LinkedIn Joins The Social Media Elite With 33.9 Million Uniques
There’s a race to reach the top of the social media mountain and with every passing day, the race positions shift.
Reports are that professional social media website Linkedin has just surpassed MySpace to become the second largest social networking website by traffic in the US. This past June, Linkedin clocked in at a whopping 33.9 million unique visitors, compared to the 33.5 million unique received by MySpace. That is good news for Linkedin but more bad news for MySpace who has seen a steady drop in it’s numbers.
What’s surprising is that LinkedIn’s surge in popularity is directly tied to it’s recent IPO, while MySpace can’t seem to get enough traffic to save its life. One would have thought that with big-shot names like Timberlake taking a stake in the beleaguered social network, user-confidence would return, but alas. It is starting to look like no matter what, MySpace will inevitably go the way of the Dodo bird.
Micro-blogging giant isn’t far behind in numbers either, posting a record 30.6 million unique in June. And if the trends hold sway, these numbers will be even higher as the year wears on. It’s probably too soon to get overly excited, but it seems another tech bubble is forming. One only hopes that the undercurrent of confidence doesn’t get outdone by the harsher socio-economic realities outside of social networking.
It’s not easy to predict who’ll be on top at the end of the year, but the race for the top is shaping up rather nicely.
Watch the video below to more analysis of LinkedIn’s growth.