Facebook Gets Huge Christmas Gift – Site #1

Next Story

Nexus One Price Leaked, Google Phone Will Be T-Mobile, Jan. 5

Google now has a new rival for first place in the Most Visited Site Contest.  On both Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Facebook surpassed Google for the number one most visited site for the first time.  In a funny twist, “facebook” is the most-searched term on Google and other search engines this year while Yahoo! Mail was the third place site.  All of this according to Hitwise.

Websites reporting this phenomenon had different takes on how it was playing out.  ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick was amazed that Facebook’s new (some say privacy-removing) new policies didn’t dissuade users from going to the site.  With a completely different tack, Nick O’Neill on AllFacebook congratulated the site and marked it as part of Facebook’s “rise to the top.”

Facebook boasts 350 million users and growing.  While Google dominates with 6.7% of all U.S. traffic, putting two and two together makes the Facebook King for a Day (or two) phenomenon a little more obvious.  If “facebook” was the number one search term on Google and other search engines for 2009 and if Christmas is when most people traditionally put out extra effort to interact with friends and family, then obviously Facebook, being the largest social network, is in a position to benefit from all of this.

Still, it’s pretty amazing and shows the growth of the ‘Net and the power of social networking as a phenomenon today.


Revere Transducer - HPS-D3-6KG-10PI - GG24 picture
Revere Transducer - HPS-D3-6KG-10PI - GG24
AET ACOUSTIC EMISSION TECHNOLOGY AC375-L 3348 DIFFERENTIAL TRANSDUCER 250-500KHZ picture
AET ACOUSTIC EMISSION TECHNOLOGY AC375-L 3348 DIFFERENTIAL TRANSDUCER 250-500KHZ
Arburg HDA 4740-B-600-187 Transducer picture
Arburg HDA 4740-B-600-187 Transducer
60W 28KHz Ultrasonic Cleaning Transducer Cleaner +Power Driver Board 220VAC 100W picture
60W 28KHz Ultrasonic Cleaning Transducer Cleaner +Power Driver Board 220VAC 100W
LOT PIEZOELECTRIC PZT 5A CRYSTAL BLANKS for TRANSDUCERS RESONATOR AS IS BN#W4-15 picture
LOT PIEZOELECTRIC PZT 5A CRYSTAL BLANKS for TRANSDUCERS RESONATOR AS IS BN#W4-15