November 6, 2008

CNN.Com Most Popular for Election Info

Sixty-one percent of people seeking U.S. election information online Tuesday went to, the Internet firm Hitwise reported.

The Cable News Network's Web site visits increased 146 percent Tuesday compared to Monday. was the second most visited Web site, receiving 40 percent of U.S. Internet visits and seeing a 122 percent increase in traffic compared to the day before.

MySpace and Facebook both saw 6 percent increases in traffic on Election Day versus Monday and Twitter Election 2008's visits increased 1,100 percent and's traffic increased by 43 percent on Election Day.

U.S. visits to Yahoo News increased 55 percent Tuesday and Google News increased 58 percent.

President-elect Barack Obama's Web site received a 6 percent increase in U.S. visits Tuesday, while the visits to his opponent John McCain's Web site dropped 18 percent, Hitwise said.