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April 6, 2006

Blogs And Social Networks Outgrow Internet Giants

A study by ComScore Media Metrix showed that blogs and social sites have a much bigger growth than more established sites like or, reports Washington Post.

"Top-ranked sites growing the most were, a personal publishing site;, where young people do virtual preening and share musical tastes; Wikipedia, an open reference site jointly edited by millions of people; and Citysearch, a network of local guides focused on cities. Google Inc., for instance, bought in 2003; the number of people posting or reading material at that site jumped to 15.6 million last month from 2.5 million a year ago."

Google has a much bigger growth than rivals Yahoo and MSN, although Yahoo has invested more in community features, in social networks (Flickr,, My Web 2.0) and still dominates webmail market.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you; in addition, since social networking business evolves quickly, some new emerging companies are fighting their way to climb to the top with new ideas, services, features and content to be available for members’ use like,, and much more; nevertheless, those new services and features definitely will have an impact on the growth and will surely take their market share.