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(Jezebel)   Facebook shunned by the younger generation as more and more of its users tell them to get off their lawn   (jezebel.com) divider line 12
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4046 clicks; posted to Geek » on 28 Dec 2013 at 5:23 PM (51 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-28 09:44:42 PM  
4 votes:

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


No, you just have to have a job that requires one or want to occasionally see a video on a screen that isn't smaller than two dog turds laid next to each other in parallel.

All of those "apps"? Those are programmed on desktop or laptop computers. The web infrastructure that makes all of those "cloud" programs that make mobile OSes not complete pieces of crap? Also more easily maintained from a "PC". 

I mean, if you want to design, implement, and maintain a database from your Galaxy S4, you can, but you should put away a little of your salary for the antipsychotics that will be used to treat the mental disorders such activities are known to beckon.
2013-12-28 06:10:19 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2013-12-28 05:31:28 PM  
3 votes:
Good.
2013-12-28 08:44:38 PM  
2 votes:
2013-12-28 05:32:42 PM  
2 votes:
Teens loathe Facebook because a site predicated on writing your thoughts requires a modicum of thought, and we have not seen how far the rabbit hole on the lowest common denominator can truly take us.
2013-12-29 12:44:59 AM  
1 votes:
I moved as far away from my family as possible.  I have an unlisted phone number.  I'm not hiding from everyone in my family, but overall, they cover a wide spectrum of dysfunction, and some are Facebook Whores who'll friend anyone who asks.  The last thing I want is for these people (including my family) to know too many details about my life.  People tell me my personal e-mails and telephone calls are better anyway.

The thing I hate about FB is that it gives people just typing a stream of consciousness passive aggressive rantings and think that that somehow affects things in the real world.

// Posted to fark on a Saturday evening, about to eat some leftover Halloween candy and try to figure out whether the laundry basket of underwear was just out of the dryer or ready-to-launder before I left town for a few days.  Also, my ankles are really itchy; it's either the humidity or the laundry detergent.  Or the Jews.
2013-12-28 09:38:18 PM  
1 votes:

edmo: Xanga.

Myspace

And so it will ever be....


Facebook managed to capture the demo those two never could (adults) and become a utility of sorts. It's a huge part of every major mobile OS (Windows Phone even has in  baked into its messenger) and has the backing of companies like Microsoft, who have a vested interest to see it succeed.

Facebook isn't going anywhere.
2013-12-28 07:40:03 PM  
1 votes:

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?


As a hard core lurker I can say that as a news site Fark is great. I read about nation wide and world news stuff days earlier than in my local paper. The comments are just the icing.
2013-12-28 05:58:57 PM  
1 votes:
Fewer teen posts complaining about how tough their life is.
2013-12-28 05:58:13 PM  
1 votes:
Xanga.

Myspace

And so it will ever be....
2013-12-28 05:57:36 PM  
1 votes:
It's why I'm convinced that you're going to end up seeing continuous churn of social networks. Once the least hip people catch onto a social network, the hippest people are already gone. So the next hippest people follow to be with them, and so on. Lots of people want to hang with the cool kids, but the cool kids don't want to hang with them.

In the real world, we have mechanisms for dealing with that, like memberships of clubs/establishments, more expensive clubs, geographical locations. You can go to top restaurants and sit with celebrities and no-one is bothering them because most of the other people are also hugely successful people who are used to hanging with these people.
2013-12-28 05:55:50 PM  
1 votes:
Good. I need fewer posts of my teenaged cousins making obscene gestures, asking girls for blowies, and swearing like they're playing COD on XBox Live.
 
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