Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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Math is hard
by kelvin on Thu 18th Feb 2010 08:28 UTC
kelvin
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As of writing, there are 1631 comments on the ReadWriteWeb story, and Facebook has "more than" 400 million users. [...] about 0.04% of Facebook users.

@Thom: I never graduated college, but I'm pretty sure that your percentages are off by a factor of 100.

1631/400million = 0,000004 = 0,0004%
163100/400million = 0,04%

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