San Francisco, CA, December 01, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Social networking has overtaken porn as the main attraction according to web guru Bill Tancer in his book What Millions of People Are Doing Online and Why it Matters. In fact according to Nielson Report social networks & blogs are the 4th most popular online activity, ahead of personal email. This report also found that 66.8 percent of the global online population spends time at “Member Communities,” a category that includes both blogs and social networks. This makes social networking about two percent more popular than email, with one in every 11 minutes online globally spent on social network websites.
The uptake of social-networking is growing at a tremendous pace. According to a study by Grunwald Associates in the U.S., by 2010 Gen Y will outnumber Baby Boomers, 96% of them have joined a social network.
Gadrian Corporation has launched www.hotideasfactory.com a free social networking website where business managers/entrepreneurs can collaborate, connect and network with others. Users on the site can connect with other users, share business ideas, comment on posts, write blogs etc. hotideasfactory.com is targeted at business owners looking to take their business to the next level or managers looking to develop their skills and enhance their career prospects by connecting with like minded individuals.
To join, users register by going to the hotideasfactory.com website. Registration is currently free. After registration, users gain immediate access to the online community of members in a typical social networking environment. This member’s only section is equipped with all the standard social networking capabilities enabling them to: create their profile, build friends lists, upload and share videos and photos, write their own blog entries, create a mini-community of like minded members amongst other things. By networking with other like minded members, members draw on the global membership to share cutting edge ideas on how to improve their organizations.
Businesses are also not being left behind and are quickly beginning to harness the power of social-networking to enhance their engagement with their existing customer base, reach new customers and improve their business performance online.
To understand the impact social networking technologies has had you only have to look at the speed of user penetration. To reach 50 million users it took: Radio (38 Years), TV (13 Years), Internet (4 Years), iPod (3 Years). Facebook added 100 million users in less than 9 months whereas iPhone applications hit 1 billion in 9 months.
Businesses need to constantly develop, change and innovate in today’s business environment. This requires a new approach where businesses can connect, communicate and collaborate to increase revenues and reduce costs.