Saturday, March 17, 2007

Hitwise, Myspace leads the Social networking pack

I found the following news bits by reading and following an article on tech.blorge.com. It seems to interesting statistics as it shows that the Social networking is growing and some relatively unknown social networking sites are showing the largest growth.

The Top Five
1 Myspace www.myspace.com 80.74%

2 Facebook www.facebook.com 10.32%

3 Bebo www.bebo.com 1.18%

4 BlackPlanet www.blackplanet.com 0.88%

5 Xanga www.xanga.com 0.87

According to Hitwise, the world's leading online competitive intelligence service, the market share of Internet visits to the top 20 social networking websites grew by 11.5 percent from January to February 2007, to account for 6.5 percent of all Internet visits in February 2007.

Websites that showed the largest increases in market share of visits were Buzznet, up 148.4 percent and iMeem, up 145.7 percent from January to February 2007. Other fast growing websites included Hoverspot (up 19.6 percent) and Bebo (up 17.8 percent). Category leaders MySpace and Facebook also grew from January to February, with visits increasing 10.2 and 9.1 percent respectively.

Top 20 Social Networking sites ranked
Where I found the news,Tech.blorge.com article

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