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Facebook Users Are Richer Than MySpace Users, Study Finds

We can hear the schoolyard taunts already: "You're so poor, you can't even afford to use Facebook!" Strangely enough, this statement might be pretty close to the truth. According to Computer World, a Nielsen study found that more affluent people use Facebook, while less affluent users are on MySpace. In the study, users of seven social networking sites were split into three groups based on affluence. The results showed that the richest group was 25-percent more likely to use Facebook than the least rich group. On the other hand, the least rich group was 37-percent more likely to use MySpace than the richest group.

Could it be because more middle-aged people, who might have steady jobs, are flocking to Facebook? Quite possibly. According to ReadWriteWeb, the study also found that Facebook users are more likely to use business networking site LinkedIn. Just because you have a MySpace profile doesn't mean you're bound for destitution. After all, if Tila Tequila used the site to climb the social networking caste system, you can, too. [From: Computer World and ReadWriteWeb]

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