farkeruk: MisterTweak: I don't have a FB account and never will, but I would not underestimate it any more than I'd predict McDonalds will go out of business next year. (actually, if you click on the "projection.." button on the google trends graph the article is based on, it ... um... shows it actually on the increase.The difference is that McDonalds delivers a product, and that product is consistent and good (if you like Big Macs).The problem with Facebook and all social networks is that the reason for joining are the other people there. Online social networks have the same problem that nightclubs have - if you're the hippest nightclub around, you won't be for long because the unhip people will want to be where the hip people are, and once they do, the hip people won't want to hang around because why would a hip person want to hang out with an unhip person. Then, the unhip people won't want to go there because there aren't any hip people, so they move on to where the hip people went.Take LinkedIn - I used to get requests from really interesting people for my line of work. Now, I get requests from companies in India trying to sell me software. They've realized there's lots of people on there, and are trying to make money from it, but are ruining the experience for me with their presence. The very success of social networks can be what kills them.
Spiralmonkey: As soon as it became somewhere for parents and grandparents to hang out it's days were numbered.
Trik: it always felt like a fadonce upon a time there were geocities and like sites, then myspace, then facebookso where is the migration heading now?Fark and Slashdot seems to be going through something similarUsed to be on Fark that a photoshop thread would have hundreds of entries. Now it unusual for it to break 40 or 50And the term sllashdotted is a thing of the pastIn Slashdot's case I think it's because the site was sold and people moved onIn Fark's case I *think* people are migrating to reditt(sp?) I really haven't been to the site unless an external link takes me there
joshiz: Beyond that, I just don't care enough to scour through the feed like I did. If I catch something, great, but otherwise whatevs.
markfara: I made the mistake of signing up for LinkedIn. That's the beginning and end of my experimenting with social media.Way, WAY too intrusive for my taste.
meat0918: fusillade762: meat0918: The article writer states that Facebook is too ingrained as a pr/ advertising for business. Personally, get too many ads in there, it will drive people away.It is part of a long list of what drove me away. Once my feed became nothing but ads from things I'd liked, it was a short while later I turned off my account.Facebook has ads?I made the mistake of liking some businesses, and their posts are nothing but ads. Also at the time, Facebook was allowing pages you liked to post as you as well.
joshiz: I have been on FB since the day they opened it to non .edu email addresses.
rkiller1: Spiralmonkey: As soon as it became somewhere for parents and grandparents to hang out it's days were numbered.aka Fark
Tellingthem: I just stopped caring about it. I can only see so many more pictures of your kids, your food, or some silly "wine coming out of a faucet" poster before I just quit entirely.
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