Facebook has overtaken MySpace in terms of global visitors and page views, according to the latest comScore figures. Facebook has long been more popular in the UK, having moved past MySpace in September 2007.

According to independent web-traffic analyst comScore, Facebook globally attracted 123.9 million unique visitors and 50.6 billion page views in May. MySpace, formerly the number one social-networking site, managed only 114.6 million unique visitors and 45.4 billion page views.

News Corp's MySpace was recently redesigned in a bid to attract new users. It remains more popular in the US than Facebook, notching up 73.7 million unique visitors in May versus Facebook's 35.6 million.

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