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Facebook doubles number of users

August 13, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Facebook Inc., the most popular social-networking website, attracted twice as many users as last year after expanding overseas, extending its lead over News Corp.'s MySpace.

Facebook had 132.1 million visitors in June, 6.6% more than a month earlier and up from 52.2 million in 2007, researcher ComScore Inc. said. MySpace users climbed 2.6% to 117.6 million from May.

Facebook more than quadrupled its users in Europe and Asia after introducing versions of its site in Spanish, German and French this year, helping to compensate for slowing growth in the U.S.

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