MySpace US playing second fiddle to Facebook - NME reportsAugust 22nd, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
Facebook, a social networking site that has now spread everywhere. Reported today by NME (New Musical Express) of UK, that Facebook overtakes MySpace as biggest networking site.
The site known for providing free reign to the creativity for people around the world. Facebook now has 132 million subscribers, takes stage above the number of MySpace members in America.
However the actual amount of MySpace members has not been revealed but it is believed to be quite admirable amount as Facebook.
According to The Star’s report in March 2008 that Facebook now has about 500 employees - they also have 67 million subscribers, with an average of over 250,000 new registrations per day since January 2003. It is predicted to be increased to double its subscribers in September 2008. Is it possible !
According to CMU, after the amount of users Facebook had increased by 153 per cent between June 2007 and June 2008.
‘In the USA the amount of users grew by 38 per cent during the same period, while the number of MySpace users grew by three per cent’ CMU reported.
Since ‘Starbucks‘ cast its eye on ‘Gather’, another social networking site whose targets mature clientele. It became obvious even to the marketing newbie that there is a lot of money to be made in the social networking market and while the numbers for Facebook and Myspace.com might not be 100% accurate, they reflect the knowledge that there is fiscal power in numbers.
Churches also are going to get involved, for example a site for Christians called ‘DTSpace.net’, most of the members are from the International Churches of Christ, and others from around the world. Not in order to do any competition with Facebook, MySpace and other such sites but they are providing a Christian alternative to some of the decidedly racy offerings currently in cyber space.