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Myspace Eats Facebook’s Dust July 14, 2009

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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The gap between Facebook and MySpace is growing wider in the U.S.

In May, Facebook caught up to MySpace in number of unique U.S. visitors and surpassed its rival social network, albeit by a small margin. According to June data from comScore, MySpace was left choking on Facebook’s dust.

Facebook gained ground as it reached 77 million unique visitors for the month of June, rising from 70.28 million unique visitors in May. While, by comparison, MySpace lost traction dropping from 70.25 million unique visitors in May to 68.4 million unique visitors in June.

MySpace lost nearly 4 million unique visitors in June, compared to 700,000 unique visitors lost in May. MySpace’s international numbers were startling. For example, in India, where social networking is growing fast, Facebook had 6.4 million unique visitors in May, compared to 848,000 unique visitors to MySpace.

Although MySpace still generates more page views than Facebook, Facebook is catching up there as well. With 21.3 billion page views in June, this represents a 12 percent increase from May.

Facebook shows no signs of slowing down.

For more information on this social networking horse race:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/13/the-gap-grows-wider-myspace-eats-facebooks-dust-in-the-us/

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