MySpace, Facebook Lead Mobile Social Networking

Despite a slate of newcomers, the major online social networks dominate the mobile space, according to ABI Research.It appears that mobile social networking users are going to same places they would on the desktop, as new data from ABI Research said MySpace and Facebook are by far the top mobile social networks.In a new report, titled “Mobile Social Networking User Snapshot,” ABI surveyed 500 users of online social networks and found that 46% have used their phone to visit a social network. Of those, 70% have visited MySpace, and 67% have visited Facebook.
www.informationweek.com/news/internet/social_network/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210800222MySpace, Facebook holding mobile social networking back
A new study says MySpace and Facebook dominate social networking on mobile phones just as much as on the desktop. The findings also inadvertently highlight the fact that these giants are handicapping progress towards the next holy grail of social networking: location-based services.Social networking made the leap from desktops to mobile phones a long time ago, and a new report suggests that MySpace and Facebook still dominate even on the small screen. Too bad the two market leaders may be doing more harm than good to mobile social networking.The report, published by ABI Research, says that nearly half (46 percent) of social networking users have visited one such network on a mobile phone. Among these mobile socializers, almost 70 percent of them visited MySpace, while another 67 percent hit Facebook. Even though the mobile social networking landscape is rich with competitors, especially those innovating with location-based services, no other network garnered even 15 percent of mobile adoption.
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