Demographics of Social Networks

Forbes has an interesting article on the differences between users at Facebook and users at MySpace - arguing that the demographics differences are splitting among class lines.

Affluent kids from educated, well-to-do families have been fleeing MySpace for Facebook since it opened registration to the general public in September, while working-class kids still flock to MySpace.

This is an interesting notion, but I wonder if it hold up. Isn't the Internet the great equalizer?

I've touched on the subject of the natural evolution of multiple social networks when I referred to Danah Boyd's essay. To touch on the subject again, I'm sure there is a lot of room for continued evolution and I think it's still to early to determine what the real differences will be between Facebook and MySpace. I'm still curious as to the evolution of the likes of Friendster, ASmallWorld, LinkedIn, Hi5, Orkut, Bebo, Bolt, Tribe, Rapleaf, doostang, AsianAvenue, BlackPlanet, GLEE, MiGente, and others that have yet to come about.
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