Josh :: Discussion Leader Abstract

Social networking sites have become increasingly popular in the past five years changing how we interact with each other online. Leaders in the tech industry are shuffling to adjust to the popularity of these sites, creating numerous spin-offs and imitators. MySpace has been leading the social networking pack for years, but a new kid on the block, Facebook, has served up fierce competition recently. Comparisons between the two sites are inevitable, but exactly how similar are they? Will one or the other eventually come out on top, or is there room in cyberspace for both?

Link to slideshare presentation.

Citations:

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