September 13, 2010
Is Facebook > Google?
To some users, yes, Facebook is greater than Google. What makes me say that? Well, according to a new study by The Huffington Post and comScore, users, on average, are spending more time on Facebook than on Google.
The article stated that in “August, people spent a total of 41.1 million minutes on Facebook,” while they only spent 39.8 million minutes on Google. I know, it sounds ridiculous to say “only,” doesn’t it? But even though less than 2 million minutes separate the two sites, there’s always that gigantic symbolic difference between #1 and #2.
Yahoo! Inc. sites came in at #3 with 37.7 million minutes. Now, you may think, well that’s also not very far behind Google. You’d be right, naturally, but if you think about the past and how users used to spend almost 12% of their time on Yahoo and only about 5% on Facebook…and also that Facebook passed Yahoo! for the first time in July…and that Google is constantly releasing new features to its pages (real-time weather, instant search, etc.)…you may rethink putting Yahoo! in such a high position, symbolically.
Where do you think this internet trend is headed? Do you spend more time on Facebook than on Google (which includes YouTube)? Sometimes I think I do, but then I remember that for the most part, I’ll browse Facebook for a few minutes and then get really bored, so I switch to YouTube. How about you?
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am