March 15, 2012 11:52 AM | By Jason Buckland, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Is Pinterest a threat to Facebook?

The social networks you spend the most time on



MSN looks at the 'net's most powerful social media forums today, using the one metric that measures traffic above all: time spent, not page views or clicks, by users on a site. (© AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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In the world of social networking, the latest is often the greatest. Indeed, by the amount of press it gets today, you'd think Pinterest is the finest thing to happen to the Internet since Al Gore, but where does it rank - even with all the pub - on the social network hierarchy?

Surely, by the latest numbers*, buzz appears to distort reality, as some of the most talked-about sites still lurk in the shadows of the web's mightiest online societies. We thought, then, it was time for a role call. In honour of Pinterest's rise, MSN looks at the 'net's most powerful social media forums today, using the one metric that measures traffic above all: time spent, not page views or clicks, by users on a site.

*From comScore, current to Jan., 2012.

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