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June 25, 2007

Is MySpace Coming to the Registry?

by @ 9:11 am. Filed under Current Events, Pop Culture

Will MySpace, Facebook and other social networking sites soon find their way onto computers at the registry of deeds? Speakers at a recent technology conference in Boston apparently think so. Today’s Globe reports that the “Enterprise 2.0” conference at Boston’s Westin Waterfront hotel predicted that “wikis, blogs, videos and mashups” would soon play as vital a role in business as they do in social networking. While none of these applications were developed with a business purpose in mind, their functionality it extremely adaptive and, as time goes by, more and more young people who have grown up with these things as an integral part of their lives will be entering the workforce. As they do settle into jobs, they will bring with them a comfort level with these sites and applications that makes them as natural to use in a business context as the telephone is today. There are doubters, of course. In citing the need for companies to maintain tighter control over what goes on in their names, computer consultant Tim Scannell said of using social networking tools at work, that “the potential is there to turn the key to the zoo over to the animals.” Despite concerns of this type, it’s inevitable that the various communications tools described above and now used by millions will find many uses in a business setting.

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