Consumer magazine Which? has rated the various social networking forums and has rated Bebo the highest for social networking features beating rival Facebook and has praised Bebo’s privacy features that enable users to control who can see them and their personal details.
Facebook lost marks for the less intuitive tools that allow personal user security restrictions , whilst Yahoo groups achieved the lowest score in an overall assessment that considered ease of use, performance and functions that each site offered.
Britain And Social Networking
Britain has more people hooked on social networking sites than anywhere else in Europe with 6.5 million people in the UK signed up to Facebook and with around 40% of Internet enabled Brits using some form of social networking site.
With more and more employers Googling potential employees names in order to investigate their social networking footprint a using some of that information when making hiring and firing decisions accordingly, the desire to restrict who can and cannot see a large ammount of your personal thoughts and details may well increase though it’s too late for the unrestricted data that’s already out there. Some of that information may outlive its authors.