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MySpace, the grand daddy of social is still wheezing along, comScore says. In fact it is bigger than Tumblr and Google Plus. Infact, people spend more time on MySpace, a dying platform than on Google Plus. Pinterest just cracked the top ten list!

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MySpace, the grand daddy of social services is still wheezing along, comScore says in its latest social media report. In fact it is bigger than Tumblr and Google Plus. I have no idea where (and why) MySpace is getting so much traffic – still. Infact, people spend more time on MySpace, a dying platform than on Google Plus says a lot about the latter. Compare the time spent on Google Plus and Facebook and realize that Google is climbing what is essentially the side of a glass building. Also, did you notice Pinterest just cracked the top ten list! As I said, Pinterest is hawt!

  1. What’s the time period for this report?

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    1. Sameer it is for the month of December 2011

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    2. Eliman Vega Monday, April 9, 2012

      My old MySpace page still looks better than any facebook page, even with Timeline. It’s not for social networking though… Twitter and Facebook have that niche. Who is it for then? Anyone who wants to make a great impression with a free, custom-designed page. It’s marketing done right. A great way to learn webpage design too.

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    Surprising, not so much the number of accounts there but the amount of time people still spend on MySpace.

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  3. nice stats, well if Google won’t think of something than it’s the Microsoft way for them, I would expect a lot more from them, than Google+ and Android… Putting Google+ data into search results isn’t something innovative, it’s just rubbish
    http://baretech.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/the-mighty-will-fall-google-isnt-innovative-in-mobile/

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  4. MySpace is still somewhat popular for musicians/bands. If they could embrace that niche further, IMO, I think they could remain viable for a long time.

    They better get on it though – Soundcloud, Bandcamp, ReverbNation, etc. are gaining momentum.

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    1. this was a viable argument maybe 1-2 years ago. today, it’s not even a viable music platform. we now have soundcloud, bandcamp, and facebook musician profiles to fulfill any needs that myspace might have. the major plus of myspace’s music section was that, for whatever reason, people continued to log in to their profile, and they also continued to check out bands through the myspace platform. but without that user base, myspace is utterly useless. i’m actually pretty confused as to how it’s around. anyone care to let me know what the demographics on myspace are like these days?

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  5. It may get more visits than tumblr, but look at how much longer people stay on tumblr. It’s really not surprising that they get traffic since so many bands use myspace to share their tunes. Like Craig said, they should embrace that fact and adapt.

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  6. Noreen Sullivan Thursday, January 12, 2012

    or do not want to have a youtube channel for their band. The simple fact that an edu address was required for Facebook for many years made MySpace the place for people who did not go to college, people in bands, and people who are alternative in some way. While Facebook is not just for privileged white kids anymore there are people who still think of it that way. Military families also account for the high usage especially around the holidays.

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  7. It’d be interesting to see the progession of traffic. I.E. Has MySpace stayed steady in terms of traffic, or, better yet, have they been gaining back some popularity? What do those numbers look like in comparison with Google+? It’ll be interesting to watch Facebook’s numbers in the coming months with their new introduction of “Timeline” which is essentially a “Myspace Lite”. I know this is anecdotal, but I’ve recently been noticing a severe drop off in my own News Feed. It would be interesting to see if this is across the board.

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  8. Pinterest would be more awesome if they just released the API already. Last I saw (at the quora link) they were promising a release date of January 10th 2012, but there has still been no announcement http://www.quora.com/Pinterest/Is-there-an-API-for-Pinterest-that-allows-users-to-display-a-set-of-pins-photos-on-your-own-website

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  9. MySpace is definitely the place for posting video and music. My big problem with them was the non-stop spam (and some viruses) I got from them. Have gotten very little of that from Facebook.

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  10. Notice, this chart shows “U.S. Unique Visitors” and would stack up very differently if it were “Global Unique Visitors”… probably would put Google+ WAY above three others due to European traffic.

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