But will it last?
Published on June 23, 2008 By Island Dog In Internet

I was reading an article on ZDNet today which states that Facebook has overtaken MySpace in terms of world-wide unique visitors.  It's kind of surprising for me since I had heard Facebook traffic has been declining.  Analyss suspect much of this growth is due to an increased presence overseas, which does make sense.

Advertising dollars has still been a big problem for sites like Facebook, but it seems some recent hires in the PR department might be a way to turn their "image" around a bit.  I still use Facebook reguarly, but even with the new design of MySpace, my participation there has dropped considerably.

How many of your are on social network sites like Facebook and MySpace?  Do you find them useful?

 


Comments (Page 1)
on Jun 23, 2008

How many of your are on social network sites like Facebook and MySpace? Do you find them useful?

Not me....can't get past the idea they're trawled by Paedophiles...

Makes the thought of them just all too icky....

on Jun 23, 2008

Do you find them useful?
Who has time for them?     

I've seen a teen friend of mines' profile on facebook and there are ALOT of 'kids' on that social network, (I guess they have more free time) I have nothing aganist kids, love, had several of my own, but I think it seems to target younger people, like Bebo. I was surprised about facebook leading over myspace, there seemsto be more than enough room for them all......... I should imagine.   

on Jun 23, 2008
How many of your are on social network sites like Facebook and MySpace? Do you find them useful?
Not me....can't get past the idea they're trawled by Paedophiles...
Makes the thought of them just all too icky....

Same...myspace is a cesspool. But then again, I'm just antisocial anyway.
on Jun 23, 2008
You're not antisocial, you're just *VERY* picky about you hang out with.
on Jun 23, 2008
I used to be on Orkut.....and it sucked....

I'm on Facebook now, and all I need it for is to keep in touch with friends in school that I already know, seeing that I never invite anyone else to be my friend...I'm a regular user though, and it's quite fun...

Never used Myspace, but I think I should try it out...
on Jun 23, 2008

I'm on myspace.  A friend told me that he thought I should stay away from facebook since they make it so hard to delete your account etc.  I like myspace.  I joined because I am a face painter and a face painting friend put a bunch of step by step tutorials and I wanted to be able top access them.  Now my number one entertainment on Myspace is music, checking out new bands etc. 

on Jun 23, 2008
unfortunately, i have far better things to do than play with myspace and facebook... things like have a life. have fun with my human friends. Sorry to say but i think sites like these are dangerous and should be obliterated.
on Jun 24, 2008
Now my number one entertainment on Myspace is music, checking out new bands etc.


That's the reason I signed up for Myspace a couple years ago. Found quite a bit of good music from lesser known musicians that I may not have found otherwise. Hardly ever log in anymore though.

on Jun 24, 2008

I use both MySpace and Facebook. The only people I share with on both sites are with people I know. No peds can see you if you set your settings to privite. Its a easey and quick way to share photos to my friends or out of state family members.

on Jun 24, 2008

Oops, Ment to say i like MySpace better since i can skin it.

on Jun 24, 2008
In the last year or so many of my secondary classmates have joined Facebook and it's great to be able to drop them notes now.

I only used MySpace to keep tabs on my kids when they were younger.
on Jun 24, 2008
I don't use MySpace much.  But Facebook is a great way to connect to friends, co-workers, etc. 
on Jun 24, 2008
Who needs 'em? I get history,mystery,drama,news,education,art,advice,comedy and most of all,friendship right here at WC and on Impulse.Nicest bunch of people I've never met.

on Jun 24, 2008
Wizzard you are quite Right. In a way WC is really almost the same as mySpace and Facebook.

Forum and comments,
We all have a profile,
you can post photos.

WC does not have privet settings thogh.    
on Jun 25, 2008
I'm all about Facebook myself. Their page style is somewhat minimalist which I respect...every time I've seen Myspace the pages looked terrible with hundreds of pictures of random people who may or may not be friends and bleh. Yeah, I get it, you have a billion friends. That hardly means I want to see them all.

Before Facebook, I couldn't imagine myself signing up to one of these social network sites. Now, I can't imagine myself leaving Facebook.