The inevitable finally happened, according to data from comScore, Twitter bypassed MySpace to become the world’s No. 3 social-networking-type online service, The Wall Street Journal‘s Digits reported.
Facebook topped the list for August, with 598 million unique visitors, followed by Microsoft’s Windows Live Profile, which integrates with the company’s Web-based email and other services, at more than 140 million, Digits reported.
Twitter tallied 96 million unique visitors in August, up 76 percent versus August 2009, while MySpace totaled 95 million, down 17 percent from the year-earlier period, Digits added.
MySpace spokeswoman Rosabel Tao told Digits:
Any comparisons between MySpace and other Internet services are irrelevant, as MySpace’s mix of offerings is uniquely different and specifically focused on audiences under the age of 35.
Twitter spokeswoman Carolyn Penner told Digits:
While we generally don’t comment on third-party statistics, the growth measured by others doesn’t surprise us. We’re seeing 370,000 new accounts a day.