It appeared that in May 2010 Internet users from the UK visited social networks more frequently than search engines. According to Hitwise, in May 2010 social networks accounted for 11.88% of UK Internet visits and search engines accounted for 11.33%. It means that May was the first month ever in which popularity of social networks was greater than popularity of search engines.
Digital libraries are also the area where social networks can appear and offer its users new ways of discovering interesting resources. Importance of the social networks is also confirmed by Europeana, which develops new functions dedicated to social networks and will make them public in the near future.