Friday, September 07, 2007

"It is not a sprint that you are running; it is more like a marathon. And remember, you have to keep running." Sir George Martin

"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in." Alan Alda

"Listen to that small voice from inside you, that tells you to go another way. George Eliot wrote 'It is never too late to be what you might have been.' It is never too early, either." Anna Quindlen

Social networking stats - stuff discovered on the way to finding other stuff...

comScore data offers some interesting insights on the uniques of some social nets. The entire release may be found here. Total worldwide, home and work, 15+, selected urls not a pure ranking. June 07 (June 06) uvs, percentage increase, shares (comp) of uniques by region (leading):

My Space 114,147,000 (66,401,000) +72%, 62.1 North America
Facebook 52,167,000 (14,083,000) +270%, 68.4 North America
Hi5 28,174,000 (18,098,000) +56%, 31.0 Europe
Friendster 24,675,000 (14,917,000) +65%, 88.7 Asia Pacific
Orkut 24,120,000 (13,588,000) +78%, 48.9 Latin America
Bebo 18,200,000 (6,694,000) +172%, 62.5 Europe
Tagged 13,167,000 (1,506,000) +774%, 29.2 Asia Pacific

What an amazing year for social networks. My sense is the only faster adoption rate would have to be fire, however, stats are not available to confirm that notion.

Congrats & cheers: Joshua Schachter
and the crew on their very cool, totally refreshed 2.0 code. It's now simply delicious. Catch the details about the new version via the Michael Arrington exclusive sneak here. Bravos to Michael and team, great job!

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