My entire family has been connected to the internet from very early days (from the late 1990s). My mother was always more comfortable with technology than my father. During my days in the US, we use to communicate with family in India thru AOL Chat (remember that sound?).
The most important social networks for working professionals are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (possibly in that order). While LinkedIn is the oldest of the lot I wish they had improved the product a lot more. When a user follows you on Twitter the message is simple, you get a fair idea of who the follower is (they should include the URL of the follower if it exists),
LinkedIn has a user base of 120+ million people across 200+ countries all over the worldwide. LinkedIn India has about 11 million users. Few have tried to replicate LinkedIn in India, as expected they have failed miserably.
I came across an interesting article today “Why Women Rule The Internet” (reading a bit late though). Recently I had written about non-US traffic was giving the valuations for Facebook & Twitter. For a long time I believe internet companies have recognized the power of the women user base on the net. The article highlights, Read more on Women spend more time than men on Facebook in India…