Facebook has won the social networking wars. It did it a couple of years ago in fact, and there hasn't been anything to challenge it since. Google+ may cause a stir, but it's still a long way off from being even remotely in a position to get close to the social networking mammoth.That said, perhaps there's no shame in coming in second, LinkedIn, which has just grabbed the number two spot in the US from MySpace, which has been in a free-fall for a few years now, is probably very glad to get there.
According to the latest data from comScore, Facebook is, yes, still the largest social network in the US. With 160.8 million unique visitors in June, up from 157.2 million in May, Facebook is doing quite well. The company recently announced that it has 750 million monthly active users.
LinkedIn, which has seen a rise in traffic since its much talked about IPO, has gotten record numbers in June, 33.9 million visitors. That was enough to secure it the second spot, since MySpace lost even more users, going from 34.9 million in May to 33.5 million in the previous month.
Next up is Twitter, with 30.6 million unique visitors in June. That's an almost four million jump from the month before.
These are just the visitors to the site, there are plenty of people connecting via third-party applications or the official clients and those numbers are not counted by comScore.
Tumblr is also included in the report, for some reason, the blogging platform got 11.8 million unique visitors in the US last month, up from 10.7 previously.
It should be very interesting to see how Google+ does once it becomes available to the public. Already, there are likely hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, if not more, despite being less than two weeks old and having an invite system. [via TechCrunch]