Every day millions of people use social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace to connect with old friends and find new ones. These types of sites can also make dieters more successful.
A recent survey by Nielsen Online found that one in 11 minutes spent online around the world is devoted to social networking and blogging sites. Facebook has nearly 109 million users, while another 81 million call MySpace home. Newer sites like, Twitter and Linkedin, are also home to more than 15 million people and the numbers are growing everyday. Blogs also offer another great way for people to find information and support without having to get in your car and go to a meeting, she said.