Facebook the No. 1 Christmas Website

Social network crowds out Google and Yahoo for first time
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2009 2:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Facebook got a big present this holiday season: It was the No. 1 US website on Christmas and on Christmas Eve. Facebook, which lagged behind Google in second place last year, trounced that site and rival Yahoo—though the search engines generated more traffic throughout the balance of the year. And social networking pulled off a Christmas miracle, ReadWriteWeb notes, despite the recent controversy over new privacy settings. (Read more Mark Zuckerberg stories.)

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