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MySpace Losing Teens to Facebook

It looks as if teenage Interneters are leaving MySpace, many seeking refuge in the arms of rival social-networking site, Facebook. MySpace still holds a commanding lead over Facebook in overall members and in each individual age group, but it has seen its lead amongst those under 18 slowly erode.

According to comScore Media Matrix, a measure of digital audience, the number of visitors to MySpace under 18 has declined 30 percent over the past year. In the same time period, the number of minors on Facebook has increased more than two fold.

Granted, Facebook has been allowed to grow so much, partially because its membership was low to begin with. Until last September you could only join Facebook if you were a student at certain (most) colleges or some high schools. Now Facebook has opened up to everyone, including developers who want to create widgets for users to place on their Facebook pages.

From USA Today

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