Facebook Soars, MySpace Shrinks
After reading an article with the statistics backing FacebookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s popularity, I found myself not at all surprised. When Facebook began, it was restricted to college students only Ã¢â‚¬â€œ sort of a rite of passage. From my experience, I remember getting my Facebook page was much more exciting than when I got my MySpace page. As a matter of fact, shortly after I was on Facebook, I deactivated my MySpace account. After a few years, Facebook became so popular that it spread to high school students and now even to those well beyond their college years.
But why is Facebook so much more popular than MySpace? Curious to find this answer, I began to ask around. It seems, according to the college population with whom I spoke, Facebook is more user friendly; it looks cleaner. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s easier to navigate to photos or friends, and you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to wait that long to upload a friendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s page. Also, Facebook is more Ã¢â‚¬Å“welcoming.Ã¢â‚¬Â When you join Facebook, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not only easier to network, but now friends can recommend friends, and before you know it, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in touch with hundreds of people, ranging from classmates and family to friends you havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seen in years.
In both their basic sense, Facebook and MySpace offer the same thing Ã¢â‚¬â€œ social networking Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but Facebook found a better, more appealing way, which is evident from the statistics.