Monday, June 23, 2008
Facebook attracts more new users than Myspace
A new name sits atop the social networking leaderboard.
Facebook's final tally of 123 million new visitors in May marked a 162 percent increase since May 07, compared to Myspace's 114.6 million and 5% growth during that same span.
The impressive milestone was reached in the midst of major personell changes at Facebook, including the departure of chief tech officer Adam D'Angelo and the addition of Cheryl Sanberg, who will focus on increasing revenue.
Facebook's user base, which originally consisted of only college students and alumni, has rapidly grown since it opened to the general public in 2006. The ultimate irony is that the growth came after Facebook ditched its niche, college only format, which was one its most appealing aspecs to early subscribers,myself included, who saw it as a nice contrast to the Myspace "crowd.", but they've managed to block unsolicited spam messages that Myspace has become notorious. for.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his staff ignored subscriber complaints about expansion and enterprised to prove what we already know - social networking can only thrive if it's available to the entire audience.
Here are three reasons Myspace was caught sleeping:
- Adapability:In four years, Facebook's entire format has been renovated and revised and enhanced with in-depth applilcations and other features added on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Myspace users were stuck with the same overall layout and the same tools they started with.
-Specifity and Simplicity: In addition to social groups, Facebooks sophistacted interface easily connects users through every word listed in each personal profile category.
In other words, John Doe can find a fishing buddy, a member of his political party and a fellow fan of his favorite team in his school and/or city, simply by clicking Fishing, Republican, and New York Mets his profile.
- Unique applications: Interactive games,election updates, fantasy football brackes are among the hundreds of applications available to each subscriber, so they can enjoy almost everything the net offers without leaving their profile
By Matt O'Hern at 03:47 PM | Comments (2)