Facebook now second most-popular website

February 18, 2010

Facebook has surpassed Yahoo to become the second most popular web site in the U.S., according to Compete, a Web analytics firm. Only Google attracts more visitors. [Los Angeles Times]

Facebook attracted nearly 134 million unique visitors just in January, compared to 132 million for Yahoo, and nearly 150 million for Google.

Compete also found that Web users spent 11.6 percent of all their time in January on Facebook, compared to 4.25 percent of their time on Yahoo and 4.10 percent of their time on Google.

Facebook claims that more than 50 percent of their users log on at least once a day.

Google is responding to the Facebook threat with their own social networking site, Google Buzz.

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Well, I find it hard to trust any organization — like Google– that has a history of censorship.