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June 22, 2011

The Most Shared Platform Across The World

According to AddToAny, Facebook now dominates sharing, with 24 percent of shares from the widget consisting of users posting items to the social network. That handily beats out email (11.1 percent) and Twitter (10.8 percent), making the world’s most popular social network also the most popular service for sharing content. This is undoubtedly welcome news at Facebook, as the site continues to emphasize sharing and readies its own real-time search engine.
Interestingly, if you combine all of Yahoo’s properties – Delicious, Yahoo Bookmarks, Yahoo Buzz, and Yahoo Messenger – it accounts for 14.4 percent of sharing, making it second on the list. Less surprising, MySpace has fallen well down the ranks with just 5 percent of shares. Other notables include Digg at 4.4 percent, Bebo at 3.1 percent, and LinkedIn at a mere 0.4 percent. Meanwhile, the demise of email sharing isn’t all that surprising considering that on the whole, social networking now has more reach than email worldwide.

April 27, 2011

The End Of MySpace ...Up for Sale

The  MySpace story finally seems to be over ... Officially the end of MySpace is near as it goes up for sale..News Corp.’s auction of the once-mighty social networking site is coming to a close, with the media giant expected to receive bids by the end of the week.Reports suggests that  MySpace is expected to fetch $100million which is less than a fifth of the $580 million that Rupert Murdoch paid for the site six years ago.

News Corp is expected to sell all or part of its social networking site for around $100 million. The Rupert Murdock-controlled News Corp had bought MySpace for over $580 million in 2005.

However this " acquisition" by News Corp was never able to live up to its expectation and since then the company has fallen on hard times by pretty much any Web metric one looks at. It has lost active users, traffic, and, consequently, ad revenue.MySpace users began abandoning ship for Facebook and, in late 2009, site traffic took a dive from which it never really recovered. By 2010, even relative upstart Twitter was getting more traffic than MySpace.

The company’s unique visitor count dropped 49% from this time last year, and in Q4 of 2010 MySpace lost $156 million. Even its core users and traffic creators—bands and music fans—have abandoned the site, as evidenced by the avoidance of by music industry startups like social ticket agent Ticketfly.”

News Corp is reported to have received offers from nearly half-a-dozen venture capitalists and other companies, including Redscout Ventures, Thomas H Lee Partners, and Criterion Capital Partners LLC for MySpace.Reports also said News Corp had separate talks with Chinese internet holding company Tencent for a deal while MySpace co-founder Chris De Wolfe has also shown interest in the site.