Some social networking buzz. The five sites aren't what you might expect. "In my opinion," writes the author, " these trends are really telling. Social networking is absolutely here to stay - this is not simply a 'phenomenon'." I agree - the phenomeonon may be refined, but the idea of creating systems that help people connect with each other will not go away. Via Partnering for Professionalism. Related: see also Let's be Friends for some discussion of different types of online friendship, from twopointouch by Ian Delaney.