As of Tuesday - Twitter, the popular microblogging service, had for the first time surpassed the market share of visits of the hit content aggregation site - Digg, according to a report by Hitwise. Twitter now stands at number 84 in its Computers and Internet category, one space up the chart from Digg.
Hitwise noted that the general rise of social media has fueled Twitter's recent success, with many users of the site coming from services like Facebook, or MySpace, whereas Digg's traffic comes in large part--38.8 percent last week--from Google.
A glance at a chart tracking the share of both services reveals that Twitter has been slowly, but steadily, gaining on Digg over the last few months, finally matching--and even passing--Digg last week. Hitwise said that as of the end of last week, Twitter was netting 0.021 percent of traffic in its Computers and Internets category, just a touch up from Digg's own 0.021 percent.
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