Social Networking will continue to create a lot of watercooler talk and executive discussions in 2009, with more and more companies applying Web 2.0 tool in the Enterprise. I've seen tremendous interest in the last 6-9 months in this topic with the customers that I speak with. A lot is happening in the blogsphere and it's becoming more difficult to keep up with all the chatter. Here is a new announcement you many not of heard:
"...Microsoft announced yesterday that it would empower its Windows Live portal with social networking features starting sometime next year. With Windows Live getting more social, 283 million Hotmail users are prone to become part of the world's largest social network..."