Saturday, December 28, 2013

Facebook on the way out?

A report on NBC Nightly News on Dec. 28, 2013 suggests that Facebook is on the way out and things like
Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter are trending up.

Also from Uncool Facebook dead...

Young people now see the site as "uncool" and keep their profiles live purely to stay in touch with older relations, among whom it remains popular.

Prof Daniel Miller of University College London, an anthropologist who worked on the EU-funded research, wrote in an article for the academic news website The Conversation: "Mostly they feel embarrassed even to be associated with it.

"This year marked the start of what looks likely to be a sustained decline of what had been the most pervasive of all social networking sites.

"Young people are turning away in their droves and adopting other social networks instead, while the worst people of all, their parents, continue to use the service.

"Where once parents worried about their children joining Facebook, the children now say it is their family that insists they stay there to post about their lives. Parents have worked out how to use the site and see it as a way for the family to remain connected.


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