I love when the chief of a tech company says it's not all about the technology. Positioned by the moderator as the geeky tech guy at a NY:MIEG breakfast on sports and new technologies, social networking company KickApps CEO Alex Blum said:
"It's not all about the technology. It's about people coming together around common themes, and interests."
Yep, that's pretty much the definition of social networking -- but with technology as a huge enabler, making possible connections that aren't possible without it. Technology filling what Alex called an "innate human need." ('Course, we could also say Google isn't about the technology, but about the need for people to find stuff. But that's a whole 'nother issue.)