In the 23 days since Google+ launched, users have been spending longer periods on the site, culminating in just under six-minute visits on average last week. Facebook users? Why, they spent about 22 minutes per visit. Does that make Facebook more compelling, or Google+ more efficient? [Hitwise via @ChrismoranUK via @JackSchofield]
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