The social networking niche has been dominated by Facebook and MySpace. Now it appears that Facebook is surging:

“…according to a new data report from comScore Facebook drew more than 200,000 unique visitors in the month of December compared to Myspace’s number, just over 100,000. Just six months ago Facebook and Myspace were tied around 100,000 visitors, but Facebook’s numbers shot up at a rate of 10.8 percent per month on the global scale while Myspace stayed stagnant.”

link: Facebook Draws Twice the Traffic of MySpace

Facebook, at the moment, may be winning in its competition with MySpace. However, there is serious, 140-character-at-a-time competitor what may draw away some of the Facebook audience. Twitter, the micro-blogging platform, is offing the social networking audience a serious alternative.

Catherine Forsythe