LinkedIn now second in social networking behind Facebook

The social networking web sites all follow Facebook which isn't likely to give up its number one spot anytime soon. However, there is a lot of competition for the number two slot. Today, TechCrunch reports that LinkedIn, the business-based social networking web site, has now surpassed MySpace to become the second biggest social networking web site in the United States according to date from ComScore.

LinkedIn, which launched its public stock offering this past May, had 33.9 million unique visitors in the month of June. That puts it over MySpace which had 33.5 million unique visitors in the same month. MySpace has been losing visitors for the past few years (it had 34.9 million unique visitors back in May) thanks largely to the rise of Facebook. Last month MySpace was purchased by Specific Media for just $35 million. That group includes pop singer and actor Justin Timberlake among its members. All of these sites are well behind Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg's powerhouse had a whopping 160.8 million unique visitors in June, according to ComScore.

The Twitter web site is gaining more and more visitors with 30.6 million unique visitors recorded in June. That's a huge jump compared to May when it had 27 million unique visitors. That likely means it could also surpass MySpace and maybe LinkedIn before too long. The Tumblr web site isn't doing too badly either: It saw 11.8 million unique visitors show up on its web site in June, compared to 10.7 million unique visitors in May.

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Never heard of TechCrunch, but they seems to be very unprofessional on statistics. Several top 5 social networks missed in their stats.

Apparently I made a LinkedIn account once, because they keep sending me email notifications that people I actually know IRL have added me to their "connections". Upon trying to log in I am told my password is incorrect, and when I try to recover it I never get an email with a reset link. Tried every password/email I've ever made.

Really, LinkedIn? Really?

Magallanes said,
LinkeIn..... future first victim of G+

Yay i cant wait for google to own everything. I will use ChromeOS or android and then access my gmail, google docs, Blogger, youtube, and G+. So exciting, NOT!!!! Google needs to go jump off a bridge, as does every other cloud based company that wants to own the internet.

Iridium said,

Yay i cant wait for google to own everything. I will use ChromeOS or android and then access my gmail, google docs, Blogger, youtube, and G+. So exciting, NOT!!!! Google needs to go jump off a bridge, as does every other cloud based company that wants to own the internet.

That's just your opinion.

BTW; Blogger will be shut down and integrated into G+ last I heard.

Dinggus said,
I never understood LinkedIn, so I deleted my account with them.

its about being professional.. its not like facebook where you put up pictures of drunk pictures and you taking shots with your buddies..

linked in is where you post your resume and your work experience and the goals you have achieved in the past so you can connect with other people looking to become successful with working together on future businesses..

Its the perfect mix.. facebook for fun and linkedin for business.. I love it because I add corporate people to one and my old highschool buddies to the other..

Lachlan said,

its about being professional.. its not like facebook where you put up pictures of drunk pictures and you taking shots with your buddies..

linked in is where you post your resume and your work experience and the goals you have achieved in the past so you can connect with other people looking to become successful with working together on future businesses..

Its the perfect mix.. facebook for fun and linkedin for business.. I love it because I add corporate people to one and my old highschool buddies to the other..

I suppose, but I didn't have anyone on it, lol.

Dinggus said,
I never understood LinkedIn, so I deleted my account with them.

you did right. LinkedIn isnt of much use to a 12yo

Lachlan said,
its about being professional.. its not like facebook where you put up pictures of drunk pictures and you taking shots with your buddies..

It is supposed to be professional, be recently It started to become facebook-like, with apps, twitter, useless emails, daily updates..... I am already thinking of deleting it...