Social networks one month on

It’s now been one month since I joined both Bebo and Facebook, with Facebook getting most of my attention, primarily because I have more contacts on Facebook (3 to 1 over Bebo) but also in large part due to the third party apps which add loads of interactive features including games. 🙂

While Bebo still claims to be the largest social networking site in New Zealand, that could well change sometime in the future given the incredible growth rate of Facebook here. One month ago the New Zealand network passed the 40,000 mark and today the number of members exceeds 59,100 – a staggering growth of over 19,000 members (or almost 50%) in a month. Don’t take those numbers as gospel however, as you can have a Facebook profile without joining a regional network, so there is most certainly more NZ members than above.

As I mentioned in my last post, if you’re jumping on the social network bandwagon you’re probably going go to join the network where your friends and family hang out. If you have a choice though, Facebook has a lot more to offer – at least until Bebo gets third party developers on board.


About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

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