- March 24, 2012 - 21:20
Something that you never mentioned in the story is that a lot of people have more than 1 account. I have 5 accounts that I use just for gaming etc...also many people have started accounts but have never really used them. In my opinion F/B gets old after a few years and the numbers don't give a true account of daily users.For example The Telegrams F/B acct. only has 2992 likes this should be much higher according to the #'s. I have 1400 friends on 1 account alone, I would think The Tele should have at least 20,000 likes on their F/B page if you look at the high amount of users in NL.
- March 24, 2012 - 13:05
Good point David, there are also more people then moose here too.
- March 24, 2012 - 10:53
So what? This is the stupidest comparison of unrelated facts that I've seen in a long time. There are also more joggers than bobsledders here as well!
- March 24, 2012 - 09:56
Keep reading, Steve: "When he was given the comparison between the number of Facebook users and October's voter turnout, Wetsch searched for the number of Facebook accounts held by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians 18 and over (voting age) to put things in better perspective. The result, which may surprise those who see social media as a tool for the younger generation, was 261,000. That's still almost 40,000 more than the number of people who cast ballots." Never let the truth get in the way of shooting off your comment.
- March 24, 2012 - 08:31
The article lies by omission because many of the 273,960 Newfoundland facebook holders are young teens that are not of voting age. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
- March 24, 2012 - 10:00
No omission here, Steve. They also gave numbers for Facebook users of voting age. But never let reading the whole article get in the way of a good criticism.