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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Social Network Stats

ComScore worldwide traffic stats for November 2008. Blogger still rules the roost with an estimated 222 million unique worldwide visitors in November (up 44 percent from November, 2007). Facebook is on pace to pass it soon with 200 million unique visitors (up 116 percent). (Note, though, that this is more than the 140 million active users Facebook itself reports—go figure). MySpace is pretty steady at 126 million uniques. Wordpress is a close fourth and gaining with 114 million (up 68 percent). And Windows Live Spaces is down 22 percent to 87 million uniques.

Below are additional stats from other sources.

150 million people around the world are now actively using Facebook and almost half of them are using Facebook every day. Facebook is used in more than 35 different languages and 170 countries and territories. Source: Mark Zuckerberg, Jan 7, 2009.

76 million members in MySpace US, with a U.S. growth rate of 0.8% per month Comscore via Techcrunch, Jan 13, 2009.

“The average MySpace user now spends 266 minutes (4.4 hours) on the site every month; a 5% increase over last month and a +31% increase year over year. MySpace says its users spend nearly 100 minutes more per visitor than the closest competitor.” Social Media Bible, Feb, 2009.

According to Compete, the growth rate for Twitter was 752%, for a total of 4.43 million unique visitors in December 2008, in the start of 2008, Twitter had only around 500,000 unique monthly visitors. Source: Mashable/Compete, Jan 9, 2009.

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