Facebook Takes Mobile Internet Top Spot From Google

Facebook overtook search engine Google for mobile internet traffic in May, according to the latest State of the Mobile Web report by Opera.

Facebook overtook search engine Google for mobile internet traffic in May, according to the latest State of the Mobile Web report by Opera. Since last year mobile internet page-view growth is up 124.3 percent. Unique-user growth since May 2008 is 49.1 percent. Page views per user averaged 222 in May 2009.

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Meanwhile two LG mobile handsets were the most popular handsets in use during the month. Apple's iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and original iPhone don't make the top 10.

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"Searching the Web via a mobile device presents an enormous opportunity for both search engines and consumers," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera.

"Almost all search engines are moving forward to offer relevant and timely information based on location. Yet, consumers prefer services from the search engines they already know and use. As the mobile Web becomes more pervasive and more people have their first experience on the Web from a mobile device, it will be fascinating to see how these habits might change. We are certainly only at the beginning of the mobile Web revolution."

This story, "Facebook Takes Mobile Internet Top Spot From Google" was originally published by PC Advisor (UK).

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