- Jun 26, 2007
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In May, Facebook attracted 125 million unique visitors, while MySpace only managed 114.6 million. For Facebook, this is a year-on-year rise of 162 per cent. MySpace's popularity has also risen from a year ago, but at a much slower increase of just 5 per cent.
"Facebook is a directory"
Unsurprisingly, Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp, the company that bought MySpace for £512 millon three years ago, is unhappy with the news.
In a statement about the results, he said: "[Facebook has] done a great job of being flavour of the month the last six months of last year", but that the site isn't a real social network, but "just a directory".
When asked if MySpace was in some part to blame for declining newspaper sales. Murdoch did show a lighter side by quipping: "I wish they were. They're all going to Facebook."