The World: Sydney - Facebook top in poll of social networking site users

Facebook has overtaken its biggest rival, MySpace, as the most popular social networking site in Australia, according to a survey commissioned by B&T magazine.

An online poll found that 23 per cent of more than 35,000 people who took part favoured Facebook compared with the 11.5 per cent who preferred MySpace and the Google-owned YouTube. However, 40 per cent of those who took part in the poll said they did not visit any social networking site.

The figure contrasts with a poll in September last year when MySpace was favoured by 18.7 per cent of respondents. Facebook, with 11.9 per cent, was third.

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