28 August 2008

Facebook vs. MySpace vs. Orkut vs. Hi5 vs. LinkedIn

This time, we have a contest between social-networking websites:

Scale is based on the average worldwide traffic of facebook in all years.
myspace 2.05
facebook 1.00
orkut 0.60
hi5 0.50
linkedin 0

First of all, mid-2004 is when the first, Orkut, appeared. However, the phenomenon really took off with MySpace which grew very fast in Google-popularity only to be overtaken by Facebook earlier this year. Notice how Hi5 likewise overtook Orkut last January. I am quite surprised at the insignificance of LinkedIn. For a more detailed and complete overview of social-networking sites around the world, see the Royal blog.

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