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Search Engine Marketing Blog: Any rivals for Facebook on the horizon?

A new study released by comScore shows that US web users spent over 40 million minutes on Facebook in August. In contrast, they reported that US users spent a combined 39.8 million minutes on all of Google's web properties including YouTube and Gmail.
Google handles over a billion searches a day from probably a billion users. Youtube is a very popular website and so is Gmail. The fact that the combined time spent on these three sites is lower than the time spent on Facebook is mind boggling. Youtube is so so so popular. But even then it logged less time than Youtube. (For a minute after reading their data, I wondered if comScore got it's data right.)
Facebook's number one spot is no longer in question. The question then is who will give Facebook a run for its money and users?