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.

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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: