It’s good to know my social networking addiction and the way I make a living will not be going away anytime soon (if at all). Social network usage will rise sharply in 2010, according to a report by eMarketer. The number of people visiting social networks on a monthly basis in the U.S. will reach 127 million, or about 57 percent of all domestic Internet users, by the end of 2010, a 16 percent increase over 2009. By 2014, two-thirds (65.8 percent) of U.S. Internet users will be regular visitors to social networks, the firm reported. This is looking REALLY good for the home team

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“Marketers on social networks are on the cusp of something trulyexciting: a critical mass of engaged consumers who are willing toparticipate, share and spread the word about the companies andbrands they love,” said Debra Aho Williamson, a senior analyst ateMarketer.

“But if there ever were a time to assure consumers that theirinformation is safe and secure, and to make sure that their brandinteractions on social networks are positive, that time is now,”she added.Read more at www.adweek.com