bebo is best

beboBebo, the popular social networking site, has been named the best performing social networking forum by experts who praised its efforts to enhance security and protect users from data theft and unwanted visitors.

Computing Which? magazine said the site had scored highly for encouraging “responsible networking” by enabling users to easily restrict who can see their information and block unwanted “friends”.

Bebo, also praised for giving users plenty of advice on security risks, beat its main rival Facebook, which received an overall score of 74 per cent compared to Bebo’s 79 per cent.

The magazine praised Facebook’s simple interface which makes it easy to navigate. But it warned that the site had been marked down because its security settings could be confusing. “Our expert felt it was confusing to find out and change who can see what about you,” it said. “Plus, it wasn’t easy to find out how to permanently delete our account.”

Yahoo! Groups received the lowest overall score of the 10 internet sites judged by the magazine. It scored 59 per cent, with Computing Which? describing the site as less sophisticated than some of its rivals. “Yahoo! Groups lacks many of the features people often associate with social networking groups,” it said.

via The Independent