Bebo was today named as the best social-networking site, beating off rivals Facebook and MySpace.

Computing Which today published an independent test assessing the 10 most popular social networking sites. Which judged the sites on range of features, ease of set up and use and privacy and security.

Bebo (79 percent) and Facebook (74 percent) came top of the test. Each was rated as easier to use and better for socialising than MySpace. Significantly Bebo - which is aimed at kids - gets points from Which for responsible networking.

Also popular with youngsters, MySpace scored a disappointing 67 percent.

Abigail Waraker, the editor of Computing Which, said: "Social networking sites are growing in popularity and, as the success of Bebo in our test shows, sites like MySpace and Facebook can't rest on their laurels if they want to stay in the game.

"It's also encouraging to see that no matter what age you are or what interests you have, there is a social networking site out there for you."

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