Report: Social media more popular than e-mail

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August 2, 2010 6:34:56 PM PDT
A new report finds that many Internet users are now spending much more time on social networking sites than reading e-mail. Some experts are calling it the Facebook phenomenon.

The Nielsen online report looked at "What Americans Do Online."

Nearly a quarter of online time is now spent on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Games accounted for another 10 percent, while e-mail just 8 percent.

The amount of time people spend on social networks has increased by nearly 50 percent since last year.

For more on the Nielsen report, click here.