Twitter on the decline and Facebook on the rise?

Well, at least the latest unique visitor (UV) and page view (PV) numbers released from Koreaclicks think so.

UV for Twitter measured in the last week of 2010 decreased by 6.3% from 3 months ago (Sept 2010) . This is more than 20% drop Page views for Twitter showed a more drastic decline of 44.2% measured in the same time period.

UV and PV for Facebook look promising, however. UV for Facebook showed a rapid growth of 72.3% in the last week of 2010 from 3 months ago. Page views grew by 42.6% in the same time period as well. (Stats from


An article in Chosun speculates Twitter’s decline in popularity to be attributed to two factors: 1. Twitter users are said to be discouraged by one-way communication of public figures including celebrities and executives of large corporations. 2. Another is Twitter’s lack of interest and support in the domestic market, while Facebook is more active in communicating with Korean users and having Korean language support.

Facebook is now 12th most visited website in Korea according to Rankey, a company specializing in website indexing services. Twitter is ranked 24th.

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Like all true savvy road-warriors, Richard is armed with nothing more than pure passion and perpetual low-battery Blackberry. He’s a Johns Hopkins and Cornell Alum with background in engineering and business. Richard brings experience from hard tech (pharmaceutical R&D), social (founded a popular events promotions company), and the fusion of both (started, Seoul restaurants, bars and clubs review blog). Richard is the CEO of a startup based in Seoul called Spoqa, giving customer loyalty program the social upgrade.