While YouTube is red hot with growth, it's still no MySpace. There are now more people signed up for MySpace than the entire population of the U.S. in 1900. Is MySpace an updated version of Teddy Roosevelt's "speak softly and carry a big stick"? It sure has one big stick(y) site. Only, MySpace's presence sure is LOUD. Today, it's community of excessive noise is larger than the 3 most populous states in in the U.S. right now -- New York, California and Texas (courtesy of PC magazine, MySpace and the U.S. census). It's the new digital "bully pulpit".
12 million hits every day, nearly 30 page views per visit, a 76% market share of social networking sites (according to Hitwise)..., and, in June, 17% of all online ad impressions. And still growing.
It's no wonder Rupert Murdoch saw the potential economic power of MySpace. Just wait until he turns those one-thousandth of a penny impressions into dollar impressions.
PC magazine here
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Tuesday, July 18, 2006,