It’s Official: U.S. Social Networking Sites See Slow Down « Creative Capital



Crisis or temporary lull? The writer fails to acknowledge the growth of professional social sites like LinkedIn. Also missing is the growth of social media embedded into nearly ALL online "experiences." Obviously, I tilt toward seeing social media as a permanent fixture of the convergence, not a passing fad a la Second Life.

The total audience of U.S. social networks seems to be stuck at a low-to-mid-single digit growth rate, while the engagment metrics are falling for just about everyone. Time spent on Bebo.com has been sliced in half over the last four months, while Friendster’s time spent has plummeted nearly 75% in the same time period.
It’s Official: U.S. Social Networking Sites See Slow Down « Creative Capital

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  1. On Facebook people "join, accumulate dozens of semi-friends, spy on a few exes for a bit, play some Scrabulous, get bored, then get on with your life, occasionally dropping in to respond to a message or see some photos that have been posted".

    Facebook is so 2007!

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