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Unformatted text preview: ciety. Co nsider the f o llo wing: Six o f the wo rld’s to p ten mo st heavily traf f icked Internet sites are so cial: Facebo o k, Yo uTube,
Blo gger.co m (co nsidered separately f ro m parent Go o gle), Wikipedia, Twitter, and QQ.co m
(China).Via Alexa.co m, June 1, 2011. Via Alexa.co m, June 1, 2011. U.S. users no w spend mo re
time with so cial media than o n any o ther catego ry o f Internet use.“What Americans Do Online:
So cial Media and Games Do minate Activity,” NielsenWire, August 2, 2010.
It to o k just three years f o r the number o f so cial sites in the to p ten to gro w f ro m o ne to six.
Ho wever, the list is vo latile, and half o f the to p so cial sites f ro m three years ago (MySpace, Hi5,
Orkut) are no lo nger ranked in the to p ten.Mo rgan Stanley, Internet Trends Repo rt, March
2008. Mo rgan Stanley, Internet Trends Repo rt, March 2008.
With o nly seven f ull-time emplo yees and an o perating budget o f less than $ 1 millio n,
Wikipedia has beco me the f if th mo st visited site o n the...
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