Friday, September 15, 2006
Social networking/ photo sharing
As we’ve learnt, the take-up of social networking technology seems to be locally differentiated. Use of txting on mobile phones is a well-documented example. It’s interesting how different countries/societies take on social software, and how this plays out against the world of business interest that lurks behind the scenes. Despite a slow start, Myspace users seem to be growing rapidly in the UK….but now Bebo, seems to be overtaking Myspace …Ringo’s ‘sympathetic’ policy seems to be working too. Just from what I see, young people using Myspace are very likely to use Ringo for their images. But put Ringo alongside Flickr and it looks to me like a cheap imitation. I wonder whether it’s just that Flickr is tailored to the sort of niche I occupy? Anyway, here’s some stuff on comparing photosharing sites.