I have read on Smedio that it took radio 38 years to attract its first 50 million users, and TV 13 years to build up an audience of the same size.
Facebook, on the other hand, reached that critical mass in just six months.
Anyway, today I received two invitations, from two different people, to join them on Google +.
For those who don't know, Google + is Google's answer to Facebook, and a somewhat belated effort to enter the social media race.
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2011 seems to be the year of social media, and the proliferation of social networks is truly mindboggling.
The king or queen of the social media, Facebook now has 34 million users in India, and that number is growing all the time.
It is almost like a little Internet in itself, with its own economy and ecosystem.
If you have a smartphone you should have a look at Foursquare, which allows you to find likeminded people in realspace (for example, a cafe, a train), realtime (ie now), all around you. It is the closest thing to a universal Gaydar that I have yet encountered, a Gaydar for straights (if only I had the guts to use it that way!
) More on Foursquare later, because I am sure it is a revolution in the making!
Given Facebook's huge lead and user base, some might say this is a futile venture.
Nonetheless, Google has spent a lot of time and resources investigating the science of friendship and relationships.