2009-02-03: W3C has published a report from the Workshop on the Future of Social Networking. Observations from the fifty-five organizations that participated (and submitted 72 position papers) include:
By enabling users to share profiles and data across networks, social networking sites can grow further and open possibilities for a decentralized architecture for the Social Web.
Contextual information, especially for mobile device users, can significantly enrich the social networking user experience.
Many users remain unaware of the impact of social networking on their privacy. [/list]
Check more at http://www.w3.org/2008/09/msnws/