Cyber Black Friday is a marketing term for the online version of Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The term made its debut in a 2009 press release entitled “Black Friday Goes Online for Cyber Black Friday”. According to the National Retail Federation Black Friday shopping survey, 195 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend in 2009, up from 172 million last year. One-fourth of Americans shopping over the Black Friday weekend (28.5% or 49 million) were shopping online. comScore reported that Black Friday (November 27, 2009) saw $595 million in online sales, representing an 11% increase versus Black Friday 2008. Gian Fulgoni of comScore said, “Black Friday, better known as a shopping bonanza in brick-and-mortar retail stores, is increasingly becoming one of the landmark days in the online holiday shopping world.” Some Cyber Black Friday sales are short-lived, last through the weekend, into Cyber Monday, and beyond.