Facebook dethrones Google as top visited site in U.S.

Social networking site doubled its share of visits in 2010

According to online intelligence company Hitwise, Facebook is now unequivocally the most dominant website in the U.S. in terms of visitors. It accounted for 9 per cent of all U.S. website visits this year, compared to 7 per cent of all visits for Google and 3.5 per cent for Yahoo! Mail. Facebook’s
share of visits more than doubled over 2009. Although new numbers for Canada aren’t available, it’s probable that Facebook also topped searches; yesterday it was reported by comScore that 83 per cent of Canadians go to Facebook at least once per month, compared with just 72 per cent of Americans. Canadians are also bigger Twitter and YouTube users.

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