Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Twitter and Facebook Continues to Grow

Twitter was growing at a staggering 1,382% on an annual basis according to the data published from Neilson Online. According to the latest trends report from compete we can see that it is growing at 77% on YOY basis. Check the image below

According to the stats from Quantcast Twitter has a reach over 6.1 million people in US and that's include just on its website not any third party applications like Twhirl or Tweetdeck. The site attracts a young adult and more educated group audience.

Facebook also shown an increase of 23.4 percent month-over-month in its traffic to more than 91 million US visitors. This indicated that it has an 195.1% annual growth. Check the image below

The stats from quantcast for facebook also indicates it has wide reach over 79 million U.S. monthly people. The site has attracted a more affluent, teen and young adults with very slightly female biased following.

So whats this sudden surge in traffic to both these networking services - Twitter and Facebook. Is it because of the number of people who are using the social networking has increased or an increase in the number of internet users. Both the networkng services are coming up with new integrations and new changes into them these days and seems they are in the verge of conquering the social networking market space. The increase in the number of users for Twitter and Facebook seems to be an interesting topic for now but, how long and how far they go.. This question certainly keeps ticking in my mind. All we can do now is just Wait and Watch ! :)

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