Twitter is now beating MySpace (per Google Trends)

This chart showing the relative interest in twitter & myspace is something that’s fascinating to me, as while everybody and their dog has said that Facebook was beating MySpace, it’s interesting to see that Twitter is finally ahead (firmly) of the formerly powerful social networking giant.

In the last six months, the situation with Twitter and MySpace has changed completely, per Google Trends.

What the data doesn’t show…at least in this chart, is that MySpace is still beating Twitter in many states, (Texas, most of the midwest, etc) and California / New York are really where the Twitter machine has taken off like a rocket. Of course…we all know that California and New York lead the trends, right? It’s not like anything revolutionary comes out of Nebraska in the startup world.