Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Facebook

there is one word i've been hearing more often than yabeela lately, and it's facebook.

According to Chris Hughes, spokesman for Facebook, "People spend an average of 19 minutes a day on Facebook."In a 2006 study conducted by Student Monitor (...), Facebook was named as the second most "in" thing among undergraduates, tied with beer and sex and losing only to the iPod.

apparently, it started as a university networking tool by some harvard student; for fun, here's his picture.

Mark Zuckerberg

i'm not on facebook, but i do have an ipod :)

not planning to get on it, but never say never...

* btw a friend of mine used it as a verb today - as in "facebook it"

9 comments:

Kinan said...

The list of Web 2.0 based verbs include (in my lingo):

to blog, (self explanatory)
to google, (from Google)
to wiki, and (from Wikipedia)
to tube. (from YouTube)

I am not on facebook as well. I just don't see what the fuss is about.

Yazeed said...

come on
facebook is the best social networking site out there
very organized and very clean
unlike myspace
i got in touch with lots of friends through it, i check it several times per day.

KJ said...

Facebook is the best site of its kind out there. I have never seen such an intuitive, uncluttered and functional design like it.

You should facebook more often.

Joud said...

kinan: i also use "wikipedia it" all the time :)

guys i just came back from a dinner a bit ago, and out of 10 people do u know how many were on facebook ? 9. yup, all but me

mad about orkut said...

Yabeela! Facebook it is then.

Yara said...

Hi :)
Ana laa in facebook wala 3indi ipod :) bas taqreban everyone i know is in facebook

Zed said...

congrats Yara, you and Joud are the only 2 ppl on earth that don't have an account with facebook, excluding ppl with no internet and starving to death

arabiannight said...

I resisted joining for 2 years and now i've joined i'm checking it all the time and it's driving me up the wall!!

Joud said...

arabiannight: haha that's what i'm trying to avoid