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06-23-2008   #1 (permalink)
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PC Pro: News: Murdoch fumes as Facebook overtakes MySpace
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Facebook has overtaken rival social network MySpace for the first time - provoking an angry outburst from the man who paid $580m for MySpace only three years ago.

Facebook had 123m unique visitors in May, an increase of 162% on May 2007, according to the latest Comscore figures.

By contrast, MySpace drew 114.6m uniques, with visitors growing by only 5% since May 2007.

It's the first time Facebook has managed a significant lead over its chief rival, after the pair were almost level-pegging in Comscore's April figures.

The news hasn't gone down well with News Corp boss, Rupert Murdoch, whose company bought MySpace back in 2005. He claims Facebook has "done a great job of being flavour of the month the last six months of last year," but that Facebook isn't a real social network, claiming the site is "just a directory".

Murdoch has long been exasperated by the rise of Facebook. When asked last year whether sites such as MySpace were responsible for declining newspaper sales, he quipped: "I wish they were. They're all going to Facebook."

Whether Facebook can turn its success into profit is the big question. The privately-held company doesn't report financial figures, although Microsoft's 1.6% stake in the company valued it at $15 billion last year.

With $40 billion burning a hole in its pocket following the collapse of the Yahoo deal, Microsoft has been consistently linked with a takeover of Facebook, although CEO Steve Ballmer last week talked down the possibility of a deal. "People don't understand what they're talking about," he told The Financial Times. "At the end of the day, this is about the ad platform. This is not about just any one of the applications."
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ppffttt what do you expect?
theres tons of fakeass accounts spamming everyone on myspace
and ads galore
it's not even a network of people you know anymore if all it is is just ads everywhere
 
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Lol facebook FTW~?
 
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I just hate those communities in general. I've only got a MySpace account because my little brother got it. They're all pointless and I've quit every other community I've registered at. People kept sending me requests to join Facebook, Hi5, etc; etc; etc. so I joined just to shut 'em up, but I removed my accounts. Only reason I haven't done that at MySpace is I just can't be bothered.
 
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lol, at Murdoch getting agitated by his MySpace getting overtaken by Facebook.

I stay away from those sites, if possible.
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ROFLLS. owned.

Facebook > Myspace

Simplicity takes all. ;D And I have to agree with Phuccie, about Myspace having those stupid fake accounts that spams stupid ads >_> so lame <3 And sometimes people have the most annoying-ist layout on Myspace....
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What do you expect? MySpace is unorganized, known for having pedos and stalkers, and spam and ad infested. Also, you can get bugs/virus from them? @__@
 
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MySpace = 90% Emo, 10% Pedo

Facebook = 90% People with Lives, 10% Looking for Lives


Facebook wins.
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I made a myspace account so that I could do a report about it, but I never used it. I also tentatively made a facebook account to keep in touch with high school buddies. Facebook is mainly my quote-book and photo-album, lol.

Oh, and the graffiti wall is love. Some people can do some amazing things with that small program.
 
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LOL! good to hear that! Though I still prefer myspace.. Its a good thing that Facebook is on top of Myspace now, cause I just got my myspace account deleted @.@ Why? because of my age @.@ 89 years old ftw?

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MySpace = 90% Emo, 10% Pedo

Facebook = 90% People with Lives, 10% Looking for Lives


Facebook wins.
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actually i think it's
60% emo, 10% pedo, and 30% people who don't really exist
but anyway, most people on facebook are either in college, graduated from college, or planning to go to college

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