Google, Facebook and Microsoft: the social network battle for the internet user, online ad revenues and WWW dominance

Bing facebook google Facebook's announcements on F8 (read here) clearly are yet another sign that there is a lot going on in the battle between the top online properties. It's about the internet user (yes, about eyeballs too) and about ad revenue. In fact, it's about domination on the WWW.

What do you think Zuckerberg really said when stating yesterday that the purpose was to “make Facebook the centre of the increasingly social and more personalised experience that people encounter when they use the Internet” and that it wants to enable other websites and online applications to share information across the user base of Facebook (that counts 400 million people…).

What he really said was “the battle is really open now, Google”. And it's all about us: the "users".

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Last week’s most visited online property in the US: Facebook (but what do eyeballs mean?)

Heather Dougherty, Director, Research at Hitwise (Experian), yesterday posted a graph on the company’s blog, showing that for the week ending March 13, Facebook was the most visited web property in the US.

Yes, I know it’s from yesterday but, hey, I’m not Mashable. It’s interesting to see these evolutions. Remember yesterday’s post by Anne Herngaard.

It’s not the first time the king of social networks beats Google from a traffic perspective.

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