Facebook managed to be the number one visited website in the United States for one week from 7th to 13th March, 2010. Even though this isn’t the first time that Facebook clocked higher visitors than Google, according to Hitwise, this is the first time it managed to hold the lead for one full week.
However, do note that only the homepages of both websites were taken into account and if the full suite of Google web properties were calculated, it would thump all the other websites hands down.
I would say that the popularity of Facebook lies in the game applications that seriously, take up too much of our time. I must admit that because of the games, I too spend more time than necessary on Facebook. I don’t like it but I am hooked, for now, that is.