[Offtopic] social networking sites
stephen at melbpc.org.au
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sat Jan 17 22:47:55 EST 2009
Perhaps of interest, Sun claims to power the fastest growing social sites:
. January 13, 2009 - Hundreds of millions of people are using social
networking sites to express identity, establish affinities and unleash
their creativity, and five out of the five fastest growing social
networking sites are running on Sun technology.
While all social networks are growing, the top 5 fastest growing social
networking sites are experiencing explosive growth ..
* LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/
Nearly 34 million professionals get connected, stay connected and learn
about business opportunities every day on LinkedIn, the most successful
business networking site on the Web.
* Fotolog http://www.fotolog.com/
Fotolog is the world's leading photo blogging site and one of the world's
largest social networking sites, making a social triangle of photo
blogging, photo sharing and social networking. It has 16 million members
with traffic spikes of 155 million views daily with 450+ million photos.
* eHarmony http://eharmony.com/
One in five US couples that married in 2006 and 2007 met online,
according to a Harris Interactive survey of 10,000+ couples. eHarmony is
the net's #1 trusted relationship service and the only site dedicated to
building the relationships of both singles and married couples.
* China Shares Videos http://6.cn
In China, 6.cn is a successful Web 2.0 and video sharing platform
committed to becoming the leading new media site serving mainland China
and the global Chinese community. 6.cn has 10 million visitors, 10
million independent IP addresses and 100 million page views every day.
6.cn ranks number one among all Chinese video Web sites and number three
in a global context.
* OurStage http://www.ourstage.com/
The Web 2.0 movement is helping independent musicians find an audience
for their talent. OurStage.com is the hottest place to be for up-and-
coming independent musicians.
* Music http://www.last.fm/
When it comes to music, Last.fm is breaking glass. Last.fm is a free
global music website that offers music fans millions of tracks in every
genre for free on-demand and radio streaming. Its 25 million users
worldwide can also share their music preferences by linking their media
player to the Last.fm database. As a result, Last.fm can intelligently
recommend songs, artists, local concerts, and even introduce members to
one another. The company is based in London and was acquired by CBS in
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