Google edged out Facebook as the top US internet destination this year, according to data released on Wednesday by market researcher Nielsen. The web giant logged 153.4 million average unique visitors per month, compared with Facebook’s 137.6 million.
Yahoo came in at number three with 130.1 million unique monthly visitors, while Microsoft’s MSN/WindowsLive/Bing and Google’s YouTube filled out the top 5.
While Google was tops in overall Web properties, Facebook remained firmly entrenched as number one in social networks and blogs with the aforementioned 137.6 million average unique visitors. Blogger came in at a distance second with 45.7 million average monthly unique visitors, and Twitter was third with 23.5 million.
Google’s Android on record increase…
In a different development, Google’s Android is reportedly increasing at a phenomenal rate. The growth rate continues to up daily, with more good news in the making according to Android chief Andy Rubin.
The Google vice president announced in on Google+ andTwitter that “There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day,” clarifying later onGoogle+ that “for those wondering, we count each device only once (ie, we don’t count re-sold devices), and ‘activations’ means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service.”
The new growth figure shows significant escalation in that it comes a month after Google announced that 550,000 devices were being activated every day–up from a daily tally of 500,000 in June and 400,000 in May. The company also announced last month that more than 200 million Android devices had been activated around the world.