Web Looks Different When You're Not Chained to Desk

Most popular sites visited by mobile users don't track with hits from home, office PCs
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2008 10:44 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Mobile web surfers are turning conventional wisdom on its head by traveling to a different constellation of sites than those visited from workday PCs, BusinessWeek reports. The “Weekend Web” relies not on Google, Yahoo, and MySpace, but rather on Craigslist, eBay, the Weather Channel and MapQuest—and don't think tech-industry and marketing giants aren't noticing.

"At Google, we see the majority of our desktop traffic weekdays," says one exec of the site, which loses traffic to entertainment, music, and other such sites during the weekend. "On mobile, the situation is completely reversed."