Facebook Inches Past Google: Web surfers socialize more

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The Facebook story continues to grow with the news that US internet users spend more time on the site than searching with Google.

An article on Guardian is reporting that new research data by comScore revealed that people in August spent a total of 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, around 9.9 percent of their time on the web. Google was not that far behind with 39.8 million minutes, or 9.6 percent. This included all of the Google owned sites like Gmail, YouTube, Google news and more.

In the US web users were spending 37.7 million minutes using Yahoo Inc sites, while back in July Facebook overtook Yahoo for the first time. During the same period of last year people spent less than five percent of their online time using Facebook.

Google had around the same amount of percentage, while Yahoo had almost 12 percent. Even further back in August 2007 Facebook had less than two percent of a surfer’s time, with Google on less than four percent and Yahoo had over twelve.

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