Facebook or MySpace
What do you think about the latest “in-thing” craze with social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace? They are constantly changing the human fabric of the internet. I just recently discovered that there are actually tons of them. There are (2) two that appear to lead the pack. Oh! and let’s not forget about Twitter! Facebook which has over 200,000,000+ active members world wide, then Myspace which has at least 200,000,000+ or even more… It appears Facebook has now overtaken Myspace and is currently the most popular according to Compete.com. There is a difference in their appearance. MySpace allows you to customize and decorate your space and Facebook only allows plain text.
Are social network websites places to stay in touch, or get in touch with old friends and make new friends? Or are they a place for networking, name dropping or simply to spread or keep abreast of the latest gossip? Or is it a place where your boss can find out what you really think? Or what about that potential employer after you graduate? Or even better you never really know who is watching you…
There are some questions in regards to security. Once information has been posted one must remember its out there in an endless cyberspace. I personally think one should be mindful of any information and photos that are published. Make sure that it or they, are not something that may come back to bite you. That slur about your boss or that picture of… Oh well! You may want to think twice before you post anything that is rated higher than PG. You never know where it will end up…
Who would have ever thought back in February 2004 Facebook would have grown to some 200,000,000 million members… I found this quite intriguing. Here is some information I found interesting . Facebook was started after a student Mark Zuckerberg was blogging about a girl and trying to find a way to get her out of his mind…
Here is a little background information on Facebook
“Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University
Website membership was initially limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 200 million active users worldwide.
Facebook has met with some controversy over the past few years. It has been blocked intermittently in several countries”
Facebook headquarters are located in Palo Alto at generates revenue in the $300 billion and upwards. MySpace headquarters are located in Beverly Hills CA and solely generates its income from advertising. For these two corporations social networking is big business! Nowadays you just never know!
What social network do you prefer?