Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Travolution@E4T - Just checking my Facebook...

The kind folk at Datalex hosted a free internet station for visitors to EyeForTravel.

So what were many people doing once they'd plugged in their laptops?

Following news today that social networking site Facebook has attracted three million new members in the UK since October 2006, readers will not be shocked to learn that in just a few visits we counted ten people checking their accounts. [Me included, admittedly]

The site is certainly taking the country by storm. We have created a Travolution group and have attracted nearly 30 members in less than a week.

"It's so addictive," the second in command of one of the UK's biggest online travel companies admitted. "I often walk around the office and see people suddenly switch their screens away from Facebook."

Some firms are even blocking staff from accessing the site, such is its ability to distract people from the day-job.

At least staff at one particular online travel operation will be safe for a while...

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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