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Andre Yee

Social Network Rankings - Who's Hot and Who's Not

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A few weeks back, the web analytics company Compete, released a ranking of the top 25 social network sites comparing the rankings to prior year's. I found it interesting to look at the fortunes of the top social networking sites:

Notable observations:

Facebook topped the list moving up from 2nd place last year while Myspace slipped to number two. The big winner? No surprise here - Twitter jumped from 22 to the 3rd place ranking.
The big loser? Bebo fell from 5th place last year to number 14 this year. Who knows? Maybe it's the drag of being part of AOL. Linkedin may not be trendy anymore, but it's still going strong and making headway as the leading business oriented social network. Another interesting observation is that niche sites like classmates.com have either hit the ceiling or are starting to lose momentum.

Check out the rest of the rankings and read their blog post for more info -

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I saw stats from 2005 and facebook wasn' even there. Myspace has been on the top since the start of the decade.

Andre Yee blogs about cloud computing, SaaS, Web 2.0 and other emerging technologies that matter to businesses.

Andre Yee

Andre Yee is an entrepreneur and technologist with nearly 20 years of experience in the business of technology.

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