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Facebook Crushes MySpace, Twitter in July August 16, 2009

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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Increasing its unique visitor count by more than 10 million in one month, Facebook dominated social networking rivals MySpace and Twitter in July, according to new data from ComScore.

Facebook generated a whopping 87.7 million unique visitors in July, an increase of about 14 percent from the 77 million it posted in June. Top rival MySpace saw its unique visitor count fall by about 168,000 during the same period, dropping from 68.4 million in June to 68.3 million in July, according to data ComScore shared with us today.

Some industry observers continue to view Twitter — an open social network that limits users to posts of 140 characters or less — as the top threat to Facebook. But Twitter’s traffic represents less than one quarter of Facebook’s count, with the micro-blogging site drawing 21.2 million unique visitors in July, up from 20.1 million in June.

But Twitter’s 1.1 million new unique visitors in July is impressive. The site, which was created in 2006, has posted huge traffic gains in the last year, building its unique visitor count up from 783,000 in July 2008.
Fox Interactive Media’s MySpace was once the dominant social networking site, but it peaked at 76.3 million unique visitors in October 2008. Visits to MySpace have steadily decreased since then.

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