I am having discussions with a couple of clients at the moment with regards to social networking sites, and which one is best for a corporate page. Of course they could do both, but they want to focus on one to start with and do it properly.
So any ideas which is better - MySpace or Facebook?
Facebook is more popular when it comes to corporate pages sharing photos, announcements, etc......but for actual recruiting/sourcing purposes I am a big fan of myspace and believe that it will eventually surpass facebook. There are hundreds of groups on myspace and I have recruited and networked with more folks from there than I have with facebook.
I definitely agree that it depends on the types of candidates that you're seeking. The average age of a Facebook user is 25 and the average age of a MySpace user is 35. If you have to choose one, and there may be no reason why you have to put all of your eggs in one basket, then use Facebook to recruit Gen Y and MySpace to recruit Gen X.
I have a question for you folks that are using MySpace.... are you building a "Corporate Page" as Andy mentioned in his post? Please leave some links on my comment wall.... or here.... I'd like to see your tactics. I put up a page a while back and got bumped off the network without warning. I decided to then, actually read the terms of service... which prohibit advertising. I was not spamming anyone.. just joined a bunch of groups... next thing I know, my page was taken down. I'd like to know how to capitalize on their network. Thanks! Jim