Orange offering free social networking
In the first of its kind in the UK, Orange are now offering free access to social networks (Facebook and MySpace mentioned by name) as part of their tariff pricing.
Woah….now Vodafone are selling Unlimited Internet add-ons saying that you can get unlimited Facebook access. (can you tell I am watching big brother?!)
I this kind of move the trigger to take social networking truly mobile? Let’s check out some of the figures:
A significant beginning (US):
32% of MySpace users upload content taken on a mobile phone
11% Windows Live Spaces
In the UK:
18% Windows Live Space
9% You Tube
69% of those users submitting content to social network via mobile are aged 15-17 (US)
9% of UK mobile social networkers are 15-17 compared 5% of the total population
Bebo – a pot of mobile gold?
40% of mobile social networkers (aged 15-17) use Bebo compared to MySpace (28%) and windows Live spaces (27%)
(stats courtesy of Telephia)