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Facebook Surpasses MySpace as World's Most Popular Social Network

Facebook Surpasses MySpace as World's Most Popular Social NetworkWhen it comes to online social networks, MySpace has long been the proverbial 800-pound gorilla. Lately that's been changing, with Facebook quickly bulking up and catching its rival, signing up far more people each month than MySpace. As of two months ago, the 'Book (founded by Marc Zuckerberg, pictured) finally surpassed its rival, becoming the most visited social network in the world.

MySpace still dominates in the U.S., where it attracts about 65-million visitors each month -- Facebook pulls in a relatively paltry 25-mil. However, both are attracting over 115-million worldwide, with Facebook now taking a slight lead. That trend is expected to continue, largely thanks to the site's integration with other online destinations via hundreds of applications. This is an area were MySpace is fighting back via its new data availability initiative, letting you access your MySpace info from other sites like Flickr.

However, since a security flaw in that same initiative helped to expose the private profiles of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, we're putting our money on Facebook in the long run. [Source: TechCrunch]

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