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Originally Posted by redsox83381 View Post
I don't think you know how popular FB is.... In my area people are on 24/7.
You mean they're not too busy cheering for a bunch of cheaters to win the Super Bowl or have their baseball team buy a World Series, just like the Yankees?
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Almost EVERYONE I know has a facebook lol, all ages, all backgrounds, most go on everyday, have lots of applications, some have huge collections of pics they add to each week, as well as videos. It's so serious in the Uk businesses in London have had to ban it due to losing MILLIONS of pounds from employees spending all their time on it. I think the average time spent on it by europeans is 8 hours a week, Canada only is slightly higher. Then you have the huge amount of businesses using their part of the site.
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10000? if each one had a 320 gb hard drive then that's 3200000 gb right there or 3200 terrabytes... for images? They can't host that much, also I doubt each one has a 320 gb hard drive, they'd most likely have 500 gb+
And they're planning on getting more servers??? Seriously this is a load of BS.
Don't forget that number of drive are required for RAID redundancy. They also might use replication of data at different sites to increase performance. In addition, they probably have a perform an entire offsite database backup now and then.
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Yeah everyone has facebook her but i don't
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post #15 of 55
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You mean they're not too busy cheering for a bunch of cheaters to win the Super Bowl or have their baseball team buy a World Series, just like the Yankees?
Watch it We waited a long time for the Sox and the Pats didn't do anything that everyone else wasn't doing (not that that makes it right) they just happen to be winning. I doubt it would have had the same press if it was the Raiders.


I agree that facebook is huge. You need to keep in mind, people from 10-80 use it and many companies are starting to require employees to have a facebook page. This is especially true for anyone in media relations or marketing.
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I don't even have a facebook, is that healthy?

I think so.
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i dont think i have ever experienced any lag that wasnt caused by effing charter or my router being shoddy on facebook so they must be doing something right
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My connection with Facebook has been sucking the last few days, not even connecting sometimes. Ever since they put that ridiculous new chat bar thing on it. As if pages don't take long enough to open up lol.
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yeah i have never had that problem, everything has and still is snappy, maybe it is just facebook is clogging up the cables going across the pond

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God the day I "need" or "want" a website for me to communicate with my "friends" is the day I stop using the computer. If you need to get a hold of me call me. No need for a dam website I have to log into to see what someone has written me. Only thing I see this stuff good for is underground bands getting known.
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