According to the latest custom report of Nielsen Online, MySpace and Blogger.com are still the leading social networking site and blogging platform, respectively.
However, Facebook remains one of the fastest growing social networking sites with 89% growth compared to the same month last year. The number of visitors also increased from 19.5 million in October to 22 million this month. In fact, Facebook has outpaced MySpace this month in terms of Alexa ranking.
Unfortunately, the sites Classmates Online, AOL Hometown, Reunion.com, AOL Community continue to decline at different paces.
This scenario is similar with blogging platforms. Blogger.com is the undisputed leader with 49% growth but visitors was down from 34.1 million last month to 33.6 million this month.
The challenger, WordPRess, is the talk of the town with its impressive 310% growth, the fastest in the industry. More importantly, it has retained the number 2 spot for the 2nd month now.
The declining Six Apart managed to grow by 22% to stay on the 3rd spot. Will its decision to open source help improve its performance?
Originally posted on December 17, 2007 @ 7:44 am