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March 08, 2008

Compete's Top Ten Social Networks - With MySpace At The Top

I discuss social netwkorking often in this blog, but I usually discuss the networks that are friendly for parents to build up work/social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, email groups like Yahoo and best of all the blogging network). Compete blog just published their list of top ten social networks for February. On the top was MySpace - which did not surprise me. I know MySpace is out there and strong, but it is not my world so I have not paid much attention to it. My oldest is just 9 - and his social networking is all live for now. Just recently some interesting things happened that made me see how much MySpace is popular in the younger crowds:

So, MySpace seems to be the hot network for dating, celebrities and the young to network. Which is probably why I (a happily married mom of three) have no interest in MySpace. But as a technologist, I should look into MySpace to see why 65 million people visit monthly.

The networks I use came in 2nd (Facebook with 28 million users) and 8th (LinkedIn with 3 million users) per month. It is interesting that CafeMom was mentioned, I am very active in the mom blogger network and NOBODY I know has used it  - so where are the 1.5 million users coming from (and is that number for real?).

At the end of the Compete post was a link to another post titled "Facebook grows as MySpace slows". I have heard equal reports of teenagers/college students in Facebook and MySpace. I don't know any moms on MySpace (except for that racy Mayor), but I do know many moms on Facebook. In the end it will be interested to see what social network has the widest range of people hanging their "profile".


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I was going to leave you a comment here but decided to post about my social networking opinions:

http://svmomblog.typepad.com/chicago_moms/2008/03/you-want-to-tal.html

You'll thank me after you see how long the post is. :)

Thank You either way! Really interesting points you bring up - especially the "new four" topics kids need to learn: "sex, drugs, alcohol and social networking sites"

Majority of MySpace users are really teenagers and celebrities. It wouldn't hurt to see why lots of people prefer MySpace over other social networking sites. Maybe it't time to bring diversity in MySpace and not just let the young ones populate the network. :)

Hello,
This is really interesting points you bring up - especially the "new four" topics kids need to learn: "sex, drugs, alcohol and social networking sites"

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