Forbes .... " A common question asked of Facebook ...."
" A common question asked of Facebook is whether it will be around five years from now, ten years from now, and so on. Though it’s seemingly a staple of life these days, the internet is fickle, and what once was popular can fall out of favor just as quickly. And Facebook appears to be trying its hardest to make that happen. "
" And Facebook appears to be trying its hardest to make that happen. "
These stories are coming from Facebook competitors who essentially doing the same thing. Most of this is about is about ad dollars and finding content that will attract readers. With 1.1 billion users and over 1 million advertisers FB just happens to be a very attractive company to write about for authors to get hits on their stories. This is how they attract advertisers.
Facebook is also going after market share to attract and retain more advertisers. A strategy that is putting pressure on print and companies who have not figured out how to transition to digital platforms. Most are having the same problem of finding ways to get consumers to pay for digital platforms. Their solution: copy FB. These companies are just trying to get ad dollars or keep from losing them ( as we later found to be the motive of Rupert Murdoch's behind the scenes antics).
Yea, that is the same reason I stopped searching with google, yahoo and bing.. I hate those damn ads.. I am going back to T.V../... I mean Radio,, Er I mean the newspaper.. Oh, hell... they all have ads too..... Guess I will just have to learn to live with them on FB...LOL
"Facebook is going to start losing market share to sites that don’t treat their userbase like they’re products to be bought and sold. Advertising is absolutely a part of the internet, we all understand and accept that, but Facebook is starting to feel like it’s adopted ads as its primary purpose, losing functionality as a welcoming social network in the process."