Today there are a lot social networks in the world and the most popular of them already have hundreds of millions users and their audience is still growing. Nowadays we can distinguish some most important tendencies in social networks development:
- Socializing of everything – today every website is created with some social functions.
- Development of niche oriented social networks
- Introducing social networks in business
- Mobile social networks
These tendencies are logical and understandable and in this article we will tell you abut the social networks prospects in the nearest future.
Today there is a great number of social networks in Internet but every day new networks are created. Recently these are mainly niche social network: for millionaires and top managers, for dog lovers and people with particular hobbies. There are too many social networks for everybody and that’s why niche oriented social networks become more and more popular. The recent example of interesting niche social networks is Africa social network designed specially for Africans and their needs. There are also popular social networks for moms and for relatives. Today more and more closed social networks appear. You can not just register their – for such social network you need an invitation and usually must meet some criteria. There are such closed networks for celebrity, for just very reach people or for beautiful ones. And according to experts the number of such networks for “chosen” will only grow.
Business networks also become extremely popular. Professional networks are not just entertainment – they are useful and often help users to find new business partners and to find new contacts.
Most of niche social networks are unique in some way and will sure enough find their audience.
It’s also necessary to emphasize the appearance of new type of social networks – e-mail networks. They are created by such great companies as Google and Yahoo.
More than that, nowadays social networks often become substitutes for some other websites. It is especially noticeable on the example of professional Media. There is a version that social networks can be dangerous for such companies. But today the biggest Media are already preparing social functions for their projects.
Business social networks are the most perspective nowadays. And Cisco social network can be viewed as a first successful project in this sphere. In any big company the staff is located in different cities and often even countries and this of course create some problems in communication. The inner corporative network can solve all these problems. Such network also helps the stuff to communicate and know each other better, that’s why it is very useful in team-building.
Mobile social networks also develop rapidly today. Mobile networks help people to meet in real life and this makes them extremely popular. In such network you can send a message with your recent location and all users that are somehow connected with you will receive it. So you can quickly and easily meet with a great number of people that are now nearby.
On the whole, only more social networks will appear in recent future, but they will be mostly niche social networks. Such networks oriented on some segment of the internet audience will always find their fans.