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July 10, 2007



I agree

sites like facebook myspace make it very convenient for users to have the best of both worlds.

Some blog pages are already starting to adapt started their own social network built around their popular blog.

Blogs are dying, Long live social networking


I started a social networking site in Feb called and already have been approached by investors. I signed a deal with to build the site for me, Site is in Beta right now and it will launch soon. I believe the social media market will reach to 25 billion by 2011. Myspace recent value of 12 billion is too low, I believe the site value will be 25 billion in 24 month.

Tomi T Ahonen

Hi Gina and John

Great to hear from you. Wonderful energy and excitement. John, good luck with schoolplaybook and do keep us informed how your venture proceeds.

Tomi Ahonen :-)

J Perez

Check this Great Social Networking Site

BizToo is a social networking site for entrepreneurs worldwide. BizToo is an online community that lets you meet new business contacts. It's also an online business marketplace and social business networking site where you can ask and get business advice form global entrepreneurs. Also BizToo helps business reach new frontiers by increasing Social networks

Graeme Thickins

This is an awesome post -- thanks, Tomi. I'm definitely going to email you for that sample chapter of your book.

Re: that BizToo site mentioned in the previous comment, another site for entrepreneurs that launched recently where I'm based (Minneapolis) is pretty interesting: (I have no connection to it.)

Dan G

Hey i really enjoyed the post! Very informative. Wondering if anyone new how much a Social Network Site makes per AD (roughly) any information on the matter would be awesome! Thanks

Dan G

Hey i really enjoyed the post! Very informative. Wondering if anyone new how much a Social Network Site makes per AD (roughly) any information on the matter would be awesome! Thanks

Online Community

Online Community sites will have a place as long as the internet has palace in society. People will always use social networking tools to find new friends keep in touch with current friends and express themselves. That is why we created a new Social Networking website This Social Networking sites is for 18+ only Social Networking website.

Tomi T Ahonen

Hi J Perez, Graeme, Dan, Online Community, Business Plan

Thank you all for the commments. Will respond to each individually as per usual on our blog

J Perez - thanks for mentioning Biz Too

Graeme - thanks. I hope you received the chapter, if not, please write me back, I have had some PC problems recently, should be all ok now

Dan G - good question, and I would say - irrelevant point haha, sorry... the 'immature' mobile social networks depend heavily on advertising, so they will tend to get a reasonable amount, but the moment they learn that there are 4 other ways to make money, then their revenue explodes and advertising becomes just one revenue stream, and in essentially all cases, a trivially small one.. Don't focus on ads for this opportunity, its a bonus income stream and if done with engagement marketing and user-co-created ad princples, can be good, but is not the basis of the business. Its like hte movies, yes they show ads, nut make their money with the box office income of movie-goers paying to see the movies...

Online - haha, yeah, I agree. And thanks for mentioning your community sociallive

Business Plan - thanks!

Tomi Ahonen :-)

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