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11-20-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
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25% of all internet traffic is for Facebook

I dont know if this is interesting or just sad...you decide.

Facebook Accounts for 25% of All U.S. Pageviews - Yahoo! News

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With the amount of corporate pages running on facebook, coupled with all of the time wasting games, quizzes and other junk, it seems to me facebook has half become it's own sub-Internet. I guess that stat isn't terribly surprising! Considering the random short blurbs facebook posts tend to have become, I personally prefer twitter's cut-to-the-chase mentality.
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Most companies are on Facebook & Twitter

Walmart | Facebook

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The good thing abot corporations on twitter is that all they can muster in a post is 'here are our specials - link.'

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25% is Facebook... the rest is porn? =D
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According to RIAA, 12146% of the internet is pirated music.
11-20-2010, 09:14 AM   #7
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25% is Facebook... the rest is porn? =D
I was thinking the same thing. I saw a statistic a few years ago that said 60% was porn. 60% + 25% only leaves 15% for everything else, so you aren't far off, Pat.
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Don't knock porn.

How the hell else would JPEG compression take off?

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None of those 25% pageviews came from me. I don't do facebook. Never cared for that, myspace, or any other similar social sites where people spend countless hours posting random flashing .gif's to other peoples pages.
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I do not understand the popularity of Facebook. I have tried, and look at my page daily at least. It is boring.

My Facebook news page has little meaningful info on it; what's there is mostly out-of-context comments by "Friends" about people I don't know. Mostly, I have no idea of what these comments about people I don't know mean.

This is on one column down the center of the page, so typically only 4-5 main entries with 2 very brief comments each are shown; this is insufficient space for the development of any logical theme or discussion. Mostly the page is white space.

I guess communication between people has degenerated to one or two sentence cute, context free, blurbs.

Unfortunately, life is more complex than can be expressed in 140 character broadcasts.

So why the popularity?

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11-21-2010, 09:16 PM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by newarts Quote
I do not understand the popularity of Facebook. I have tried, and look at my page daily at least. It is boring.

My Facebook news page has little meaningful info on it; what's there is mostly out-of-context comments by "Friends" about people I don't know. Mostly, I have no idea of what these comments about people I don't know mean.

This is on one column down the center of the page, so typically only 4-5 main entries with 2 very brief comments each are shown; this is insufficient space for the development of any logical theme or discussion. Mostly the page is white space.

I guess communication between people has degenerated to one or two sentence cute, context free, blurbs.

Unfortunately, life is more complex than can be expressed in 140 character broadcasts.

So why the popularity?

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You are talking about twitter not facebook.
I still don't understand the point of twitter. The feed comes in so fast that it does not make sense.

Facebook on the other hand is useful. I use it to promote and show off my work and sometimes get some paid work for it. Also it is a great way to keep in touch with friends from long distance or old high school friends. Although I use FB and check it everyday, I am not one of those people(aka my wife) who is on it every minute they get a chance to check to see what there friends are doing.
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None of those 25% pageviews came from me. I don't do facebook. Never cared for that, myspace, or any other similar social sites where people spend countless hours posting random flashing .gif's to other peoples pages.
Much better to spend time at the pinnacle of social interaction - a forum.
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Much better to spend time at the pinnacle of social interaction - a forum.
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lol, but there's a difference. After browsing facebook, I feel dumber. After browsing here, I get smarter.
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I dont know if this is interesting or just sad...you decide.
Interesting enough but sad for sure... some more food for thought:

Florida Mother Kills Child While Playing Farmville - News - GameInformer.com

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lol, but there's a difference. After browsing facebook, I feel dumber. After browsing here, I get smarter.
And like alcohol it's been known to cause a few break-ups and conceptions.
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