I’m beginning to see the end of Facebook.
It was about 4 years ago when I predicted the end of MySpace. Facebook was not only a better social network, it was superior to MySpace in every way. Aside from that, it grew to become something that could no longer compare it to MySpace. If anything, it only mimicked the familiar MySpace just to steal its user base.
And now…I see the end of Facebook is not too far off. Facebook showed me how incredibly useful it was to have access to all my friends and family from one central location. It was nice to have access to contact everyone via chat, messaging, email, and sharing information quickly to one another.
And then I saw that I didn’t need all those friends. In fact, I could probably live with just 100 of them. You know, the top 100 that actually comment and look at my stuff and interact with me IN REAL LIFE. As helpful as Facebook may be in mass communication among your many friends (and acquaintances), I’m not so sure it brings true meaning into my life. The fact that I can live without it could very well mean the end of the network.
What will the next social network be? …I’ll put that in another post.
Hey buddy! Did you change your mind?
Yes and no, as I still feel the same about THAT (older) version of Facebook.
Only difference is Facebook has evolved so much since then. It went from being a glorified contact list and public photo album…to business/hobby forums, marketplace, news/search engine, business directory and reviews and advertising, mobile app integration, voice/video call, video network. And on and on and on. Even a multi-platform in many ways.
It’s 100 more things today than it was back then. Facebook saw their own potential demise and pivoted with the times. And they are STILL rapidly evolving…such as challenging over Youtube gaming and Twitch for example. Kudos to them. Truly incredible work.