Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday...Or "Why Frankie Can't Get His Job Done"...

There was, as every year, a lot of hoopla on the blogs about Black Friday. As usual, some of my favorite writers made me laugh, cringe, snicker and groan. Members of my family did participate in the melee festivities and did quite well, but since I'm a blogger and spend far too much a lot of my time on the internet, I thought I'd wait until what is familiarly known as CyberMonday and blog about that instead.
I discovered something very interesting today about CyberMonday that I hadn't heard previously and I thought I'd share it with you. Do you know how CyberMonday came about? Several years ago, online retailers noticed a second spike in sales following Black Friday on the Monday immediately following. But why Monday, you might wonder... Apparently, buyers were waiting until they got to work following the weekend, to take advantage of the faster broadband internet at work as opposed to the then-more-common dial-up service that was the norm in most homes. Though most people now have broadband at home, this now traditional online shopping day has stuck in our culture.
Which brings me to my next thought. I find it interesting what people choose to do "surfing"-wise from work and from home. Many people check my blog only from work, which is why my stats tend to 'dip' over the weekend.
It's hard to get a good idea of what is really going on with people at work, ever since that guy got fired for spending 500+ hours in a six month period at work on Facebook, but I think we can all make certain deductions.
So to all you CyberMonday shoppers..... GET BACK TO WORK!!!!

(But first post your best deals in my comments section so we can all share in the joy of shopping in our pajamas ;) )

3 comments:

tesyaa said...

I was sure there were only 168 hours in a week. But I'm a math person :)

G6 said...

Whoops Tesyaa,
My mistake.
The article says 500 hours in a six month period, equalling 4 work hours a day.

FBB said...

I heard someone once say:

Could you imagine if a person came to work with three newspapers, a couple of magazines, two dvds, and a game boy tucked under his arm?

Well, that's the internet....