Ups & Downs of Social Networking

Some interesting stats on the BBC website - read on for more. Facebook continues to grow apace (globally), whilst Twitter, Orkut and LinkedIn have slower growth. Not surprised to hear that MySpace and Bebo are dropping and that FriendsReunited is pretty much negligible, bit more surprised by Flickr - maybe it's the fact you have to have a Yahoo account, that put me off originally! Thanks to @outtherehq for the tip-off.

Orkut

"orkut is an online community designed to make your social life more active and stimulating. orkut's social network can help you maintain existing relationships with pictures and messages and establish new ones by reaching out to people that you have never met before. orkut makes it easy to find people who share your hobbies and interests, look for romantic connections or establish new business contacts. You can also create and join a wide variety of…