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Facebook tops list of most visited sites in 2010, beats Google

Laura Donovan Contributor

Facebook kept a high profile in 2010.

“The Social Network,” a fictionalized account of the social networking site’s founding, took box offices by storm, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was named Time magazine’s person of the year — and online intelligence company Experian Hitwise reported Wednesday that Facebook was the top-visited website for 2010, beating out Google’s homepage.

It was Facebook’s first time in the top spot, according to Hitwise. The social networking site got 8.93% of all U.S. visits between January and November 2010, while Google came in second with 7.19%, followed by Yahoo Mail and YouTube. (When all Google and Facebook properties were combined, however, Google got a higher percentage of visits).

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