The essential point of networking is human contact; business has killed networking by making it something for the career orientated.
To answer this question one must first determine the specific meaning of networking. From what I’ve compiled, a network is a supportive system for connection between interrelated individuals or groups. The purpose of a network is for mutual benefaction by providing support or assistance between the individuals or groups.
Business can be said to have killed networking in its truest form by having career orientated individuals and groups using networks for selfish reasons. By only harvesting and taking resources from a network you’re not mutually participating this therefore kills its true definition.