Facebook Top Status Trends of 2009 – Parochial? Moi?

The conclusions in our previous post relating to Facebook (see below) have been supported by the platform itself. In releasing their Top Status Trends of 2009, Facebook confirm the generic and parochial nature of its content.

As you can see from their chart, Facebook is overloaded with its “applications” which in most cases are self-play games that users try to get their friends to join. The No.2 concern of Facebookers is self-woe in various forms, courtesy of the F**K My Life tag, with No.3 continuing a more specific self-concern.

We’re still not cheerful even at No.4 with its obsession over Celebrity Deaths and self-focus continues at No.5 with Family. Facebookers manage something other than self at Numbers 6 and 7 and then it’s back to self-concern with No.8 Health Care.

Facebook top status trends 2009

While it may seem harsh to say most Facebookers are concerned with self and family, No.9 is the self-referencing FB and No.11 is also a focus on self in relation to milestones. No.13 is undoubedtly my-Yard and No.15 is as explicit as can be – “I”.

Conclusion: Facebook is the place to be if your interests are yourself.


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