Monthly Archives: August 2007

MySpace vs Facebook – a class divide

The UK Guardian reports that in the US (Facebook v MySpace – a class divide | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited: ) “Social networking websites MySpace and Facebook are increasingly splitting along class lines, according to a US academic.”

Facebook users

“tend to come from families who emphasise education and going to college. They are primarily white, but not exclusively”.

MySpace, meanwhile,

“is still home for Latino and Hispanic teens, immigrant teens” as well as “other kids who didn’t play into the dominant high school popularity paradigm”.

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