If anyone needed more evidence that people increasingly use the Internet to interact, just look at the current list of sites getting the most traffic worldwide.
- Microsoft Live
Source: alexa.com, 12/12/2007
Four of the ten sites are search engines (1, 2, 3, 5), but five are social web sites (4, 6, 7, 9, 10) and the lone .org on the list — Wikipedia — is a social collaboration. When you consider that the four search engines have email, instant messaging, and personalized content, it’s tough to deny that the web is steering decidedly toward interaction. In fact, the only “information” website in the Top 20 is Microsoft at #18. even exceeds Google on weekends now. traffic
The Top 5 sites in the United States?
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Question: Libraries have long been known as sources of information. Shouldn’t they be known as places of interaction, too?