Despite A Surging User Base, Facebook Remains Fastest

Last quarter, Facebook was the social network with the fastest average response time - a near instantaneous 1.02 seconds.

Last quarter, Facebook was the social network with the fastest average response time – a near instantaneous 1.02 seconds. For those of you who don’t know, average response time describes the amount of time it takes for a website to fully load. A fraction of a hair over one second is already pretty damn fast, but Facebook managed to speed things up even more and retain the top spot for the second consecutive quarter.

Facebook’s 1.0 average response time beat out Linkedin’s (1.33), YouTube’s (1.60, Twitter’s (2.93, a 35% improvement over their previous numbers), and Myspace’s (3.61). The benchmark average was 2.09 seconds.