Sunday 14 June 2009

Want a little vanity?

Last week Facebook provided it's 200 million users an opportunity to grab their on web address, as I did:

They call them 'vanity names' and are an attempt to make Facebook profiles and pages easily shareable. You can select a username, after logging in as you would usually do, then go to

Already 22 million have grabbed their name, so you'd better get in quick, as once your name is gone, it's gone. A word or warning, you can only do this once.

Facebook is still one of the most popular social media networking site on the web with 65.7 million members (check out their stats), however YouTube reached 100 million monthly viewers in the US alone, with 6.3 billion videos viewed, predicted to play 75 billion videos to 375 million unique visitors during this year.

The baby of the social networking world, Twitter now has 134 million monthly visitors.

MySpace which was sold to NewsCorp for $580 million in 2005, has 54.1 million members.

Nielsen Online’s latest research shows that social networking is now more popular than email. 66.8% of Internet users use social networks, while only 65.1% have used email.

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