tangor - 7:12 am on Apr 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Sometimes early leaders in fads fail while those who follow in their footsteps (almost) succeed. The problem with social networking is not who is visiting, but how can I sell something to those visitors these days. The web is not like the eye candy of a local mall, though too many make the mistake of thinking it is. Even savvy folks like AOL who did much to promote the use of computers to connect, if anyone is being honest (late 1980's) and did so even before there was an internet. AOL is one of those transition companies from one paradigm to another. I remember GEnie, Compuserv and Prodigy... and AOL smoked 'em. :)
When I was running my BBS I was scrambling to put as many lines up as they had (they: 48, me: 2). Those were the days!