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After a glorious week off in Cape Cod, I was catching up one morning on my RSS Feeds and came across this chart at Silicon Beat with the updated unique visitor stats on the hot Web 2.0 sites, YouTube, Facebook, Photobucket and MySpace.
Two things struck me looking at these trends. First, despite now being owned by “the man”, MySpace continues to grow incredibly. Clearly the average user hasn’t figured out yet that Murdock didn’t lay down $600 Million so this property could continue to lose money. Eventually the marketing push at the site will become noticeable and then we’ll see if the growth rates continue to sustain themselves.
My second observation is that YouTube has a faster growth rate than any of the other superstar Web 2.0 sites. In a traditional portal space, this growth in regular users would naturally translate into the site being a magnet for advertising dollars. But I ask you, would you advertise your company’s brand on YouTube?