Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Social Networking

Survey Finds Social Networking Users Have Little Loyalty: "Network-hopping, widgets & links connect, cross-pollinate the social networking market

MySpace users are chronically unfaithful, according to Parks Associates' Web 2.0 & the New Net, a new report that focuses on the social networking market. Nearly 40% percent of MySpace users keep profiles on other social networking sites such as Friendster and Facebook. Loyalty among the smaller social networking sites is even lower, with more than 50% of all users actively maintaining multiple profiles.

These trends highlight a peculiar aspect of the market for social networking services. Nearly half of all social networkers regularly use more than one site; one in six use three or more. The result is an increasingly interlinked environment tied together by links, widgets, and the users themselves. “MySpace is a growing ecosystem and one that ironically now extends beyond MySpace itself,” said John Barrett, the lead author of the report, Web 2.0 & the New Net."

for a genealogist the supreme social net working site is entered via RootsWeb.com Home Page
here there are notice boards, trees, mailing lists user home pages, databases . . .

I started social networking by joining a dial up BBS in about 1995 and I soon I started to read and post to USENET too (see the archives Google Groups hugh_watkins@online.pol.dk from February 1996 to October 1998 when that email service ceased)

Family Tree • Genealogy • Ancestor • Ancestry • Family History: Genes Reunited has also been very effective and good value for money - as ong as you can be patient with all the newbie messages


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