Nielsen: Average US User Now Spends Over 4.5 Hours Per Month on Facebook

Research film Nielsen has just released new metrics on the web’s largest and stickiest websites. The results? You guessed it: users are spending more time on Facebook than other popular sites from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL.

Top 10 Parent Companies/Divisions for June 2009 (US, Home and Work)


Source: Nielsen NetView

In June, time spent per person increased by over 25% to 4 hours and 39 minutes per person per month (that’s over 9 minutes per user per day, on average), according to Nielsen.

Meanwhile, time spent increased on Google sites to 2 hours and 31 minutes per person per month, but decreased on Microsoft and Yahoo sites. Time spent on News Corp sites (which includes MySpace) also saw a big jump during June.