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Americans spend more time on Facebook than on Google

Americans spent 41.1m minutes on Facebook and 39.8m minutes on Google's websites.

Web users in the US are spending more time on Facebook than on Google's sites, a report by market research firm comScore said on Thursday.

In August, Americans spent 41.1 million minutes on the social networking site, about 9.9 per cent of their total surfing time for the month.

In contrast, they spent 39.8 million minutes or 9.6 per cent of their surfing time on Google's sites including its video-sharing site YouTube, its email platform Gmail, Google News and others.

They spent 37.7 million minutes on Yahoo sites or 9.1 per cent of their time, placing the search company and its sites third in terms of user time spent online.

Facebook beat Yahoo on user time share for the first time in July, comScore's report noted.