Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network’s initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network’s expected asking price is too high.
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Ladies, gentlemen, and distinguished guests:
I present to you, the beginning of an end of an era.
A few hours after the announcement, people don’t seem too thrilled with Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, according to this Mashable Poll.
[U]sers will understandably be concerned that this acquisition will lead to a major change or even a shutdown. Most recently and perhaps most notably, Facebook bought Gowalla only to shut the service down three months later.
The tone of Zuckerberg’s post certainly indicates that this will not be the case, but some of Instagram’s estimated 30 million users may still feel anxious.
Craziness: Politics have blurred the lines between opinion and facts so much that Americans can’t even guess the truth. When asked a simple question about one of the most prevalent issues in our economy - unemployment rate - only 1/5th were able to respond correctly.
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate at the time of the survey was 8.3%—a little higher than the 7.8% rate in January 2009, the month President Obama was inaugurated.” So the correct answer is “increased a little”. Credit can be given to those who said there was “No Change”, as the rate was consistent at 8.3% since February 2009, just one month after Obama took office.