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MySpace (www.myspace.com) attracted 1.5 billion page views in a day.
August 2006 YouTube had 45 terabytes of videos, views reached 1.73 billion and the total time people spent watching YouTube since from the time it started in 2005 was 9,305 years.
End of gardening as we know it? People are not going to traditional sites – they want to go to Social Media Sites. ... and it is not just young people who are affected. Research by AXA, found the over 60's spent more time on line than gardening or DIY and 41% said the Internet is a favourite pastime.
The Oxford Internet Survey identified that people like to try out new things online and think it is a good idea. (Source : Dutton et al 2005)
Age of a web site does not necessarily mean that it is more visible in cyberspace ( Source: Adamic and Hubermanx 2005)
Social media figures highly in online search
One in four people visited blogs in 2006 (Source: Google).
The Value of (online) Relationships In 2005 Rupert Murdock's News International bought MySpace for $580million and in 2006 Google bought YouTube for $1.6billion. By any conventional form of accounting, neither of these two companies had assets of more than a few hundred thousand dollars and yet quickly appeared on the balance sheets of the new owners at multiples that made financier's eyes water.
Citizen content and relationships It was in the content and relationships that had been created by people who used these online facilities. Millions of people had created content and shared it among social communities both large and small.
The Relationship Cloud One might call such communities a 'Relationship Cloud' and they have value in themselves.