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Why 16% of the code on the average site belongs to Facebook, and what that means

Posted on September 4th, 2017 at 10:03 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


According to data collected by BuiltWith.com, 6% of the top 10,000 most high-traffic sites load content from Facebook’s servers. For the vast majority of them, that content is likely Facebook’s Javascript SDK, a huge block of code that is needed to display such features as the Like button (as seen on many media sites) and Facebook comments widgets (also used on many big media sites, Buzzfeed among them). The SDK code is so big that it represents about 16% of the total size of all Javascript on the average web page.

As if you needed another reason to block all traffic to and from facebook.com

  1. Yeah “as if”, among all the other reasons

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