More than 50% of Myspace’s US visitors are now over 35 years of age, according to a report that shows the site’s appeal to older internet users is increasing as its mainstream popularity grows.
The research, by comScore Media Metrix, shows the site’s teenage visitors form a much lower percentage of its audience compared to last year, while over four in ten Myspace users are now between the ages of 35 and 54.
Skype founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom are working on a secretive project which will see them compete with YouTube in the online video market.
The website, currently under the working title of the Venice Project, will aim to combine the video sharing of YouTube with the added attraction of professionally produced TV and video content.
Social networking site Bebo could be set to take over from eBay as the UK’s most searched for site, according to a study by
The analyst group says the number of UK web searches for 'Bebo' has tripled in the past six months and risen by 17.6% in the past quarter alone.
A new US study has shown the risks that surfers are taking when using social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.
The study, conducted by enterprise IT management company CA and the National Cyber Security Alliance, reveals that users of such sites are vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves.
Web 2.0 startups shouldn’t bother seeking VC money, according to Neil Sequeira of General Catalyst Partners, because “there have not yet been these type of exits that generated venture capital type returns”.
Neil is a VC who made these comments at the AjaxWorld Expo in California, but I’m not sure he’s entirely correct in his observations.
Nielsen//NetRatings has released a
that shows the latest internet trends and technologies are still a mystery to many UK consumers.
The report shows 52% of British web users believe online and digital technologies make their life easier, but a similar percentage say they find them difficult to follow.
I’ve just figured out, via a Paypal email notification, that Valleyschwag has pulled the plug on its subscription model.
Wal-Mart’s brief fling with online networking appears to have come to an end, with several
saying the retailer has closed its teen-oriented social networking site - called ‘
’, among other things.
The site, temporarily launched this summer as a promotion for the start of the school year, aimed to copy Myspace et al by encouraging ‘hubsters’ to set up their own personalised web pages.
Only 3% of SMEs are planning to start a corporate blog, according to a
by hosting provider Fasthosts.
The firm, which questioned 2,000 small businesses, found nearly half would use a blog to drive traffic and interact with their customers, but far fewer were actually preparing to launch one.
Bebo is in discussions with mobile operators over the launch of a range of text messaging services in the first quarter of next year.
The companies plan to use SMS to extend Bebo’s functionality onto mobiles, unlike the WAP-based services being developed by some of its rivals.