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Author Topic: Facebook D.O.A.  (Read 3571 times)

bit

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Facebook D.O.A.
« on: December 29, 2013, 05:36:19 AM »
Facebook 'dead and buried'
“What we’ve learned from working with 16-18 year olds in the UK is that Facebook is not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried.”

Gee, does that mean all the 'like us on Facebook' pop-ups will finally start to go away?
« Last Edit: December 29, 2013, 05:58:53 AM by bit »

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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 07:00:58 AM »
Facebook 'dead and buried'
“What we’ve learned from working with 16-18 year olds in the UK is that Facebook is not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried.”

Gee, does that mean all the 'like us on Facebook' pop-ups will finally start to go away?

If there were "don't like" buttons it would likely amount to a DOS attack.  :)

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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 08:06:20 AM »
Facebook 'dead and buried'
“What we’ve learned from working with 16-18 year olds in the UK is that Facebook is not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried.”

Gee, does that mean all the 'like us on Facebook' pop-ups will finally start to go away?

Some interesting points:

- "Teenagers are ... switching to simpler social networks and messaging apps, new research has found. "  So simple texting related apps are Back to Basics. Maybe it's a pity ICQ couldn't have found a way to reclaim their glory. Whatsapp is basically non-SMS texting.

- "even the teenagers that took part in the study admitted that Facebook is technically better than its rivals. ... It is more integrated, ... and more effective for observing people’s relationships."

Who observes their own relationships?! "Observing" is just the fancy word for surveillance!


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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 12:17:47 PM »
Even though it says that teenagers aren't really concerned with privacy... I think that's a fallacy.  Depending on how you ask it- no, they don't care.  But why then are things like snapchat all the rage (if you don't know what it is, you send someone an image, and they have 10 seconds(?) to look at it before it's deleted).

They might not be concerned with the NSA... but they're definitely concerned with parents and leaving evidence...

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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 12:34:16 PM »
(if you don't know what it is, you send someone an image, and they have 10 seconds(?) to look at it before it's deleted).
Hmm...that's how my memory functions  :o


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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 01:06:09 PM »
It's actually 3 seconds... and if the person tries to take a screenshot, it cancels the screenshot and lets you know.

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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 01:16:52 PM »
(if you don't know what it is, you send someone an image, and they have 10 seconds(?) to look at it before it's deleted).
Hmm...that's how my memory functions  :o



Your memory functions?  Lucky bastard.  :)

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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 06:39:21 PM »
Your memory functions?  Lucky bastard.  :)
Who the heck are you?    ;)
 

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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2013, 08:06:18 PM »
Your memory functions?  Lucky bastard.  :)
Who the heck are you?    ;)
 


Ahhhh, just a second.  It will come to me. 

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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 05:20:16 AM »
Even though it says that teenagers aren't really concerned with privacy... I think that's a fallacy.  Depending on how you ask it- no, they don't care.  But why then are things like snapchat all the rage (if you don't know what it is, you send someone an image, and they have 10 seconds(?) to look at it before it's deleted).

They might not be concerned with the NSA... but they're definitely concerned with parents and leaving evidence...

Somewhat off topic, but:

4.6 million Snapchat phone numbers and usernames leaked


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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 11:13:20 AM »
^ And you know what?  They wouldn't care about that.  What would they care about?

4.6 million snapchat photos leaked.

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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2014, 11:48:08 AM »
It's probably always been dead to 16-18 year olds because the rest of us are there  -- and 16-18 years is a tiny demographic.

I am one of those people who hate Facebook but still use it because people are on it, and it seems to be the default way to keep in touch with friends and family members, when you don't really have anything to say.

Adults used to write letters (kids still do), and sometimes put pictures in those envelopes. I haven't done that in decades, it's just easier to type one sentence instead of write a whole page, and post the picture there, and it is 1:Many communication, so there is a chance someone will care.

I tried Whatsapp and wasn't impressed. You can only use it with people who know your phone number anyway, and if you travel outside your home country and have to put in a new SIM card for a different phone number, you're offlne.
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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2014, 11:41:36 PM »
"Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers
Forecast of social network's impending doom comes from comparing its growth curve to that of an infectious disease."  ;D
"Scientists argue that, like bubonic plague, Facebook will eventually die out."

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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2014, 08:35:10 AM »
"Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers
Forecast of social network's impending doom comes from comparing its growth curve to that of an infectious disease."  ;D
"Scientists argue that, like bubonic plague, Facebook will eventually die out."

Heh while this makes for a funny meme, maybe Science is about taking really odd approaches to stuff. A couple of early instincts say that there's a couple of horrible hidden data biases are going on here.
- These are people, people are not viral particles. People are on Facebook because it's "Fun"!
- Big Money is out to protect this, where viruses are "brute clever" but can't orchestrate lock-ins and stuff.

The comparison here I'd want to see is more like Facebook vs AIDS!
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Re: Facebook D.O.A.
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2014, 01:41:54 PM »
Here's a wonderful debunking, by a Facebook data scientist, of the study by wannabee researchers at Princeton University that started this silly story.