gingerjet: Old enough to know better: Ah yes. "FB is over". Brought to you by the same people who tell us that PC's are dead.Facebook isn't over. But PCs are dead. You have to be blind to not see that./unless of course you are Microsoft and define PC as being anything with a CPU in it
farkeruk: It's why I'm convinced that you're going to end up seeing continuous churn of social networks.
edmo: Xanga.MyspaceAnd so it will ever be....
fusillade762: Ishkur: farkeruk: It's why I'm convinced that you're going to end up seeing continuous churn of social networks.That's been the case for the past 20 years.First there was Geocities/Angelfire. Then there was Livejournal. Then there was Tribe. Then there was Friendster. Then there was Myspace. Then there was Facebook...Each one has a peak period of about 3-5 years before its users -- predominantly young people because they socialize the most -- grow up and realize that putting their lives online is bad for their careers, so then they shut up and get jobs. The next wave almost never follows up with the same network, and will invariably find a new one.Facebook has had a bit of staying power because it somehow managed to become a replacement for email. Young people don't have email addresses anymore. You either gotta text them or message them on Facebook to contact them.Going forward, what we're seeing now is the fragmentation of social communities into niches. Twitter for news, Flickr for photos, Tumblr/Pinterest for sharing crap found on the web, etc... more will come and go, each professing to be an essential convenience in how you conduct your social life, but I doubt we will ever see an all-in-one community like Facebook ever again.Where does Fark fit into that continuum?
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