Social Media – Here today, gone tomorrow …

Here today, gone tomorrow!
In barely 6 years, MySpace joins the fate of Friendster losing its shine on the webspace – MySpace sold to Specific Media at $35 million. Compare this to the $580 million News Corp paid in cash back in 2005. It just shows how fast the world of social networking media can change. Who is next?

Well, your guess is as good as mine.
Here is a Web Trend Map that might interest you (you might be able to find some hidden gems). Click on the image and it will bring you to the site which will give you better control to drag/move the image as well as zoom in/out to see the linkages. By the way, the width of the block indicates the site’s stability while the height of the block measures relative success.

” …The Web Trend Map is a yearly publication by iA Inc. It maps the 333 most influential Web domains and the 111 most influential internet people onto the Tokyo Metro map. Domains are carefully selected by the iA research team through dialogue with map enthusiasts. Each domain is evaluated based on traffic, revenue, age and the company that owns it. The iA design team assigns these selected domains to individual stations on the Tokyo Metro map in ways that complement the characters of each. …”

Web Trend Map

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Director, Civica Library & Learning ... got teleported from the academic library space to the commercial library space in 2005 ...
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