Kiwis take to Facebook

Social networking site grows 246% between April 14 and June 30, says Hitwise

Social networking site Facebook is gaining quickly on market leader MySpace in New Zealand.

The site's traffic increased 246% between mid April and the end of June, according to traffic monitor Hitwise. MySpace's traffic fell from over 8% to 7.12% during the period while Facebook grew from around 1% to 3.85% among 'net communities and chat websites.

Among New Zealand internet users MySpace, Facebook and Bebo appeared in the top five in the 'net communities and chat industry, with Bebo holding 19.72% of market share of visits, followed by MySpace 7.11% and then Facebook with 3.35%.

In contrast, among Australian users, Myspace dominated with a market share of visits 29.9%, followed by Bebo with 6.03% share, and Facebook with 2.96%.

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