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Twitter grows worldwide, Facebook still No. 1

social media Updated: Sep 22, 2011 16:05 IST


Microblogging site Twitter experienced strong growth over the past year but Facebook is still the world's number one social network, according to a new report released September 20 by comScore.

The report titled "The Rise of Social Networking in Latin America" studied the rising popularity of sites such as Facebook and Twitter in the region and provided an overview of the world's social networking market.

According to the report, in June 2011 734.2 million people around the world visited Facebook, an increase of 33 percent from the previous year. Over the same period 144.4 million unique visitors went to Twitter, representing an increase of 56 percent and making the microblogging site the world's second largest social network.

In June 2011 Windows Live had 119.5 million visitors, making the email and instant messaging service the third largest social network; professional networking site Linkedin was in fourth position with 84 million visitors globally and Chinese microblogging site was in fifth place with 74.8 million visitors.

Overall around the globe the number of total worldwide internet visitors increased by ten percent from June 2010 to June 2011 and the total amount of social networking worldwide visitors grew by 22 percent.