Insert witty banter about pitting bitter rivals against one another. But I'm tired and lazy...
Though it's not really an apples to apples comparison, I thought I'd showcase how I've personally been adopting two hot trends in the world of Web 2.0 -- social networks and social... chatter. So let's put Facebook against Myspace and Twitter against Pownce, comparing simply a single metric -- "friendship".
I've had a Myspace account for over a year, though I pretty much blew it off until about six months ago.
Myspace Friends - 357
Only a month or so ago, I decide to give Facebook a try. Personally, I like it beter.
Facebook Friends - 81
I've been an avid user of Twitter ever since C.C. Chapman got me hooked on it months ago.
Twitter Followers - 418
And I'm going on two days of active Powncing.
Pownce Friends and Fans - 84
I'm not suggesting that one will win over the other, but I do tend to use the pairs of services in similar way. Each has their own nuances, and the difference in time (and activity) on my part speaks volumes to the delta in friendship size. But I wonder how it will grow and change? I wonder how you, the readers of this blog, will decide to influence those numbers?