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How Long Before Facebook Goes The Way Of MySpace? Ask The Teens

by | 11th, November 2013


SO. Here’s an interesting little question. We’ve had several waves of social media sites already and none of them has really lasted more than a few years. Friends Get Divorced did ferociously well until it was passed by MySpace, which itself was rather pushed out of the way by Bebo which was then in turn flattened by Facebook. And we could think that Facebook will now rule the roost forever because it’s just so darn big: or we might think that we’re just waiting for the cool kids to find somewhere else to go.

Over at The Guardian they’ve found just the one line which makes it possible that it will be the latte r:

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a “decrease in daily users, specifically among teens”. In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they’re just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the demographic who often point the rest of us towards the next big thing.

There’s more to it than just teens being the guides to what will be the next big thing. Baked into Facebook’s valuation is the ideas that it’s going to be part of the general utilities of life. Everyone’s going to have a smartphone, everyone’s going to have email and everyone will have a Facebook account. As inevitable as having a telephone number.

And it might be

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