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  • 11:58:44 pm on March 16, 2010 | 0
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    Facebook traffic tops Google for the week

    “It shows content sharing has become a huge driving force online,” said Matt Tatham, director of media relations at Hitwise. “People want information from friends they trust, versus the the anonymity of a search engine.”

    Facebook accounted for 7.07% of U.S. Web traffic that week, while Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) received 7.03%. The study compared only the domains Facebook.com and Google.com — not, for example, Google-owned sites like Gmail.com.

    Though the traffic levels were close, Facebook’s year-over-year growth far outpaced Google’s that week. The number of visitors to Facebook spiked 185% compared with the same period last year, while Google’s traffic climbed just 9%.

    read more http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/16/technology/facebook_most_visited/index.htm?hpt=T2

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