Our goal at The Virtual Handshake is to create the leading resource guide for users of social technologies: blogs, social network sites, virtual communities, relationship capital management software, and so on. Our book, The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online is the manifesto; this site is the living guide to the industry.

Traditionally the Web (1.0) was simple HTML pages. Web 2.0 is a read AND a write medium. Because Internet literacy is now so widespread, and so many people have become comfortable with virtual interactions, the Web has become a social medium, and Web 2.0 applications take advantage of that evolution.

Consistent with most Web 2.0 applications, this website is designed to be highly interactive. We look forward to hearing from you!