According to a recent survey by Gartner and other analysts, the majority of users of social networking sites are motivated mainly by "personal needs and a desire for entertainment, rather than business and practical objectives". However some have seen the potential of such sites for business.
A new report out by Sensis shows that Australians are costing their employers money by spending too much time on social networks during work time, and at home a significant number of parents are not keeping tabs on their children's internet habits.
Many small businesses wrongly believe that they're too insignificant to attract hackers and spend too little time on security but according to Secure Computing, since the beginning of July there are steady waves of mass-mailings hitting inboxes with fake invoices.
The Public Interest Registry, the registry behind the global .Org domain name, says that more than 7 million domain names are now registered as .Org, making it the third largest generic domain (after .com and .net).