Social Networking Soars

Uncategorized Posted May 14, 2006 by metropolis

Traffic to the top 10 social networking sites in April collectively grew 47% from the same time in 2005, reaching a total of 68.8 million unique visitors, or 45% of active web users in the U.S., according to Nielsen//NetRatings. (Why two slashes? I don’t get it.)

The Oscar winners of social networking:

MySpace – 38.4 million visitors, up a whopping 367% year over year
Blogger – 18.5, up 80% (The tool used to create this blog – so we’re in good company)
Classmates Online – 12.8, up 10% (Babyboomers go nostalgic)
YoTube – 12.5, N/A
MSN Groups – 10.6, down 14%
AOL Hometown – 9.6, down 15% (ouch)
Yahoo! Groups – 9.1, up 11%
MSN Spaces – 7.1, up 286% (Don’t ask me how this is different from MSN Groups)
Six Apart TypePad – 6.7, up 32%
Xanga.com – 6.6, up 27%