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By the numbers: Social networks

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It’s hard to describe the massive success of online social networks. Every month, Facebook and MySpace attract millions of new users. And every time I boot up my computer, it seems there’s a new competitor vying to steal away their audience.

To put this growth industry in perspective, here are ComScore’s June web traffic figures, courtesy of BusinessWeek.

62.3 percent of Americans visited at least one online social network during the past year. By contrast, 42 percent of Americans voted in the 2004 presidential election. That’s not quite a fair comparison – many of the people who use social networks are too young to vote. But the difference is enormous: 189.9 million on social networks; 122.2 million voted.

37.4 million unique visitors surfed to in June. That’s more than the entire population of Canada (33.2 million), and a 5 percent bump over May’s numbers.

72.8 million unique visitors headed to last month – more than Canada and Spain combined.


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