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The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 12, 2013 02:32AM
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Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the demographic who often point the rest of us towards the next big thing.

[www.theguardian.com]
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: Drew
Date: November 12, 2013 02:59AM
My sons (22, 16) use Facebook, but it's not more important than a variety of other social media type apps. What I can't get a handle on is the wide variety of tools they use to do basically the same thing; Line, chat, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, etc. etc. They mix and match, and they and their friends seem to know how to reach each other. I can't understand the need for so many or figure out how they all work, but they don't even think about it.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 12, 2013 03:29AM
It's sort of iike the equivelent of fixing the clock on the VCR. They just get it. More to the point, what we see as chasing Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc they just flow through them all seemlessly. There's a purity in the chaos.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 12, 2013 08:17AM
Teens surf trends very agressively. They pick up and abandon things very quickly. This is not a surprise.

Expect they'll come back to unix mail lists soon.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: November 12, 2013 08:44AM
I heard that teens are all switching back to Gopher.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: what4
Date: November 12, 2013 09:03AM
Teens for CP/M!
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 12, 2013 09:29AM
Hipsters for dial up BBSen ?
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: Wags
Date: November 12, 2013 09:36AM
Why would any self-respecting teen use the same social media as their parents, or grand parents? That's basic Teen 101
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: decay
Date: November 12, 2013 09:59AM
hipster teens are all about usenet

or was it Hotline servers?



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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 12, 2013 11:13AM
Word on the street is they're now using ... wait for it ... land lines via corded, rotary phones.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: Z
Date: November 12, 2013 11:33AM
Telegram for decay!

Telegram for decay!
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: November 12, 2013 12:04PM
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deckeda
Word on the street is they're now using ... wait for it ... land lines via corded, rotary phones.

When we first moved to California, we were living on a gravel road out in the country. It took a couple of months to get Pac Bell to run a new telephone line. The other half dozen houses shared a party line with us, and most of those houses had girls, and they _never_ _shut_ _up_.
We also kept the party line, but only for a short while- one day Dad came home and found the two handsets taped together. I had two sisters, but suspiciously, neither was home at the time...

Eustace
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 12, 2013 12:17PM
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deckeda
Word on the street is they're now using ... wait for it ... land lines via corded, rotary phones.

Wait for it, indeed!



It is what it is.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: ~Dan
Date: November 12, 2013 12:36PM
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eustacetilley


We also kept the party line, but only for a short while- one day Dad came home and found the two handsets taped together. I had two sisters, but suspiciously, neither was home at the time...

Eustace

I don't get it.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: decay
Date: November 12, 2013 12:59PM
decay like candy.



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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: November 12, 2013 01:02PM
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~Dan
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eustacetilley


We also kept the party line, but only for a short while- one day Dad came home and found the two handsets taped together. I had two sisters, but suspiciously, neither was home at the time...

Eustace

I don't get it.

Somebody was using our outside line to connect the party line elsewhere. The party line phone had no rotary dial- you tapped the hook a few times to get the attention of the Operator. Because outside Operator calls were charged by the minute, outside calls were _strongly_ discouraged.
Our new dial phone was unmetered, so taping the two handsets together head to butt allowed an outside call to be made and go unnoticed, until it was noticed.
Another thing to point out about the party line- it was old and not in good shape. Occasionally, just after it just started raining, you could hear local station KGO in the background.

Eustace
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 12, 2013 04:03PM
My theory is that teens are abandoning FB because it's uncool to use something so widely used by parents and grandparents.



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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: November 12, 2013 04:34PM
agree smiley
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Wags
Why would any self-respecting teen use the same social media as their parents, or grand parents? That's basic Teen 101
agree smiley
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Wags



Asheville, NC Area



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/2013 04:34PM by MartyStickle.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: fauch
Date: November 12, 2013 05:13PM
What is out there that has the potential to replace FB???
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 12, 2013 05:14PM
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fauch
What is out there that has the potential to replace FB???

Myspace devil smiley
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: November 12, 2013 07:09PM
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fauch
What is out there that has the potential to replace FB???

Apathy and laziness.



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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 12, 2013 10:19PM
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fauch
What is out there that has the potential to replace FB???

If you need to ask, you aren't a teen...

Seriously.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 12, 2013 10:45PM
Tons of my "kids" and others are using Google+, Instagram (big time) and Twitter. Google+ makes it easy to keep your Aunts separated from your low-life friends via circles.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: November 13, 2013 04:20AM
My teen nieces are all on Instagram and Twitter (and some others I probably don't even know about yet), have been for at least the past 3 years. They rarely use FB in fact.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: kahuna1342
Date: November 13, 2013 07:20AM
-- --- .-. ... . / -.-. --- -.. .





Two wrongs don't make a right, but, three rights make a left.
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Re: The beginning of the end for Facebook?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: November 13, 2013 12:44PM
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kahuna1342
-- --- .-. ... . / -.-. --- -.. .

Actually, I'm surprised that Morse, (Usually, now "International"), code hasn't caught on. And as anybody who has ever learned it knows, the first 5wpm are the hardest. It has some advantages- It is entirely tactile in transmission- you need to only hit one key consistently, and you can do it while being suspected of merely playing pocket pool.
Hearing it is also trivial; to adults it might just sound like the deranged natterings of an irritated mosquito, if pitched high enough.

The Internet is nothing if not inventive; but it can easily adopt older forms of communication:

[tools.ietf.org]

[tools.ietf.org]

Note that these all deal with the _physical_ means of communication, but there is also the interpretive issues, like how to keep your intercepted communications secure against prying eyes and ears, (Note the reference to Thomas Jefferson.):

[en.wikipedia.org]

The final part deals with the Social issues; A place is needed that is welcoming to all, with minimal barriers to admission. Yet it must also be tightly controlled.
Such a place has already been proposed, with many levels suitable for just about any interest:

[en.wikipedia.org]

This Social Networking Service should be particularly attractive to advertisers.

Eustace
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