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My experience with Facebook has been getting slower lately so I decided I wanted to know why that happened. I used Firefox and Firebug with YSlow extensions in order to determine what the hell was taking so long for my homepage. Here is a screenshot of the YSlow performance analysis.

Facebook YSlow Performance

Looking closer at those results, it appears that what is taking the page so long to load is the number of HTTP requests that are going on:

Number of HTTP requests

In addition to the total size of the files being transferred:

Total data transferred

Come on Facebook developers, you could do better!

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