With over 1 billion users, Facebook is the size of a well developed country. Yet, is Facebook really going to be around forever? Someone said to me in conversation yesterday that Facebook will be the death of our society, with its ego driven content from dramatic individuals mixed with direct marketing tactics from companies. There is very little balance to the kind of content you will see on Facebook, and there is too much clutter to get to the meat of what you actually will want to see. There are countless articles and applications out there, meant to help clean up the clutter on Facebook, it may not be enough to keep the social media giant popular forever.
You see, Teens aren’t using Facebook.
There are many articles that were published in the past few months discussing the phenomenon. Apparently, sites like Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr are more focused, less cluttered and less drama driven.
And the baby boomers and Generation X hasn’t caught up with them yet. Which means, teens don’t worry about their parents following them and commenting on everything they do.
CNN recently wrote this article about it. And apparently teens are using Instagram, Snapchat, Messenger Systems, Pheed, AskFM and Twitter instead. So if the youngest generation is quitting Facebook, then I suppose Facebook’s mortality clock has begun ticking.
- Without Facebook (botjerp4.wordpress.com)
- Teens To Facebook: “Okay, Bye!” (readwrite.com)
- Here’s the app teens use more than Facebook – and of course, it’s not Twitter (venturebeat.com)