WhoseSpace? Facebook Rules the Social-Networking Roost
Maybe it's a trend issue, maybe it's all about page appearance and usability. Maybe tastes have fundamentally changed. Whatever the cause, Facebook is now more popular than MySpace, with over 15 million more unique pageviews per month than its rival.
Facebook had more than 132 million unique visitors to the website in June 2008, an increase of 153 per cent over the previous June, when 52 million users visited the site, according to the latest figures from comScore Media Metrix published this week.
On the other hand, visitors to News Corp.-owned MySpace, long the leading social network, are relatively static, growing just three per cent from 114 million to 117 million in the last year.
Facebook overtook MySpace worldwide in April, comScore reported.
Social networking sites — where users post profiles of themselves and share information with other users — have grown in popularity as more and more users connect to them. ComScore said that trend has continued, with overall participation in social networks growing 25 per cent worldwide.