The numbers are in and, while there aren't any big surprises, social networking sites are continuing to attract users exponentially. In an article posted this week at eBizMBA.com, Facebook continues to crushed the competition in terms of usage, visitors and profiles. The 20 Most Popular Social Networking Websites are ranked by using a combination of sources including Alexa, a leading web analytics and information service. The article includes this disclaimer: "Although no traffic metrics are completely accurate we do believe the data below to be useful for gauging relative audience size."
As I reviewed the list, it struck me that some sites are particularly relevant to the parks, recreation and camps. For example, Classmates.com (#5 on the list) is a fantastic place to look for groups looking for indoor and outdoor places to hold reunions, events or gatherings. The rest of the top five sites are as follows:
- Facebook (wanna be my friend? Facebook me, Jodi Rudick)
- MySpace (still very relevant for younger audiences, musicians and indie culture. An important site for those promoting concerts and pop culture events.)
- Twitter (follow me by clicking here (https://twitter.com/ParksMarketing)
- LinkedIn (Have you joined the Park and Recreation Professionals Group, yet? Why not? (Add me to your network
To see the entire list click here. Spend some time exploring one or two of the lesser known sites and let me know which you think should be part of the must-participate list for the recreation professional.