Until now, Alexa statistics were coming only from users who had manually installed the Alexa toolbar. In 2008, that practice just doesn't float.
Traffic firm Compete.com releases a rundown of January 2009 traffic figures from social networks ranging from Facebook to Fubar.com. Facebook comes in on top.
Some of the most popular free pornography Web sites are getting only a fraction of the Web traffic Twitter is receiving, according to stats on Compete.com.
The IAC-owned business reviews site has revamped its product to make social-networking features easier to use, as well as to focus on the "hyperlocal" rather than a few metro areas.
Facebook is already bigger worldwide, but News Corp.'s MySpace has dominated in the U.S. One set of numbers says Facebook will soon pass it.
Well, what do you know? A wildly popular and heavily publicized social-networking meme may have actually pulled in extra traffic to the site, according to Compete.com.
Jive has started going after its open-source competition, which may indicate that the upstarts are giving it trouble.
Less than a month after hitting 130 million members, the social network hits 140 million. Would faster-than-expected growth throw its cost management plan into flux?
Venture investing may be down, but the ideas around commercializing open source continue to bubble up.
The once-massive social network has been sold in a deal that's rumored to sit at $35 million. The buyer is advertising network Specific Media.