Jan 23 - Facebook now twice as big as MySpace? Oh boy

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Facebook now twice as big as MySpace? Oh boy

Posted by Caroline McCarthy
January 23, 2009 5:30 AM PST

The blogosphere's love affair with Facebook-MySpace traffic wars just won't stop.

On Thursday, TechCrunch posted new statistics from ComScore that show Facebook now pulling in nearly twice as many unique visitors worldwide as its News Corp.-owned competitor.

About 222 million people visited Facebook worldwide in December (keep in mind that the social network pegs its active user count somewhere just north of 150 million these days) versus 125 million people for MySpace.

This comes less than two weeks after other ComScore statistics indicated that not only was MySpace still bigger in the U.S., it was way ahead in page-view count and time spent on the site.

But worldwide, the new ComScore numbers indicate that Facebook has a bigger edge on page views.

I have a headache now.

MySpace offered a statement in response, and it's not denying that it's been eclipsed in traffic:

We are laser focused on building a sustainable global business which we measure by profits and revenue--not just eyeballs. In a tough economic climate, our international revenue is up 30 percent year over year and we continue to focus on those markets with the strong monetization opportunities.

Additionally, MySpace continues to dominate the U.S. market--where the bulk of online advertising revenues reside--both in terms of monetization and user engagement with more than 76 million unique users and a 40 percent spike in engagement year over year.

MySpace does have a point. With News Corp.'s media muscle behind it, not to mention a stronger foothold in the U.S. and a willingness to use splashier advertisements (i.e. "wrapping" the homepage), it's not too hard to see that MySpace probably still has a notable edge in the advertising race.

88 comments for "Jan 23 - Facebook now twice as big as MySpace? Oh boy"

 01-23-2009, 12:21 PM         #2
dolla101 
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havent used myspace in 4eva
 9 years ago '04        #3
syxx2001 
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I dont even fu*k with Myspace no more, I dunno why...maybe its cause of all of the ads and sh*t, or cause Facebook has everything for you on the main page and you dont have to look for sh*t.
 9 years ago '07        #4
Donaldsjuan 
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R.I.P myspace... too much spam
 01-23-2009, 12:34 PM         #5
HeavenlySword 
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myspace >>>>> plainbook
 9 years ago '04        #6
SeanP 1 heat pts
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<T-Pain voice> "I can't believe it!"
 9 years ago '06        #7
CoNNECTICUT 
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cuz myspace is all spam and fake profiles now a days, facebook is like a online yearbook - I know everyone that I am friends with, not like myspace.

Myspace is great if your trying to promote yourself
 9 years ago '04        #8
mims820 3 heat pts
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I know VP's, doctors, nurses....all on facebook....



Facebook>>>>>>>>>>>>PediSpace
 01-23-2009, 01:14 PM         #9
r a n c i d 
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My Mums on facebook. fu*k facebook.
 01-23-2009, 01:18 PM         #10
Bust1 
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the messanger feature on facebook is way more user friendly than myspace's messanger or inbox
 9 years ago '05        #11
ReppinDaBurghh 55 heat pts55
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I just started using facebook like a week ago and havnt touched my myspace since. Already have 3 times the amount of friends on facebook then I did on myspace. And they are all people I actually know, like dude said. No random fu*ks.
 9 years ago '04        #12
GoSensGo 13 heat pts13
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Glad to hear this..

(OLD) FB >
 9 years ago '07        #13
Antbone 
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yeah i got like a thousand friends on myspace and only know like 30 of em....

on facebook i know EVERYONE I"M FRIENDS WITH

facebook>>myspace>>>tagged
 9 years ago '08        #14
UnkleLuc_ 3 heat pts
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i use both

i still like myspazz better
 9 years ago '04        #15
~G~ 
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lol nobody uses MySpace.. but Facebook is pretty gay too :(
 9 years ago '06        #16
Manny05 1 heat pts
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meh..facebook is alright..
i hate the fact that ANY fu*king edit on your profile is viewable by everyone on facebook..sh*t
in 5 seconds everyone knew i was single..like wtf..
all of my friends are like what happen? im like ?!! yea you're single right? wtf how you know?
facebook...
 9 years ago '04        #17
JBeezy 1 heat pts
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^^^Pretty sure you can go to your profile and delete it from the news feed.
 9 years ago '06        #18
NCAT_Boi 1 heat pts
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I deactivated my Facebook sh*t...sometimes you find yourself too wrapped in other folks life...I seem to find out about the most fu*ked up situations via Facebook. For instance this chick I was trying to get at never let me know she had a dude, and I was talking to her for the longest, trying to feel her out...I log on one day see the status message and she's knocked up.
 9 years ago '06        #19
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yall act like you don't got to add the people to your friends list. u got a 1000 friends cause u accepted a thousand friends
 9 years ago '07        #20
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i still got my myspace but i rarely use it...i jus check up on old broads that try to get at me, its starting to turn into Blackplanet and its full of little kids...
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