So the title of this post sounds a lot creepier than I intended...oh well, it keeps things interesting. Most of the internet usage of my classmates was pretty typical; however, I was surprised to see how many of them actually do check the news. I guess I'm just the slacker here who doesn't pay much attention to current events. I would have to say that is mostly because I find the news either slightly depressing or annoying. Much of the news (as I noted in my earlier blog I have been paying more attention to the news...at least enough to make nytimes.com my home page and read over the headlines before moving on to FB) is either about the elections (which irritate me...politicians aren't exactly my favorite people right now), some terrible accident or crime that happened somewhere or other, the (unending) conflicts in the Middle East, the financial crisis either here in the U.S. or in Europe, or a number of other calamities around the world. I know, I know, I should care about all this, and, deep down, I do, but I hate to be assaulted everyday with the troubles of the world for which I can do nothing. I feel like I have the choice between cynicism and apathy.
Ok, now that I've vented on all of you, (sorry!) I also noticed how sites like Facebook have become a part of our daily lives. I think almost every one of my classmates mentioned getting on FB at least once a day. It's amazing how much they have integrated into our lives and our culture.
Just for grins and giggles I looked up the top most visited websites on the internet. The website I got the information from had the "Top 500 Global Sites" but I'll just list the top 20 here. If you want to see the rest go to http://www.alexa.com/topsites
I literally copy and pasted this on here so I won't take credit for whats written here (and you're on your own with the stuff in different languages. I can't help you there.)