This just in from web analytics firm Hitwise. Social network MySpace continues to see the most U.S. traffic — 72.73 percent share of the social networking market — but that’s a slight drop from its April traffic and a five percent drop from the previous May.
Meanwhile, the only other significantly large social network in the U.S., Facebook, grew 42 percent this May over last, seemingly at MySpace’s expense. See graph below for more. As I recently argued, Facebook’s advantage appears to be that it captures real-world relationships in a way that its rivals don’t, at least not as much. This may account for its increasing market share, although proving such causal relationships has yet to be done.
Aside: MyYearbook, a high school social network, keeps growing fast, even though it’s far, far smaller than either of its rivals.
VentureBeatVentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
- up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
- our newsletters
- gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
- networking features, and more