In about two weeks time there will be an alternative to Facebook for those who enjoy social networking.
Called 'Diaspora' it has been developed by 4 American students at a cost of £140,000. Hardly a fortune by today's software development standards, but according to its developers it's ready to face the world, and will be launched on 15th September.
The software will be open source, so anyone can modify it. Social networking is here to stay, and Diaspora might just appeal to the army of people who instinctively dislike anything that becomes big and successful.
Fifty million users after three years would be doing very nicely, thank you. I have no idea how you arrived at your figure, but I imagine that it was guesswork. Personally I would be surprised if it was as high as 10%, but that's also guesswork.