excerpts from Forbes article by Gene Marks, (Contributor I cover technologies helping companies be quicker, better, wiser.) Hmmm…I recently noticed something. My teenage kids are not on Facebook FB +2.45% as much as they used to be. Over the years Facebook has been as much a part of our family as my in-laws and our dog. More loved than the in-laws, but less so than the dog, of course. It was the primary application used by all of us the minute we turned on our computers. But interest has waned as my kids have aged. Ruby Karp, a thirteen year old, explained last week in Mashable why she and none of her friends use Facebook. Among the reasons: “Facebook has been trying too hard. Teens hate it when people try too hard; it pushes them away. Teens just like to join on their own. If you’re up in their faces about the new features on Facebook they’ll get annoyed and find a new social media.”
Chris Hoffman from tech website MakeUseOf agrees that not only is Facebook not as cool anymore but there are too many other great choices for social media platforms. “Interestingly enough,” he notes that people “…are moving away from social networks like Facebook that are linked to their real identity and towards other networks where they use pseudonyms that aren’t their real names and avatars that aren’t their real faces.”
These are all reasons why Facebook is in decline. And there are more. The death of email has been vastly over-exaggerated. Email is still the primary means of communication for just about all companies in the world.
Most businesses have found Facebook to have limited, if any value.
Another thing contributing to the decline of Facebook: the world continues to fracture.
In the end, Facebook is just an application. And people get tired of applications after a while.
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A bubble in decline. who truly believe that Americans can increase standard of living by chatting on FB. Let us increase standard of living by advertising on FB or cutting each others hair - meanwhile the Chinese will take over. This is a set up by the usual greedy New York crooks.
The article summarized:
1) The author's kids are using FB less than before (I won't dispute this--it's his kids--but do HIS kids reflect that actual usage stats? No they do not; also, let's talk someday about another way to describe teens: perhaps the largest unemployed demographic out there--not a lot of bucks to spend, so I like the 18-54 demo a lot more)
2) There are other social media choices (well, haven't there always been, even during FB's rise?)
3) Email has not died (FB does not depend on the decline of email)
4) Most businesses find little value in FB (please, PLEASE provide supporting information to prove this)
5) The world continues to fracture (please, PLEASE say what "world fracture" refers to, and how it affects FB)
Really a lazy, chaotic piece of pseudo-journalism. Must have been on deadline and had no other recent good articles to crib from.
Many of the youth moved to Instagram which belongs to FB anyways.. However Huge corporate involvement as well as the Group activities among youth, FB is still the leader, let alone the middle aged and the grannies.. No charge Mobile messaging used Left, Right and Center by youth and many adults as well. Boat could be slow, but solid!
Sentiment: Strong Buy