Twitter Surges in Popularity; Behind Facebook and MySpace


The latest BurrellesLuce study of media rankings revealed significant jumps for some social networks, while the list of most-read blogs remained relatively unchanged since last year’s report. The findings include:

•    Twitter recorded the most dramatic gain in the social-network rankings between January 2008 and January 2009, jumping to third from 22nd and ranking just below Facebook (#1) and MySpace (#2);
•    Flixster, a community based on consumer-generated movie reviews, landed in the fourth spot, having risen from 16th; and,
•    Among top 25 sites that moved more than 10 spots was Ning, which rose from 23rd to 12th.

As for the highest-ranked blogs, the following rounded out the top five:

1.    Huffington Post
2.    Engadget
3.    TechCrunch
4.    Gizmodo
5.    Boing Boing


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