The chart on the left has been quite the sensation around the internet the last few days and the article that accompanied the chart is also very interesting in its insight.
A very simple summary is that Americans are dramatically increasing the time they spend on Facebook but that this increase in time on Facebook is now coming at a decrease in the amount of time Americans spend on the rest of the web. I think that the article states it best when it says, "The Social Web Versus the Searchable Web."
The future of the internet is not shrinking the world or globalization but rather one of re establishing a sense of belonging: Its Main Street.Making your way in the world todaytakes everything you've got;Taking a break from all your worriessure would help a lot.Wouldn't you like to get away?Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,and they're always glad you came.You wanna be where you can see,our troubles are all the sameYou wanna be where everybody knowsYour name.