General Fact Sheet

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Facebook

  • Type – Social Networking Website
  • Created – 2004
  • Usage – 500 million (July 2010)
  • Revenue - $800 million (2009 est.)

MySpace

  • Type – Social Networking Website
  • Created – 2003
  • Usage – 66 million (June 2010)
  • Revenue - $385 million (2009 est.)

Twitter

  • Type – Microblogging service
  • Created – 2007
  • Usage – 190 million monthly visitors
  • Revenue - $150 million (projected for 2010)

Blogger (Blogspot)

  • Type – Blog Publishing service
  • Created – 1999
  • Owned by Google

Skype

  • Type – Interactive/Chat website
  • Created – 2003
  • Usage – 521 million (2009)
  • Revenue - $185 million (2009)

AIM

  • Type – Instant Messaging service
  • Created – 1995 for AOL employees; 1996 for AOL subscribers; 2007 for non-subscribers
  • Usage – 80 million (2008)

World of Warcraft

  • Type – Online Multiplayer game
  • Created – 2004
  • Usage – 12 million (October 2010)
  • Revenue - $800 million per year

Second Life

  • Type – Virtual Online World
  • Created – 2003
  • Usage – 88,200 member “inworld” (1st qtr. 2009)
  • Hours Logged - 28,274,505 hours = over 3000 years!

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