Facebook's U.S. numbers still under MySpace's, but not for long

Although it was ranked the No. 1 social network worldwide in terms of unique visitors, Facebook has yet to surpass MySpace's numbers in the U.

Although it was ranked the No. 1 social network worldwide in terms of unique visitors, Facebook has yet to surpass MySpace's numbers in the U.S. But, according to some recent numbers, Facebook could be passing MySpace in the next few months.

According to TechCrunch, comScore's data from March 2009 shows that 61.2 million people visited Facebook in the U.S., compared to 70.2 million for MySpace. Facebook's numbers grew by 6.7 percent in March, with 3.8 million visitors. MySpace, on the other hand, gained 160,000 less visitors than in February of 2009, and attracted 5.8 million less than they had in January.

Facebook is now about 9 million unique U.S. visitors away from passing MySpace. I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner. MySpace does have the music thing going for it though, which Facebook is lacking. Although, with Facebook's fairly new "fan pages," MySpace's music pages might see fewer visitors. Unless MySpace changes something soon, they might have to get used to being No. 2 in the U.S.