The Social Networking Conundrum

June 18th, 2009

social peopleIt’s an epic battle that rages on daily. Social networking has become one of the most popular ways for people to spend their personal time, and several websites are vying to become the uncontested hot spot for networkers everywhere.

MySpace Vs. Facebook
In the struggle to grab and keep the attention of the American public, MySpace and Facebook remain the 2 biggest warriors on the scene. MySpace had been the top dog of the social networking community, but in the last year Facebook closed the gap and gained an impressive lead. According to an analysis by The Nielsen Company, Facebook is now the #1 social network in the U.S., although MySpace still outranks them in one category. Nielsen statistics show that MySpace is around 3 times more popular than Facebook for online videos.

Facebook is currently considered to be the King of all social networks, but another site may soon be nipping at its heels:

Twitter Is The Word
Twitter me this: Are people excited about having a fun way to send and receive messages of 140 characters or less? The answer is an overwhelming yes. In the last year Twitter boasted a staggering 1,382 percent growth rate, and Neilsen places the site distinctly in the #1 spot for fastest growing social network of 2009. It seems everyone from the biggest celebrity to the new kid in town is sending tweets to anyone who is interested in following them.

People are constantly jumping on the Twitter bandwagon, but they aren’t always sticking around for the ride. More people are abandoning their Twitter accounts than continuing to use them. This type of networking may not be for everyone, but the figures show that this site continues to grow. At PeopleFinders.com, we love Twitter and invite you to follow our tweets.

Keep It All Together
social networksPeople tweet, blog, post videos, upload pictures and express themselves on dozens of social networks all over the World Wide Web. It’s a great way to keep up with friends and family, but you could spend massive amounts of time trying to locate their accounts and watch for updates. There is an easier way; a Social Networks Search finds all the profiles people have on popular sites and shows you previews of each one. It’s quickly becoming the most popular way to stay connected online.

Social Networking sites continue to fight for dominance of the Internet community, but that may be an impossible goal in our ever-changing world. A few years ago Friendster was known as the leading social network, but since then several sites have enjoyed that distinction. Networkers can be enticed by something innovative and exciting, and when a large number of people jump on a new social networking site, many others are bound to follow.

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2 Responses to “The Social Networking Conundrum”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Social networking is good and bad. It’s nice to say you got 10,000 friends, but it’s bad when you never met any of them and probably never will.

  2. Suk Loperena says:

    That’s an interesting post, I really think that social networkingtype of sites are going to be taking a huge gain in 2010. I really think that we are only in the starting stages of social networking and we can see that with applications like Facebook, it’s only a matter of time until all things are connected together at an even greater level. I’m can’t wait and am excited for this year, it’s gonna be a big year in social networking. I’m wondering what you think?

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