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Tired of Twitter? Facebook Fatigue? In One Week 98,000 Americans Choose Business Over Social

BRISTOL, England and NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been no shortage of conversation about online networking in the last year. Communities such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are a fantastic resource to all - But what are the true business benefits of social networking?

"Social networking sites are great to catch-up with old friends, share photographs, music and links but in this climate does the executive community have time for this?" Asked Spencer Green CEO of MeettheBoss.com - the business networking service. "Credit isn't the only casualty of the crunch: time is another scarce resource for executives, they need immediate value when online." And reports show he is right with 200,000 executives world-wide flooding to his business site for answers since its re-launch on May 11th 2009.

US executives are leading the way with nearly 100,000 new active members from companies such as Wal-mart, GE, Procter and Gamble, Citi and Shell signing up. "The influx of new US business members could be associated to the Economic downturn or just simply because the American executive is more innate to the new technology, either way they have embraced the site and are reaching out to the world through MeettheBoss.com." - Harlan Davis, Director, MeettheBoss.com

The sites features include free video conferencing and roundtable functionality, instant messaging, email, calendar, a fully searchable whitepaper module, and most importantly, 'smartwords' - an intelligent spine around which the whole site sits."MeettheBoss.com was built on an ever-expanding database of keywords, dedicated to specific industries," explains Harlan. "A very cool new central console 'feeds' each member specific content, people, and broadcasts based on their activity across the site - from the weather, to industry blogs, contacts, and even news from their favorite newspapers. 'Smartwords' means you get everything in one place unique to you, quickly and easily. And if you want to connect with a network of your peers/colleagues at the same time, or join in a live peer-led discussion group, well, you can do that too. It's the ultimate aggregator."

Rolling out with the new version is an upgraded of MeettheBossTV, the online television channel dedicated to business leaders.

Members can pick up leadership lessons and business learning from: Vinton Cerf, vice president of Google and 'father' of the Internet; Werner Vogels, CTO and vice president for online retail giant and web services supremo, Amazon; Manfred Fitzgerald, head of brand and design and super-sports car manufacturer Lamborghini; Gary Steel, EVP and head of Human Resources at engineering giant ABB, and; Tony Hsieh, CEO of US retail rocket, Zappos.com and perhaps the sharpest customer service innovator in America today.

It seems like sites such as MeettheBoss are the future of Web 2.0. - Well 98,000 US executives seem to agree. To find out more go to http://www.meettheboss.com

SOURCE MeettheBoss.com

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