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social networking:

a communal activity which establishes and maintains mutually agreeable relationships beyond that of meeting and greeting. Its basis is the grouping of individuals (source of quote) for purposes of sociability. The term is widely understood within the context virtual networking or online social networking. The latter requires group interaction through a social networking service, i.e., utilization of social networking websites that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system. The nature and nomenclature of these connections may vary from site to site (source of quote).

Social networking websites have changed the fabric of the Internet and have the potential to pay off big for investors, but—given their youthful user base—they are unusually vulnerable to the next 'new new' thing. As quickly as users flock to one trendy Internet site, they can just as quickly move on to another, with no advance warning, according to Wharton faculty and Internet analysts. (source of quote).
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Note: The question has been asked whether Find Me Here should be listed among social networks. We (who we are) say no because our mission is to provide resources so that users of The Network websites can get together in the real world to build and maintain relationships that make enterprise and economic development happen.

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related: business networking; amicable networking; business networking online

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How can I register to be listed for free in the contact directory of The Network?

Register for the GRC database by sending certain information by priority email.

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How can I make use of a document of the contact directory of The Network?

Look over the user guide for online documents of the Global Registry of Contacts.

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Is Find Me Here.com a useful website for business decision makers?:

Yes, especially those business decision makers engaged as enterprise developers?

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What did The McKinsey Quarterly once report about visitors that hit websites?

Marketing lessons from E-failures reported in The McKinsey Quarterly (2002) that more than 50% of visitors to websites never move past home pages same percentage as applicable to visitors' use of scroll bars. Also, 40% of Internet users were said to be ignoring linked graphics, even those that were clearly convenient buttons for navigation.

We (who we are) concluded that keeping up with hits was nothing more than busy work for us when the information in the above paragraph cane to our attention. We turned our attention to real .network users but continued to welcome all visitors to our websites. Neither visitors as hits nor those who turn into users need bother with us, nor we with them. They are not monitored. All have unencumbered access. However, uses need not get stuck in dead ends and left frustrated. Free personal search assistance available for the asking.
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Note: Among other reports that influenced the way The Network is setup to operate were those of Development Counsellors International, a consulting firm in the economic development marketing business. According to DCI findings from surveying business decision makers in the early 2000s, executives building relationships with peers was the leading source of information influencing (site selection—a process of enterprise development that leads to economic development in locations throughout the world). It was reported also that a majority of executives would use economic development websites.

DCI surveys found that face-to-face meetings with decision makers was the most effective way for locations seeking economic development to promote what they had to offer.

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What is the relationship between business and the name Sun Tzu?

Sun Tzu was the ancient Chinese military strategist who is credited with authoring The Art of War which sets forth guiding principals applied in business and management, especially in competitive environments. The following four obstacles to winning set forth by Sun Tzu are applicable to enterprise development and its sub-process, site selection: (1) intrapersonal, (2) interpersonal, (3) environmental, and (4) organizational. Use the search engine provided below to query the Internet for more about Sun Tzu and business. Also, several suggestions for search terms follow for you to copy and paste.

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