Integrated Web Design: Social Networking – The Relationship between Humans and Computers is Coming of Age by Molly Holzschlag is an excellent summary of social networking, which was a very hot topic at SXSW Interactive this year. The article describes weblogs, social networking sites, geographical mapping and various technologies for these interactions.
She doesn’t specifically mention moblogging (mobile weblogging via cell phone), but I think this is an emerging technology that is going to have a large social networking impact. Just today, I saw an article in the morning paper saying that cell phones have increased resolution capability to approximately 1.3 megapixels. The ability to instantly post quality photos and text to the web, I believe, has the potential to make major changes in social networking and has cultural implications that may extend much further.