The end of facebook coming?

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erikgault wrote:What about Google+ ? It is being said to be a facebook killer.
Google+ has been brought up multiple times in this topic and its projected future impact on Facebook has been discussed in detail throughout the topic.
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XTCRadioUK wrote:I must say that Google brings out products that always work so well!!
This is like their forth social network
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Facebook will stay ... for bad ...
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yes. facebook will stay. to many users both private and commercial.
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Jessican wrote:to many users both private and commercial.
In my opinion, nothing is too big to fail...

When anything gets too big, it can get slow and monolithic. Too resistant to change. Something new and fresh can come along and the fickle public would switch. The most relevant example is probably myspace.
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Maybe the end of FB won't be the result of Google, Twitter, or any of the other reasons listed in this topic. Maybe it will be Anonymous :idea:
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keith10456 wrote:Maybe the end of FB won't be the result of Google, Twitter, or any of the other reasons listed in this topic. Maybe it will be Anonymous :idea:
If Anonymous think they can take down Facebook, they should really think again. Anonymous couldn’t take down Amazon. Even if they’re organised about it, nothing they do could keep it down permanently. (maybe for a few days at most?)
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I don't think Anonymous is claiming they're going to end FB (and neither was I). I believe their point is to bring to light the negative things that FB is doing with our private information.
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Lol this isn't a problem? Why are you trying to avoid this change? Everyone has been waiting for this!

This means you can design a simple HTML page and iframe it on your page. Way easier than FBML. No cover images for videos. Pretty much a website on your Fan Page.

This is going to get crazy exploited though.
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aaronrockies wrote:Lol this isn't a problem? Why are you trying to avoid this change? Everyone has been waiting for this!

This means you can design a simple HTML page and iframe it on your page. Way easier than FBML. No cover images for videos. Pretty much a website on your Fan Page.

This is going to get crazy exploited though.
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I think it will be a very slow process, but it will of course eventually tumble. If anyone can take down Facebook, it's Google!
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Google is one factor causing FB decline, but not the only. Teenagers are switching to Twitter, second factor. Third, FB is facing raising legal problems in the US and Europe. The companies are discovering that advertising campaigns on FB don't pay back. You could stay there to watch and monitor brand prestige and update events, but keeping a profile and maintaining relations is free, it doesn't generate incomes and if you start charging for being on FB maybe the users leave you. Finally, they have planned to go public, if the incomes decline, the stock price will decline and the financial sector won’t support them any longer. Does it sound familiar? Doesn't it look like the .com bubble?
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I don't see an FB decline at all but I do see the "complaints" about FB data as very interesting entertaining even!
Max Schrems, 24, decided to ask Facebook for a copy of his data in June after attending a lecture by a Facebook executive while on an exchange programme at Santa Clara University in California.

Schrems was shocked when he eventually received a CD from California containing messages and information he says he had deleted from his profile in the three years since he joined the site.
he was shocked? is that really true? shocked was he? :oops:
After receiving the data, Schrems decided to log a list of 22 separate complaints with the Irish data protection commissioner, which next week is to carry out its first audit of Facebook. He wrote to Ireland after discovering that European users are administered by the Irish Facebook subsidiary. A spokeswoman for the commissioner confirmed its officers would be investigating alleged breaches raised by Schrems as part of the audit. If the commissioner decides to prosecute and Facebook or any employees are found guilty of data protection breaches, the maximum penalty is a fine of €100,000.

Among the 1,200 pages of data Schrems was sent were rejected friend requests, incidences where he "defriended" someone, as well as a log of all Facebook chats he had ever had. There was also a list of photos he had detagged of himself, the names of everyone he had ever "poked", which events he had attended, which he hadn't replied to, and much more besides.
ooo I bet he got more and more "shocked" - all these revelations are truly shocking to me, wait a minute I'll have to go and have a lie down :roll:
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user00 wrote:The companies are discovering that advertising campaigns on FB don't pay back. You could stay there to watch and monitor brand prestige and update events, but keeping a profile and maintaining relations is free, it doesn't generate incomes and if you start charging for being on FB maybe the users leave you. Finally, they have planned to go public, if the incomes decline, the stock price will decline and the financial sector won’t support them any longer. Does it sound familiar? Doesn't it look like the .com bubble?
Keeping a profile and interacting with users is not free but bears an additional cost ... IE: you have to pay some people to interact with n users or you (as CEO/owner whatever) have to pay attention to it by yourself (implicit cost).
About the stock ... we cannot monitor it in a reliable way without an IPO ;) .
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Facebook is the Myspace of this decade that's for sure.
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