A timely social networking special report from The Economist; see the screen clip below for an article index and then visit the report lead article to explore. Also consider subscribing to The Economist (print and/or digital editions) if you’re not a current subscriber; excellent journalism needs financial support, and The Economist is limiting Web content access for non-subscribers.
This special report will examine these issues in detail. It will argue that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size. Lastly, it will contend that this is just the beginning of an exciting new era of global interconnectedness that will spread ideas and innovations around the world faster than ever before.