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Monday, June 04, 2012


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Pussycat Catnap

I dunno.

People are more vested in their individual online video games.

If you can't access your favorite tauren for 5 hours - that's more meaningful than not being able to 'like' Justin Bieber's latest Safeway purchase.
- Or it might be. Given that most of these games suffer scheduled downtime, people shift around.

So with your question, if you could not get to that tauren, nor to your blingtard, nor to your jedi, nor whatever... none of them...

Well that's not like Facebook going down.

That would be like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Plurk, Flickr, mySpace, and so on all going down at once...
- And if all of those went down at once, I think that would have -MORE- impact than if all these MMOs (The MMUs of SL, Open Sim, and Blue Mars included) went down at once.

Little Lost Linden

People are still using FaceBook?

Holy Moly!!!

elizabeth (16)

not really. like you say people will go do something else


the only thing that would impact the interwebz severely is if the search engines like google, bing, yahoo, duck, etc went down all at the same time

Rin Tae

I am surprsied somehow ... is facebook anything else then 'light engagement'? .. is there anything there that woud allow for mmersion or keep people occupied for longer? Or is it not more like that people look there, check messeges and go to do something else before checking again and maybe writing a messege themselves.
All of it can be done with various chanells so when facebook becomes unavailable then people just switch to another.

The same will happen when enough people switch form facebook to another social network. Facebook will fall as fast as it has grown before and noone form all those people who currently populate it will look back or think twice about it.

So nothing surprising about facebook not having any impcat on traffic in internet when it goes down. Chances are it wont have any impact when it vanishes someday either.

Wolf Baginski

People don't bother to use Facebook now, however much the big companies think everyone does.

Pussycat Catnap

There was once a time when people thought Disco was -IT-.

Insert laser tag, hula hoops, the Charleston, steam power, mood rings, yahoo, mySpace, pets.com, New Wave, Wham!, Britney Spears, Palm Pilots, etc...

I am repeatedly amazed by people who get so vested in the now that they can't see 6 months ago, and don't realize that 99 years from now nobody will care about what their little fad was.

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