Online social networks are capturing the attention of companies. Large and small, businesses are finding uses for Facebook, LinkedIn and the like, but plenty of headaches as well.
Once limited mainly to teen-agers, these networks are catching on fast with an older crowd. Their use by adults with Internet access grew from 8% in 2005 to 35% in 2008, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. … [Excerpt]
NOTE: First published on Kiplinger.Com in May 2009, but well worth another look.