prefer socializing on Facebook to searching for information on Google
or looking up videos on YouTube. For the first time since its
inception, Facebook beat out Google for a full week as the most
visited site in the U.S. That is the word from online tracking
Data from the research company
indicates that during the month of August, Americans spent 41.1
million minutes on Facebook while spending just 39.8 million minutes
on all Google sites combined. Nearly 10 percent of
internet users across the U.S. use Facebook versus 9.6 percent for
internet giant Google. Facebook has only one domain while the Google
umbrella includes Google News, YouTube, Gmail and other sites,
according to the New
York Post and
users are spending more time posting photographs, updating status
messages and scrolling through news from friends which is rivaling
everything else people do online," said comScore.This
increase is significant as Google led by 12 percent just last year.
Internet users spent five percent of their time on the social
networking site in August 2009 and less than two percent on Facebook
in 2007 according to comScore.
quote: Nearly 10 percent of internet users across the U.S. use Facebook versus 9.6 percent for internet giant Google.