I believe that the aspect of including social media and social elements in your school, work, or play is important and that it is still all the "buzz." But, is using the words "social" or "social network" out? Facebook
has a made a few minor changes, notably, they have removed the social network definition in their description. Maybe it's just a given or maybe it's just out. It reminds me of the days when everyone went through the whole... "we're a .com business." Suddenly in the '90s, it was cool to put .com behind everything and anything (john.com). So it seems that in today's fast pace to "social," everyone seems to want to jump on board with social networks or include a social media element to their work. Rightfully so, I think if you are not, you are definitely not taking full advantage of the power of "people" and the connectedness that can come about. But just as folks are embracing social communities and Facebook hits more than 100 million users, there's talk that social and friending could be short lived with the advent of the "intelligent web." There's even talk about Web 3.0
. What's next..? Regulations?
For now, I'm going to enjoy the new Facebook mobile app update for the iPhone. It has way more features than the original app. Check it out.
... you’ll be happy to know that Facebook’s iPhone application has reached version 2.0; you can get it through the iPhone app store. New version brings all the ‘new’ overviews of what’s happening on Facebook: News Feed, Live Feed, Events, Notifications and so on. Furthermore, those tabs from Facebook’s new design are also visible in the iPhone version. Finally, you can post (and tag) photos from your iPhone. And, the coolest feat yet: you reload the page by shaking your iPhone!