Following on from our recent post that Bebo is to either be sold or closed down by owners, AOL, it is to be expected that users are now worried as to what will happen to the content that they uploaded? Some of this includes photos, videos and personal information.
Sarah Gavin, a spokeswoman for Bebo said that it is still too early to say what will happen to this content if the social network site is shut down. It is not known if they will be able to retrieve the content or if it will be lost forever.
AOL are doing all they can to find someone interested in purchasing Bebo from them, this cannot be done until a complete strategic evaluation is done – this will be completed by the end of May.
According to Claire McEntee who writes on stuff.co.nz, Bebo only had 12.8 million unique visitors in February, compare that to Facebook’s 426 million users. This shows you just how small Bebo looks when compared to the most popular social network site in the world.
Bebo’s popularity has been declining steadily month-on-month, so the news that AOL were to sell up or close the service down did not come as a surprise. This is something that happens to the best of them, MySpace used to be a powerhouse in this market, but look how they have fallen.
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