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Googling is down in the U.S., it seems

Americans 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 firm comScore.  

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 International Business Times.

"Internet 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.


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RE: Sad....
By TSS on 9/11/2010 5:32:08 AM , Rating: 5
Facebook does increase productivity. Only not the kind of productivity you'd imagine.

It increases the effectiveness in which we can waste time. If we feel like wasting time, we can do it in an instant, if we feel like wasting more time we can go look what others are doing to spend their time. If we want to stop wasting time, we can do so immediantly by hitting the little X.

My proof of this? Your post. Just what exactly has it done to increase your productivity? Nothing. It has actually decreased my productivity because i found it interesting enough to reply to. Atleast if you'd played maffia wars your time spend would have yielded some sort of result. While what i write is based on nothing but my own logic. I need not think more for this post then i do for maffia wars because i'll think about stuff at the same speed anyway, even while staring out of a window (which i cannot do for more then 5 minutes because of the above).

Your friends do not need to know what your doing, no. But they want to know. Why do they want to know? Because they do not want to do whatever they where doing and the option is there to look what their friends are doing.

RE: Sad....
By TSS on 9/11/2010 5:34:29 AM , Rating: 2
Just to prove my point further, i've spend about an hour and a half typing and retyping the below comment. I'm not completely satisfied with it. But i decided i've wasted enough time on this.

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