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Facebook Doubles, MySpace Visitors Down in November

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The top social networking sites by unique visitors.

Facebook saw the number of U.S. visitors more than double in November 2009 compared to the same month in 2008. The social network had 102.8 million unique visitors in November 2009, making it the largest social network, according to comScore data.

In contrast , the second biggest social network, MySpace, posted a drop in visitors. It had 63.6 million unique visitors in November 2009, down by 16 percent compared to November 2008.

Unique visitors to Twitter soared to 19.4 million during November 2009, an increase of 17.9 million visitors or 1,222 percent compared to the same month in 2008.

Top Social Networking Sites by Unique Visitors, U.S.
Property November 2008
(000)
November 2009
(000)
Change (%)
Total Internet audience 190,775 201,139 5
Social networking audience 134,294 163,732 22
Facebook.com 50,511 102,856 104
MySpace sites 75,346 63,652 -16
LinkedIn.com 5,895 N/A N/A
Twitter.com 1,466 19,379 1,222
Digg N/A N/A N/A
Betawave social sites 3,456 13,200 282
Classmates.com sites 15,386 12,625 -18
Windows Live Profile N/A 11,989 N/A
Buzz Media 9,028 9,955 10
MyLife.com sites N/A 8,942 N/A
DeviantArt.com 4,919 8,430 71
Ning.com 3,720 N/A N/A
Bebo 5,494 5,621 2
Yahoo Buzz 7,123 4,692 -34
Hi5.com 4,063 4,483 10
SodaHead.com 1,791 4,199 134
Helium.com 1,109 2,682 142
Windows Live People N/A 2,290 N/A
CaringBridge.org 2,055 2,113 3
Friendster.com 1,662 1,982 19
Xomba.com 1,289 1,976 53
AOL Community 9,540 1,976 -79
Startups.com Network 895 1,730 93
GroupRecipes.com 966 1,714 77
SlideShare.net 436 1,588 264
Source: comScore, 2009

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