London – In a new report, independent market analyst Datamonitor expects global active memberships in social networking sites to reach 230 million by end 2007. The report, ‘The Future of Social Networking: understanding market strategic and technological developments’, says infrastructure providers, social network providers and wireless players stand to profit largely in the near term. By year end, Asia Pacific will account for 35% of the world’s social networking memberships. Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will represent 28%, North America 25% whilst the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) will have 12%. Adoption curves vary dramatically by region, but Datamonitor expects membership growth in all regions to have peaked by 2009 and to have levelled out by 2012.