Bruce Hoppe (a.k.a. Connectedness) posted a summary of some of the latest bloggings on Social Commerce today. Bruce comes to Social Commerce from the Social Network Analysis perspective.
An interesting question raised by the NY Times article he mentions and by this NY Times article A Generation Serves Notice: It's a Moving Target., is what will be the adoption tragetory for new technologies and patterns of social networking across generations over time? Clearly generations that came of age after the advent of IM have broadly embraced IM. Previous generations are blogging, but at lower rates than Millenials. How much of this will persist over time? How much is this due to differences in technology preferences and how much is due to differences in life stage interets? (Photosharing is a useful tool for dating, and also for trading picture of the grand kids....) How will the favorite social commerce features for Millenials vary from those for Baby Boomers?