Facebook Apparently IS Taking Over

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Facebook rules the world.

Or at least the internet..in the United States..for a week.

Facebook became the most popular destination on the internet surpassing Google for the week ending March 13. Feel free to read the full article right here.
How appropriate it ties into my last few posts about being addicted to Facebook and always worrying about what is going on through the site.
Now it was and wasn't a huge defeat. Wasn't because Facebook had 7.07 percent of visits and Google was right behind with 7.03 percent so not exactly a huge win.

Was because this is the first time a social media network has gotten more visitors than a search engine. It also shows the direction the country and the world is heading in. More and more people are relying on social netowrking and access the internet for just that purpose.

I'll use myself as an example. I log in to Facebook twice a day on the computer. One of those times it is just to check Facebook. I don't look at news or email even sometimes. I just want to check my statuses. This could be why the hits are increasing for Facebook. It's a quick check and done.

Don't get me wrong. I still Google pretty much everything that I need an answer to. Just don't do it all the time I access the internet. It has also been said that more and more people are relying on social media to answer questions rather than Google. You can chat with a friend on Facebook and ask them what they think should go in a certain recipe. Or post in a status what is a good restaurant around an area you are in. Chances are you trust friends on Facebook more than searching it on Google.

Delving into why this particular week Facebook grew, I feel it coincides with spring breaks across the country. More and more college students are procrastinating on papers and homework by checking Facebook. Or they are on spring break uploading pictures of where they are at the moment and posting statuses to make others jealous that they aren't in tropical paradise.
This is definitely a new direction that we are headed into with social networking. And I don't see it slowing down anytime soon.

-You've got to be before you can do, and do before you can have-

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