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Fastest-Growing Social Networking Sites

Oct 29, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Nielsen Online found that some of the biggest social networking sites also were some of the fastest-growing during September. Facebook and LinkedIn appear to be growing by incorporating older users and their work lives. Another fast-growing site is Reunion.com, which is popular among visitors 55 to 64 years old. A list of the fastest-growing social networking sites follows.



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Rank Site September 2007 Unique Audience (000) September 2008 Unique Audience (000) % Growth
1 Twitter 533* 2,359 343%
2 Tagged.com 898 3,857 330%
3 Ning 842 2,955* 251%
4 LinkedIn 4,075 11,924 193%
5 Last.fm 850 1,879 121%
6 Facebook 18,090 39,003 116%
7 MyYearbook 1,422 3,056 115%
8 Bebo 1,299 2,418 86%
9 Multiply 592 941 59%
10 Reunion.com 4,845 7,601 57%
         
Source: The Nielsen Co., Custom Analysis
*Note: These Web sites do not meet minimum sample size
standards. Projected and average measures for these sites may exhibit large
changes month-to-month as a result.


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