The Facebook Connection {Comments Off on The Facebook Connection}

by Ermie C
This article is about how Facebook widgets and plug ins have been gauged to slow down websites.  According to APM Compuware, load times for websites usually averaged 7.5 seconds and now with the increase of plug-in usage, that load time has turned into 12.5 seconds.  Many retail companies have been interviewed and said that they have had performance hang ups.  Adding something like the “like” button widget has already been something that has slowed down websites.  Facebook can be a giant to slow down the whole internet and with the research provided, it is evident that is does.  Analysts even went around and accused the hacker, Anonymous, for messing with their servers.  However, they described it as Facebook IT was just having a bad day. read more...