Five potential Facebook killers
And three sites crushed by Facebook that are hoping for a rebirth
By Julie Sartain | Network World US | Published: 16:00, 12 July 2011
The social networking scene is constantly in flux. Facebook is at the top of the heap right now, but challengers are springing up all the time, hoping to ride the next big wave into a lucrative IPO. Here are five social media sites that are creating a buzz.
IMVU: 3D swap meet
IMVU is an online social entertainment network for members to meet new friends, to chat, join groups, share interests and play games. Membership and participation is free, and the site provides each new member 1,000 promotional credits of virtual currency to get started. Members earn more promotional credits by participating in other experiences.