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MySpace, Facebook Seeing “Fall” in Traffic

MySpace, Facebook Seeing “Fall” in Traffic

But is it merely seasonal?  The Wall Street Journal has a small piece today on how traffic has fallen in the month of september for these two social networking powerhouses, which has seen month over month of continuous growth.  It attributes some of it to spam in MySpace’s case, and in others, a seasonal drop, as last fall, there was similar blip.

Both MySpace and Facebook lost visitors in September, according to Nielsen/NetRatings, a Web-tracking service. The number of unique U.S. visitors at MySpace fell 4% to 47.2 million from 49.2 million in August, and the number of visitors to Facebook fell 12% to 7.8 million from 8.9 million.

But one wonders if the bloom has fallen off the rose when it comes to MySpace; cachet being a fickle thing to begin with, is what we’re seeing a tipping point?

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  • I think most college kids are too drunk this time of year to give a damn about MySpace or Facebook.

    Rush (*puke*), football (*all opposable thumbs up*), and trying to get laid (in a non-virtual way) tend to take precedence in the early fall.

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