If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Atlantic)   There will be no successor to Facebook, presumably because there will be no survivors   (theatlantic.com) divider line 78
    More: Obvious, Facebook, Quora, survivors, Tumblr, social networks  
•       •       •

4996 clicks; posted to Geek » on 28 Dec 2011 at 6:27 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



78 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2011-12-28 06:21:13 PM
Like.
 
2011-12-28 06:29:26 PM
Google+1
 
2011-12-28 06:34:11 PM
Just a smoldering wasteland of glitter gifs and emoticons.
 
2011-12-28 06:34:34 PM
FTFA:

"In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio"

You aren't that important and neither are your "friends."
 
2011-12-28 06:36:55 PM
Never underestimate narcisism.
 
2011-12-28 06:38:55 PM
FTFA:

So, on the weekends, I tend to swim in Instagram world, where people are playing with their kids, not the Twitterverse where people are reading essays about politics.

Political essay's in 144 characters or less?

Huh.
 
2011-12-28 06:39:55 PM
I always end up at Fark. For real. Where else is there to go?
 
2011-12-28 06:40:24 PM
Some 15 year old is already thinking of the next big thing to kill off Facebook
 
2011-12-28 06:42:48 PM

Occam's Disposable Razor: FTFA:

"In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio"

You aren't that important and neither are your "friends."


I don't know what half those programs are, much less what they do and I'm pretty sure I know no one on them.
 
2011-12-28 06:46:08 PM
About time. Can I have all their stuff?
 
2011-12-28 06:47:00 PM
Path. It's much cooler.
 
2011-12-28 06:48:50 PM
Facebook isn't going away any time soon. They're up over 800 million users and are predicted to top a billion at some point in 2012.
 
2011-12-28 06:51:45 PM
FTFA:

"In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio have no friends"
 
2011-12-28 06:57:34 PM

BizarreMan: FTFA:

So, on the weekends, I tend to swim in Instagram world, where people are playing with their kids, not the Twitterverse where people are reading essays about politics.

Political essay's in 144 characters or less?

Huh.


Links to political essays can easily fit under 144, still leaving room for someone to write "THIS"-->.
 
2011-12-28 06:57:45 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Some 15 year old is already thinking of the next big thing to kill off Facebook


Hahaha no.
 
2011-12-28 06:58:13 PM
FTFA:"No, I was happily using Instagram to peek in on the celebrations of friends and family."

I had never heard of Instagram and I thought he was making up a word to refer to actually being there and enjoying real life. I was wrong.
 
2011-12-28 07:06:45 PM

Ed Finnerty: Just a smoldering wasteland of glitter gifs and emoticons.


So, MySpace?
 
2011-12-28 07:06:57 PM

baorao: FTFA:

"In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio have no friends standing right next to me"


FTFM because I agree except if your friends move, take a trip, or are otherwise not at your doorway every few days, does that make them suddenly uninteresting to you?

I've heard that for some people living nearby is part of the qualifications of "being a friend", but why bother disconnecting when you can keep in touch so easily?
 
2011-12-28 07:10:42 PM

exactly three days: baorao: FTFA:

"In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio have no friends standing right next to me"

FTFM because I agree except if your friends move, take a trip, or are otherwise not at your doorway every few days, does that make them suddenly uninteresting to you?

I've heard that for some people living nearby is part of the qualifications of "being a friend", but why bother disconnecting when you can keep in touch so easily?


I am not saying you have no friends if you use any of those services. But if you use all of them daily, and you're not an Antarctic penguin researcher, then you probably have no friends.
 
2011-12-28 07:12:41 PM
So FB is like the dread pirate Roberts when he's storming the castle?
 
2011-12-28 07:15:27 PM
Fark's going to replace FB now that it has "like" buttons.
 
2011-12-28 07:27:57 PM
If for not other reason, no other app or service, or no other purpose.... than the fact that Facebook has essentially replaced email.

Standard email has declined over the past few years in favor of Facebook messaging and text messaging. Easier, more portable/mobile, and less spam. And once people settle on an email app, they don't like moving off of it. At all.

Facebook itself may decline in traffic and whole parts of it may be ignored or discontinued, but the messaging part will be alive and well for at least the next decade.
 
2011-12-28 07:35:01 PM

exactly three days: BizarreMan: FTFA:

So, on the weekends, I tend to swim in Instagram world, where people are playing with their kids, not the Twitterverse where people are reading essays about politics.

Political essay's in 144 characters or less?

Huh.

Links to political essays can easily fit under 144, still leaving room for someone to write "THIS"-->.


Some can be found under the hashtag #LongReads
 
2011-12-28 07:36:55 PM
So he's seen Friendster and MySpace turn to crap, and he's bold enough to predict FB will not be beaten and will co-exist with other sites? Ten years is an eternity in the tech world and I can't wait to see what replaces FB.
 
2011-12-28 07:42:41 PM
Listservs and special interest group sites?

Like this one (new window), for instance, for Appalachian Trail enthusiasts.
Or this one (new window) where half the people from above group went after the above site's mods went all cub scout naive on everyone's snarky butt.

Teh facebook will pass into the ether when Sugarburger decides to go stare at the sky in some kind of spirit quest and sells to AT&T or the US Gubmint or a Saudi prince or etc.
 
2011-12-28 07:52:00 PM
"In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio, not to mention email and all the implicit social networks that you can find searching with Google."

Kill yourself.
 
2011-12-28 07:54:25 PM

noit: "In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio, not to mention email and all the implicit social networks that you can find searching with Google."

Kill yourself.


Seriously. No one actually visits LinkedIn.
 
2011-12-28 08:04:50 PM
Facebook is lame now that it's gone to "LOOK AT MY KID" and 'LOOK AT MY DOG...LOOK AT IT!!!!"
 
2011-12-28 08:06:05 PM
It is funny when old people try to make predictions about technology trends.
 
2011-12-28 08:07:18 PM

baorao: exactly three days: baorao: FTFA:

"In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio have no friends standing right next to me"

FTFM because I agree except if your friends move, take a trip, or are otherwise not at your doorway every few days, does that make them suddenly uninteresting to you?

I've heard that for some people living nearby is part of the qualifications of "being a friend", but why bother disconnecting when you can keep in touch so easily?

I am not saying you have no friends if you use any of those services. But if you use all of them daily, and you're not an Antarctic penguin researcher, then you probably have no friends.


Ah, that's logical. Authors of articles like this one give me the penguin researcher impression by default-- or maybe student abroad, or computer lab monitor addicted to replies & likes. His list looked excessive for "any given day".
 
2011-12-28 08:35:06 PM

ProfessorOhki: noit: "In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio, not to mention email and all the implicit social networks that you can find searching with Google."

Kill yourself.

Seriously. No one actually visits LinkedIn.


I do. For work only, of course.
 
2011-12-28 08:37:47 PM

fisker: I always end up at Fark. For real. Where else is there to go?


For me it's like 90% porn, 6% Fark and 4% work-related surfing, which includes about 0.5% LinkedIn. I've tried every single other thing like Facebook and Twitter and they all farking suck ass.

If foobies were still here the fark % would be up to 16%.
 
2011-12-28 08:38:02 PM

Occam's Disposable Razor: FTFA:

"In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio"

You aren't that important and neither are your "friends."


It's not about importance, it's about entertainment. It's just as valid as watching TV or listening to music. If you spend all day every day doing that, that's pretty extreme, but there's some awesome stuff on the internet. I hated the idea of Twitter but I gave it a twirl just to check it out last week, and now I have it on one of my tabs to check every so often at work. The amount of comedy and insight posted on Twitter would surprise you. I'm sure you think that statement is stupid and a sign of what's wrong with this country, but I disagree.

You can be cynical and condescending all you want about it, but if people derive pleasure out of it, why not?
 
2011-12-28 08:38:56 PM

noit: "In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio, not to mention email and all the implicit social networks that you can find searching with Google."

Kill yourself.


He posted on Fark, showing a lack of self-awareness.
 
2011-12-28 08:39:43 PM
There will be no survivors...

img254.imageshack.us
 
2011-12-28 09:00:00 PM
I don't have a FB account and don't want one. Perhaps some day something I desperately want to participate in will require a FB account, and then I might, might join.

I prefer that my real life and my online life be separate.
 
2011-12-28 09:01:19 PM
Facebook: Too big to fail
 
2011-12-28 09:12:04 PM

skinink: So he's seen Friendster and MySpace turn to crap, and he's bold enough to predict FB will not be beaten and will co-exist with other sites? Ten years is an eternity in the tech world and I can't wait to see what replaces FB.


Neither Friendster nor MySpace had nearly as many members, and neither were a way of life for an entire generation. Anybody younger than 25 has literally their entire life on there at this point. Every person they've ever met. Every party they've ever been to. Every picture they've ever taken. Those people aren't just going to decide to switch one day. Sure, nothing lasts forever, but I'm inclined to agree with TFA that there is no "next" Facebook.
 
2011-12-28 09:16:16 PM
http://www.autumnslist.com/
 
2011-12-28 09:21:56 PM

Bacontastesgood: fisker: I always end up at Fark. For real. Where else is there to go?

If foobies were still here the fark % would be up to 16%.


You're kidding right? :
www.foobies.com
Yep it's still here.
 
2011-12-28 09:43:20 PM
TFA is full of shiat. Why did everyone flock to facebook? Because they were sick of remembering what my Xanga name is? Or oh, did I use MySpace or LiveJournal? Was SwimmerBroham69 my Yahoo IM or my AOL?

That shiat was unbearable. You want to connect to someone you know in real life? You search them by their real name, on one site. Anything more than that and a lot of people are going to get pissed off and go away.
 
2011-12-28 09:54:40 PM
Another social network displacing Facebook is about as likely as another search engine displacing Google. Possible in theory, unlikely in reality.
 
2011-12-28 09:55:19 PM

Boatmech: Bacontastesgood: fisker: I always end up at Fark. For real. Where else is there to go?

If foobies were still here the fark % would be up to 16%.

You're kidding right? :
www.foobies.com
Yep it's still here.


That's what I was going to say....
 
2011-12-28 09:57:36 PM

"In a given day, I will end up at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Quora, Skype, Yelp, Pinterest, and Rdio"


Come home to visit me and your mom for Christmas and spend your day like that and I will throw you out on your sorry ass. Then you can tweet, twit, and twat to your heart's content. Visit or GTFO and take your iPad/MacTampon and your 4G-string Smart HemmorhoidPhone with you.
 
2011-12-28 10:12:39 PM
Bah. I'm a Luddite and I'm in my early/mid twenties. I don't use Facebook because I refuse to accept the terms of service. Twitter is the Tourette's Syndrome of the internet and LinkedIn is for multi-level marketing deals. I play online D&D through Skype (and do the same with Minecraft), but that's it. Google+ doesn't appeal to me, just on a paranoid level. I refuse to allow one company my internet history AND social media information voluntarily, no matter how well-intentioned they may presently be. Besides that, Steam for socializing with friends online.

The robot overlords will have to take me kicking and screaming.
 
2011-12-28 10:26:54 PM

Boatmech: You're kidding right? :
www.foobies.com
Yep it's still here.


Uh, by "here" I meant integrated with the rest of the links. It's not even a tab. Plus, those are all paid links now, and extremely few comments. It's weak. It used to be funny as hell to see the weird stuff people would dig up and then comment on. I don't think we'd be visiting the main page here if there were an average of 2 comments a day.

Yes, I understand why it was done and don't blame Drew for his choice, but it doesn't mean I have to like the result.
 
2011-12-28 10:29:05 PM

fisker: Boatmech: Bacontastesgood: fisker: I always end up at Fark. For real. Where else is there to go?

If foobies were still here the fark % would be up to 16%.

You're kidding right? :
www.foobies.com
Yep it's still here.

That's what I was going to say....


Kinda lame now days. Looks like the same 5 farkers are engaged in some kind of mutual circle-jerk.
 
2011-12-28 10:29:57 PM
See AOL.
 
2011-12-28 10:35:22 PM
Geocities ftw
 
2011-12-28 10:49:22 PM

Bacontastesgood: Boatmech: You're kidding right? :
www.foobies.com
Yep it's still here.

Uh, by "here" I meant integrated with the rest of the links. It's not even a tab. Plus, those are all paid links now, and extremely few comments. It's weak. It used to be funny as hell to see the weird stuff people would dig up and then comment on. I don't think we'd be visiting the main page here if there were an average of 2 comments a day.

Yes, I understand why it was done and don't blame Drew for his choice, but it doesn't mean I have to like the result.


`
Yea, 2 links with 8 comments each, about 70% of the rest with 0.
But what the hell, dig up some wierd stuff and submit it.
 
Displayed 50 of 78 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report