Top Social Networking Sites in December 2008

Across the Web, social networking sites experienced a 13 percent gain in U.S. audience from December 2007 to December 2008, according to data from comScore . While not at the very top of the rankings, the sites with the greatest gains include AOL Community and SodaHead.com. Here are the top social networking sites tracked by comScore for December 2008.

Top Social Networking Sites by Unique Visitors, December 2008
Property December 2007 (000) December 2008 (000) Change (%)
Total Internet audience 183,619 190,650 4
Social networking audience 120,201 135,715 13
MySpace.com 68,905 75,919 10
Facebook 34,658 54,552 57
Flickr 13,540 20,698 53
Classmates Online 10,002 16,553 66
MyLife.com** N/A 15,018 N/A
Buzznet 4,973 9,781 97
AOL Community 40 9,208 22,701
Yahoo Buzz 4,864 8,724 79
AIM Profiles 2,587 8,618 233
Webs.com N/A 8,053 N/A
Digg 6,026 6,844 14
LinkedIn 2,868 6,323 120
imeem N/A 6,003 N/A
Tagged.com 1,156 5,778 400
Yahoo Groups 6,447 5,620 -13
Webshots 6,625 5,216 -21
DeviantART 4,102 4,905 20
Bebo 4,279 4,867 14
hi5 2,483 4,047 63
Windows Live Spaces 8,912 3,846 -57
Scribd.com 1,613 3,054 89
BlackPlanet.com 1,919 2,871 50
CafeMom.com 1,287 2,796 117
Sodahead.com 166 2,291 1,277
Notes:
1. ComScore audience measurement data report n media usage, visitor demographics, and online buying power for home, work, and university audiences across U.S. and worldwide Internet auciences.
2. Data excludes blogging sites.
**MyLife used to be known as Reunion.com
Source: comScore, 2009