Facebook UK Traffic Spikes on Christmas Day

A new report from Hitwise UK today shows that Christmas Day was Facebook’s busiest day ever in Great Britian.

According to Hitwise, Facebook accounted for 4.65% of all Internet traffic in the UK on Christmas day – a 69% increase over its share of Internet traffic on Christmas day 2007 – making it the second most visited site in the UK on Christmas behind Google. Social networks as a whole accounted for 10% of all UK visits during Christmas week.

Christmas was also good to many application developers on Facebook. Check out our previous coverage on the growth that many apps saw during the holiday season: