Facebook Benchmark 1.0…

Righteo. Having finally succumbed to the modern social networking peril that is Facebook, I’m going to put it to the test. Specifically, I’ve put about 100 friend requests out there in the last five minutes (which naturally means I’m sick of bloody text confirmation boxes) — but how long will it take until they’re either accepted or rejected? If the strength of a social networking application is in the speed of social interaction, then this could be interesting. Or I could be really bored.
Let the record show that Stephen “Social Butterfly” Fenech was the first cab off the rank, about 12 seconds after he was in fact added…

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Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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