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MySpace loses 10 million users in one month, may die by end of year

March 29, 2011 at 2:25 PM ET

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Remember that old social networking site called MySpace? Turns out that it still exists — for now anyway.

ZDNet reports that statistics gathered up by Internet data tracking site comScore are showing that MySpace is quickly dying. In the last month alone, the social network lost 10 million users — and that's following abandonment by over 50 million people in the prior year. 

According to the Telegraph, this means that MySpace is left with about 63 million users. To put that number into perspective, consider that Facebook has more than 600 million active users right now and MySpace had about 180 million during its height in 2007.

These statistics, the pattern of user loss, and various reports of job cuts are fueling speculation that MySpace might not make it through this year.

We'll see what happens, but for now we're not exactly bothering to pretty up our old MySpace profiles in hopes that they'll have a purpose again.

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Rosa Golijan writes about tech here and there. She's a bit obsessed with Twitter, loves to be liked on Facebook, and can't even recall if she ever had a MySpace account to begin with.

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