William Blaze questions the expert opinion that social networks are dead:

In the world of music Simon Reynolds has argued that innovation tends to occur in those genres most ignored by critics, while the critical spotlight does nothing but generate stagnation. Or perhaps its just that the critics are perpetually a little late to the party.. Social software just had its little hyped up media year, and the result was close to zero innovation. And now the critics are bored, looking for a new trend to “predict” a couple minutes before their colleagues find out what’s up. And like an ignored musical scene, nothing could be riper for innovation.

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