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Facebook crept past Microsoft in the UK for the first time last month, when it became more popular than every other site surfed in the country with the exception of web kingpin Google. It claimed the second spot in May by notching up 26.8 million visitors, according to online measurement outfit UKOM/Nielsen. That compares …


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  1. Marvin O'Gravel Balloon Face


    Without having read the study, I notice a lot of facebook plugins embedded into blogs, news sites, etc. as logins / ads. and so on. Do they count all these as requests to facebook too?

  2. Anonymous Coward

    One day....

    ....FailBook's a gunna get you!

  3. Doogie Howser MD

    Damn statistics?

    Yeah, but how many hits do Google and Bing/Microshite get from default home pages of web browsers?

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Did any news org actually check the UKOM numbers?

    If you want to right your article based on facts it might be a good idea to go and check the UKOM data yourselves.

    You'll find that whilst FB have just under 28m UU a month, Microsoft sites have just under 30m.

    Of course if you want to switch the story around you could exclude sites like and and only look at MSN, WL and Bing, that would put FB ahead, but what would be the rational for that?

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