Lots of headlines yesterday about how News Corp’s MySpace (NWS) is walloping Facebook in pageviews, even as MySpace’s pageviews dropped year over year (caused in part by the adoption of a Facebook-like “feed” system that lets users stay on one page — Peter Kafka explains). But TechCrunch cuts through the spin and gets the real story right:
Facebook is coming up behind MySpace like a Ferrari about to blow past a bus.
Check out this global uniques chart from TechCrunch (Comscore data):
Global-schmobal, you say — MySpace is still clobbering Facebook on its home turf. If this were true, it would still be a footnote (the US just isn’t that important anymore), but actually, it isn’t. MySpace’s US lead is bigger — twice the number of US uniques — but the lead is shrinking fast. TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld:
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