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I think the internet was invented just for this moment.Read Write Web posted a story that mentioned ‘Facebook.com” and for some reason it came top of the Google search for that term.A surprising number of people, who instead of using the address bar, use the search bar to find and click onto websites, clicked on the the top link, expecting it to take them to Facebook.It took them to Read Write Web instead, and, well confusion and hilarity enused.It still ‘ensuing’, over 1200 comments later.Read Write Web posted this on the article to try to clear up the confusion…

Dear visitors from Google. This site is not Facebook. This is a website called ReadWriteWeb that reports on news about Facebook and other Internet services. You can however click here and become a Fan of ReadWriteWeb on Facebook, to receive our updates and learn more about the Internet. To access Facebook right now, click here. For future reference, type “facebook.com” into your browser address bar or enter “facebook” into Google and click on the first result. We recommend that you then save Facebook as a bookmark in your browser.

Unfortunately, I think that upon reading this, they’d be lost when they got to the bit about ‘browser address bar”.

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