Top 10 Social Networking Websites for May 2010

As Facebook and YouTube continue to dominate more and more of our browsing time online in the US, we are seeing the slow death of Myspace month after month.

6 months ago I questioned if Twitter was in trouble? – Today it’s easy to see that the site has plateaued and is declining in growth amongst American Internet users.

Top 10 Social Networking Websites for May 2010
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9 Responses to “Top 10 Social Networking Websites for May 2010”

  1. Sarah says:

    I’m surprised to see Myspace even having that much of the traffic. It’s never one of the main icons you see on business pages, and I can’t remember the last time anyone directed me to their myspace page (except for bands).

  2. Roy says:

    Hey Sarah, Thanks for the comment. True, for business it’s difficult, as not many companies find a good fit with their core consumers and the Myspace user base.

  3. Danny Brown says:

    The trouble with these stats (not yours but Compete and similar) is that they only take into account Twitter’s own API. It’s hardly used by the majority. Instead, it’s via smartphones and third-party apps by the likes of Seesmic and Tweetdeck.

    Gather that information and you’d have a far different graph, at least for Twitter.

  4. Roy says:

    Thanks for the stopping by Danny. I agree that the majority of the stats taken by Compete and Hitwise do miss much of the true user base via 3rd party applications. Do you have any recommendations of where better data may exist?

  5. Danny Brown says:

    Hey there Roy,

    The ones that would probably have a better sense of numbers would probably be someone like Hubspot – they seem to have better access to the guys that can give the real figures?

  6. I ♥ Data says:

    Linkedin is not in the top 10?

  7. Roy says:

    Hubspot does have good data, indeed. Thanks for the reply Danny.

  8. Roy says:

    Hitwise does not include linkedin when compiling this data, if they were to they would fall inside the top 5 social networking sites.

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