So here is the numbers we have been able to gather for December 2011. (Dec 16, 7:06 a.m.)
“Facebook Robot” has been on our website 1688 times this month alone. That’s 112 times every single day. Our question, Facebook is in the process of becoming a Search Engine? Or are they worried that our website would grow beyond expectations.
We understand that they may be little annoyed with us because we are using the website name AvoidFacebook.com to bring about the awareness. My hope is that in due time they will understand that social networks have to mature and only way to mature is to see it from both side of the fence.
Yes I pitched the idea on Dragon’s Den TV show and everyone is thinking it is a stupid idea and I have read all the comments on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Facebook, Twitter and the comments left on our website. They were mostly demeaning and humiliating. But it’s all worth it because we were able to bring about the awareness to the forefront.
Since Dragon’s Den pitch Facebook Robot (Bot) has been on our site more than 112 times a day just like Google Robot would index our website.
The pitch I gave at Dragon’s Den is not for the Dragons. I really didn’t care if they would invest in the idea or not. Our ideal partner would be a media company. In a way I am glad that the Dragon’s said no to the idea.
We know that Facebook is deeply concerned about our website. Otherwise they would not be crawling on our site so often. As I write this article I am sure the executives at Facebook would read this article as they have been indexing our site more than 112 times a day.
If they are not concerned about our website the question would be what are they are doing on our site 112 times a day. Indexing to become a Search Engine like Google? or just simply worried that we would grow. If they think we would grow then they are fuelling the growth by indexing us so frequently. We now know for sure that Facebook is concerned about our website. Otherwise they would not be crawling on our site so often.
At this moment I can only think of two likely scenarios. 1) Facebook is either worried about the future growth of our website or (2) they are in the brink of becoming a search engine and they are testing their search engine (Robots) on our site. May be Facebook can answer the question in due time.
Our website is committed to bringing about the awareness of social networking. We have covered lots of issues and concerns on our website and we will continue to cover them. My hope is that in the long term people would view our website and would think “here is a site that did not join the band wagon and stuck to a principle idea of bringing about the awareness to the forefront”.