The Economist has an interesting article this week looking at social networks for businessmen, focusing on LinkedIn and Xing. The Economist points out that with the rise in executive redundancies, LinkedIn has seen a growth in people looking to improve the resumes (CVs).
The article probably focuses a bit too much on just LinkedIn and Xing, but it is nevertheless interesting.
One my interests in these networks is that they are in opposition to traditional structures. Business social networks will tend to give the greatest leverage to those who post the best material and those who work the hardest at networking, which may not be true in companies and professional organisations.
Who know, self-organising networks may be more important than organisations such as CASRO and ESOMAR.