What a difference a year makes. MCMarketingCharts has just released new stats on who ranks where in the top 10 Social Networking Websites and Forums.
- MySpace plummeted
- Classmates fell off the top 10 entirely, as did Craigslist – I’m hoping to see Craigslist replaced by the significantly more socially responsible online classified site Oodle soon.
- Twitter appeared from nowhere, and Tagged jumped from tenth to fourth
What does this tell you? Consumers wield tremendous power online. YOU decide which companies live or die. It isn’t coincidence that MySpace and Craigslist – two brands closely associated with rampant abuse – took a beating as you let your opinion of their failure to protect you shine through.
Website owners take note: Consumer Safety and Respect matter.