Plummeting Bebo Being Sold or Closed Down by AOL

It has recently been revealed that America Online are contemplating selling or closing down their social networking site Bebo, AOL brought Bebo back in early 2008 for $850 million.

It is thought that AOL are currently weighing up their options as they are at a crossroads, they can either admit defeat and cut their losses, or invest time and money to help Bebo compete with sites such as Facebook, Friendster and MySpace.

It is looking increasingly bad for Bebo as AOL recently stated that they are “not in a position at this time to further fund and support Bebo in pursuing a turnaround in social networking”.

Apparently in February this year Bebo apparently had just 12.8 million unique visitors, which is nothing compared to the 462 million unique visitors that Facebook saw.

This news is not too shocking to be honest as Bebo seems to have been on its way out for a long time now, I remember the days where I preferred Bebo to Facebook, how times change.

Do you think AOL should re-invest in Bebo?

Source: MSNBC

  • SHAYE

    dont shut bebo down !!

  • YOMAMA

    Dont cloossee bebo down eh iits waae beeter thaan FACEBOOK DUUR!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ASHLEYq

    i think bebo shouldnt be shut dwn :( its a secound life for most people . ilove my bebo page its away to stay in touch with the out side world :/ but all good things come to an end :/ what ever happens,happens :)

  • jim

    alot ov people stil prefer bebo! itz more simple dn otha websites
    it helps us stay in contact with family over seas. .

    bebo is stil 1 ov a kind. .facebook is boring!

  • Autumn-Rose Cribb

    in my opinion i think that closinq down bebo woukld be a biq loss to not only me but a wider range of people around the world as i find it alot more easier &d more social wise to use with its emoticons &d skins . So please dont SHUT DOWN BEBO

  • vakaola

    please don't close bebo, we love bebo and easy to use by kids.

  • Brendon

    bebo is the best, please reinvest because i love bebo

  • Loi29

    Hmmmm i reckon that people are changing over to facebook because it has a faster communication system than bebo? where as you wouldn't have to refresh the page to get the new messages and chats pretty awesome too and fast it's like facebook connected with msn but in a more fancier way, i also preferred that bebo should just go back to the simple setting it was much better than it is now and for a minute it looked as if it were going to in the same direction as myspace? well thats my theory anywho don't shut bebo down thats where i store all of my photos awesome site for it too aww and active uploader needs an upgrade lol…..its a bit slow these days but other than that bebo is good……!

  • Isla

    whats friendster, i have never heard of it and niether has anyone i know so it cant be doing that well:s

  • sarah

    BEBO !!!!!! DONT GO :( :( Your my life :)

  • nazz

    DELETE BEBO PLEASE, its time for a change.

  • Sara

    ihave mixed feelings about this. I prefer facebook to bebo. But it would be a shame to see bebo go. Ihave a bebo , but dont logon no where near as much as i do my facebook. Ijust feel ive put alot of effort into my profile over the last few years and find it quite irritating if it were to be taken. Ialso keep in contact with friends and family who are not on facebook through bebo. In saying that , im over using bebo. Ijust feel its a little kids site compared to facebook !
    TEAM FACEBOOK (:

  • fusi

    im very interesting in bebo than facebook

  • Cass

    12.8 million compared to facebooks 462 million. that says it all just shut it down, reinvesting money on bebo will be a waste of good money.

  • King

    haha bebo's days are over get on the facebook buzz people it's hella better than this bebo garbage.
    zynga stopped updating their apps on bebo a long time ago and they wont start now, its really not worth it.

  • Liam

    There's no point begging them to keep bebo, if it's not getting as much traffic than other social networking sites then there really is no point in keeping it on the internet any longer. People are saying Facebook is confusing and Bebo is better to connect, well not really. Not at all in fact. Facebook is so much more efficient and easier to find people.

  • Aaron

    bebo cant close down it is gone a bit boring but it would still be missed.
    it just needs compeat with facebook and bring out something on bebo that facebook doesnt have. it just needs to be made more exciten thats all

  • Polly

    Bebo take no notce whatsoever of abuse reports while facebook has treated the same complaints seriously. I hope they do close down and the sooner the better.

  • Anna

    i it atchually closing down??so many memories are on it and from it..dont close it down:( even though many of my friends are now on facebook i hav no fkin clue how ta use it lol an bebo i way safer an i love it lol…j

  • DJ Assasin

    Bebo closing down has been a while coming, even back in its hey day It was never and I mean never a match on facebook. It was only ever popular with the people of the UK & Ireland, and even they are now moving over to Facebook. All thats on bebo nowadays is all the adandoned PCDJ pages/bands/groups that DJ Rankin n others created a few years back and that trend died a couple of years back as well. Like mixstreet, Bebo has had it's day and the best thing that AOL can do is put the final nail in the coffin.

  • Wayne Smith

    Doesn't surprise me what AOHELL does anymore, they could have owned it all, but instead they continue to step on there d's and make bad management calls. I found an AOL customer this week, still paying $29.95 a month for it and he has had a DSL network connection for 3 years.

  • David

    I remember when I loved Bebo 2 myspace nd facebook.I can even make bebo skins which took months to figure out.I will still keep my original profile always.Kep bebo cuz i luv to check on it every now nd then