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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International users
by lezard on Wed 17th Feb 2010 14:57 UTC
lezard
Member since:
2005-10-11

You didn't take in your statistics the fact that people that went to RWW are only english-speaking users. Let's say that 50% of facebook users use Google in English (conservative), then the percentage is twice what you said: 8.2%.

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RE: International users
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 14:59 in reply to "International users"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Euh, no. "Facebook anmelden" or something wouldn't bring German Facebook users to that news story, now, would it?

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RE[2]: International users
by lezard on Wed 17th Feb 2010 15:17 in reply to "RE: International users"
lezard Member since:
2005-10-11

That's my point: the French users would never have commented on RWW, so you should take into account only 200 millions of Facebook users and not 400.

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RE[2]: International users
by Heard on Wed 17th Feb 2010 16:40 in reply to "RE: International users"
Heard Member since:
2009-12-24

I don't know about other countrys, but I'm german and nobody I know would use "anmelden", english words like "login" are very common here regarding websites.

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