Facebook Popularity Soars
The number of unique visitors rose 89 percent in May, compared to the same month a year earlier, a result largely attributed to the opening of the site to anyone, not just students, back in September. Prior to the change, Facebook had been attracting about 14 million unique visitors every month. Now, the site is seeing about 26.6 million unique monthly visitors. And the visitors are spending more time on the site, averaging about 186 minutes per month, compared to 138 last year. Finally, the number of registered users ages 25-34 saw a 181 percent jump year-over-year.
So where's the downside? The folks over at the DigitalPhocus blog, which chats about the business of the Web, raised the issue of choosing between friends and colleagues on Facebook in an posting the other day. It made me stop and think... Linked In, a popular social networking sites for professionals is the preferred place to network with colleagues and business associates. MySpace has long been the site for friends and family. But Facebook blurs the line - you've got bosses, work friends and business contacts as well as your poker buddies, your neighbors and distant cousins all connected on Facebook.
Do you really want your business contacts flipping through the photo gallery of pics from Spring Break in Mexico? Is this even a problem? What do you think?
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