How many of you still have & actively maintain your MySpace page? Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Five years ago, MySpace was all the rave. There was nothing more exciting then finding a cool personalized layout & song to depict your personality de jour. Whether you were a comedian, musician, or just Joe Nobody, MySpace was the place for you to be. Now, it’s clear to EVERYBODY that MySpace has officially fallen from grace.
At its December 2008 peak, Myspace attracted 75.9 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S., according to ComScore (SCOR). By May of this year that number had dropped to 34.8 million. Over the past two years, Myspace has lost, on average, more than a million U.S. users a month. Because Myspace makes nearly all its money from advertising, the exodus has a direct correlation to its revenue. In 2009 the site brought in $470 million in advertising dollars, according to EMarketer. In 2011, it’s projected to generate $184 million. (source)