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Social sites battle for new users

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    MySpace is running out of breath, while Bebo and Facebook are fast catching up. That's the message from the latest figures on social networking in Britain.
    MySpace has long been the leading site for young networkers who want to run their social lives online.

    But research firm Nielsen/NetRatings says May saw a drop in UK traffic to MySpace, while Bebo and Facebook continued to attract new users.

    Facebook, once largely confined to American colleges, has grown its audience by more than 500% in the last six months - making it more popular in Britain than in the US.

    Nielsen says 10% of UK internet users visited Facebook in May, compared to 9% of US online users.

    Alex Burmaster of Nielsen/NetRatings says: "If the April to May growth rates were to remain consistent, both Bebo and Facebook would catch MySpace in September this year."

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