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Social media is driven by the consumer not driven by business and is currently experiencing growth
The Social Networking has grown 12.7% from November 2006 to April 2007. In Canada from April 2006 to April 2007 Facebook grew 2424% YOUTUBE grew 616% MySpace grew 135%
70% of Americans aged 15-35 use Social Networks Fox Interactive Networks
Half of YouTube’s audience is over 34 MarketingVox
17% of Sony PlayStation owners in America are aged 50+ The Observer
Craig Newmark, owner and inventor of Craigslist Craig Newmark has said that this is a time of ‘creative destruction’ and that he has a ‘great deal of sympathy for people who run the printing presses’. He went on to say that it isn’t journalism that is becoming obsolete; rather the delivery methods are changing. ‘Even the kids realize news is important. The problem is that paper is too expensive’.