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Study Reveals MySpace User Base More Open Minded

According to new study released on Thursday, MySpace users usually tend to be more open minded than those who shy away from it.

The Pew Research report (opens in new tab), which brought this much needed, and sort of rare happy news for the site, was aimed at carrying out an in-depth analysis of “people's overall social networks and how use of these technologies is related to trust, tolerance, social support, and community and political engagement.”

MySpace, which at a certain point of time, used to be a bright star in the world of social-networking, is now going through a rather bleak phase of existence, which very few think it can ever get over.

The report portrayed Facebook as the fastest growing, as well as the dominating force amongst all social networking sites that included Linked In, Twitter, MySpace and many more.

MySpace still remains the second largest social network with almost 35 million visitors in the last month alone, but the number is steadily dropping, according to comScore (opens in new tab).

Also, highlighting how the social media phenomenon has spread its wing all across the globe at a very rapid pace, the Pew report stated, “The number of those using social networking sites has nearly doubled since 2008 and the population of SNS users has gotten older.”

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.