Facebook is so last year – welcome to the hit websites of 2008

Virtual pets, video diaries and travellers’ logs could be the next stars of cyberspaceFor many in the dotcom world, 2007 was dominated by one story: the rise of Facebook. The success of the social networking service has increased optimism about the internet industry. After all, if Microsoft is prepared to buy a 1.6% share for US$240m (£121m), there is evidence that good ideas can be worth a lot of money. It is no surprise then that investors are looking for the next big thing – and these are some of the favourites.Websites tipped by The Guardian to be the hits of 2008 are Etsy.com Twitter.com Dopplr.com Moshimonsters.com and Seesmic.com.

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