluted thoughts on a subject or see the blog morphing to becoming something that is more formally reviewed and published, the idea has stuck with us. The idea of a Wiki has also stuck with us not as another attempt to top Wikipedia, but as a means of bringing together thoughts from a disparate group of people in a meaningful way. Instant messaging has been around for a while now and is the preferred means of communication for many younger workers in companies. VoIP has taken up a noticeable degree of many organizations data bandwidth, both at the LAN and WAN levels. Then, we have the external networking sites the likes of LinkedIn and Plaxo, being replaced in the individuals favorites by FaceBook and MySpace, which in turn address new entrants on a daily basis.
The stated aim from many vendors in communication and collaboration market, along with the perception from the users has been that technology will make everything far simpler at least eventually. The problem for the moment seems to be technology is just making things worse. New technologies dont replace old ones; they just increase the number of possible tools, while increasing the volume and type of information that needs capturing and storing.
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