The days of waiting minutes at a time for internet pages to load so slowly that you almost hear the cogs whirring in your dial-up modem seem like ancient history. Today, advanced and server-heavy websites are loaded up in less than a second and, thanks to broadband, the user is able to stream several television stations live if they wish. With instant access to an ever-expanding realm of information, entertainment, media and art, people are spending more and more time on the internet. A recent study shows that the average teenager now spends over 31 hours a week surfing the web. Is there a problem and if so, where does it lie?
A lot of online Poker players gunning it on the real-money market right now actually started out playing the game on Facebook via Zynga Poker. Due to that fact that the game is available internationally with players coming in and logging in from all over the world with different time zones, there are basically thousands of players online at anytime of the day and you’ll be sure to have a good number of opponents on the tables anytime you feel like playing the game. One can gain hundreds of millions of chips on Zynga poker but those chips wont be worth anything in real money. It’s safe to say that Poker’s immense popularity on mainstream media gain momentum from the popularity and the accessibility that playing Poker on Facebook offers.