MySpace suffers 49% fall in UK audience

Social networking site MySpace has seen a drop of 49 per cent in the number of UK audience over the last 12 months, fresh data released by ComScore showed.

According to the new figures, the number of unique users slipped from 6.5 million in May 2009 to settle at 3.3 million in May 2010.

The decline in the number of unique users of the social networking giant has emerged despite the roll out of MySpace Music service last year.

MySpace was founded in 2003 and was bought by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for £351 million in 2005. The site had more than 100 million registered users at its peak. But, the site started suffering a fall in the number of users since the rise of social networking giant Facebook.

Facebook has recently announced that it had more than 500 million active users around the world. Facebook has more than 30 million users in the UK alone.

Figures also revealed that 90 per cent of the total 38.2 million Internet users in the UK aged 15 or above used a social media in the month of May this year.