Social Networking Comparisons

Quick observation.  I have a profile up on a number of the social networking sites.  The only two that I really use are MySpace and Facebook.  I was late to the game in getting a Facebook profile, and only did so after prodding from my friend Sean Parker.  But some interesting behavior has emerged.

I've read a number of articles that compare the two sites.  The general media consensus that I've read is that MySpace skews younger and more "blue collar" (whatever that means in the context of Internet-connected citizens participating in social networking).  Facebook seems to skew "older" and more "classy".

But my experience is different.  I wouldn't say that there is all that much class or age difference between my MySpace friends and my Facebook friends.  But there also isn't much overlap.  For whatever reason, not intentional, my MySpace profile is pretty much just my social peer group (and is locked down accordingly).  Facebook, on the other hand, seems to be my business/professional network.  Not exclusively, but it seems to skew more along the lines of LinkedIn for me.

I'm not sure why this divergence occurred.  It wasn't intentional.  Just something I noticed this morning while checking both of my pages.