The digital year in review

This article discusses the most influential digital trends of 2008. The first of these is the continued rise of Facebook and other social networking sites such as MySpace.

The digital year in review

Dan Calladine

What digital trends will 2008 be remembered for? Below is my list of the five most influential.

1) Facebook and social networks

Firstly, 2008 was the year Facebook overtook MySpace as the world’s most popular social network, with 181 million global users compared to MySpace’s 121 million, according to October 2008 data from comScore.

Facebook’s total global users increased 85% between December 2007 and October 2008, with significant expansion outside the English-speaking markets that have been the traditional drivers of Facebook’s growth.

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