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article imageOp-Ed: Facebook becomes the most visited website of 2010

By John Simon Ritchie     Jan 3, 2011 in Internet
Recently, the results of the most visited websites were released to the general public, and to many, it came to a great surprise that Google's reign as the most visited site on the web has ended.
That's right; as of today, it has become official; Facebook rules the world, finally becoming the most visited website on the Internet; and knowing this, am I honestly the only one left saying, "...and?"
Since the creation of the Internet, there have always been constants. One of these constants is that websites will come, and eventually die. Honestly, do you remember the last time you've check your Friendster page? Exactly. Facebook is not immune to this rule; and in time, the hipsters in your local coffee shop will hear the very word Facebook, and tremble in their high-top Converses.
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that I have noticed an incredible rise in Facebook's popularity over the last 6 - 8 months; the new movie; The Social Network, the book, The Accidental Billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg being named as Time's Person of The Year!
It's all around us, Facebook is taking over. In an average week, you probably hear the word, "Facebook" a few dozen times. "I saw that on Facebook." "Hit me up on Facebook." "Check my Facebook." It's become common language to us; Facebook is sitting on it's high-chair, looking down at the world, with nowhere to go. Well, nowhere to go but down. Remember MySpace? Do you remember everyone being on it, spending hours upon hours on end, just wasting away their time? Remember when people fell in love with MySpace, and thought it would never die? Remember when it died? Now go out and ask someone to add you on MySpace, then, watch them point and laugh at you (and eventually tweet about you.)
So, what does all of this mean? Good question, not such a great answer. It honestly doesn't mean anything; Internet trends are practically designed to come and go. Facebook is just another big thing that everyone's geek-ing out about, for now. But in five years from now, we'll all be laughing at ourselves for conforming to this trend (remember MySpace?); and we'll be doing it while we tweet that we recently wrote a new blurb on our Tumblr page, which we connected to our iPhone 9's with an RSS feed.
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