Electronic networking seems to be the social venue of choice these days, and the Internet is now awash with social and professional networking sites. Of course, the ubiquitous MySpace and Facebook are currently the darlings of the web. Also of interest, especially for those of you in need of professional connections, LinkedIn is a site dedicated more towards career development.
Tribe is a community worth exploring, although my favorite social networking site for interesting and personalized connection is Zaadz, a site committed to changing the world one person at a time. I have begun two "pods" (discussion boards) on Zaadz, one for nurses and the latter for people living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Zaadz is worth a gander, but it's certainly not for everyone.
The newest site which I've discovered is NurseLinkup. Still in beta, NurseLinkup has some kinks to work out and development to explore, but should prove to be a valuable tool for nurses to connect both professionally and personally.
Happy networking, and please let me know of any other interesting sites you have found in your travels...