From Pine View Farm

Facebook Frolics 2

Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network’s initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network’s expected asking price is too high.

The other half were busy posting Farmville updates.



  1. George

    May 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I’d be kinda interested in a poll question that asked people if the believe Facebook liberated Egypt into democracy? And how many know where Egypt is, too.

  2. Frank

    May 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I think the roles of Facebook and Twitter were greatly overrated by the western press because they were the press’s primary sources of uncensored information.  Not that they didn’t have a role, but that it was ancillary or facilitative, not formative.

    Just my two cents, but the western media does go all gaga at bits and bytes, probably because they don’t have a clue as to how networks work, which also accounts for the gee-whiz about “cyber attacks.”  It’s the press’s own cargo cult.