Facebook = global social networking.

by Jamie Sanford on August 19, 2008

Here’s the article from BusinessWeek regarding Facebook as being the #1 global social network.

While this article focuses much on the different technologies available to utilize these sites all over the work, in particular the opportunities to translate the site into different languages, I have to wonder if the opinions about Facebook are the same for the global users as they are for users in the US.  I find that a lot of people prefer Facebook because of the limitations placed on the user in terms of creating a profile page that takes 5 seconds to load as opposed to 5 minutes.  However, as someone who also enjoys photography, I see the upside to having some additional control over my MySpace profile.  Sure, there are Facebook apps for photosharing, but they aren’t as impactful as a slideshow of my favorite images.  I get many more requests for new friends via Facebook than via MySpace these days, I see the shift happening, is that shift simply related to what is the best new thing?

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