Facebook overtakes MySpace in the US

Jun 18, 2009 | Uncategorized

Facebook has finally overtaken MySpace in the US according to new research from comScore, writes eMarketer. According to the metrics firm, Facebook received 70,278,000 unique visitors in the US during May this year, a 97% increase on May 2008. Unique visitors to MySpace fell 5% during the same period to 70,255,000. Previously comScore had predicted […]

Facebook has finally overtaken MySpace in the US according to new research from comScore, writes eMarketer. According to the metrics firm, Facebook received 70,278,000 unique visitors in the US during May this year, a 97% increase on May 2008. Unique visitors to MySpace fell 5% during the same period to 70,255,000. Previously comScore had predicted that it would take until 2010 for Facebook to overcome its rival.
Further evidence of Facebook’s current dominance was also seen in the site’s roll-out of personalised URLs. Over 3 million users logged on in the first 12 hours to register their chosen suffixes which now replace numerical identifiers for the first time.
In the UK, Facebook had further reason to celebrate this month as comScore also revealed that the site had overtaken Yahoo! during April to become the third most visited website, with 23.4m users.
From eMarketer: http://www.emarketer.com, 18/06/2009
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