Facebook has reached the status where its downfall can only be caused by the company mismanagement or lack of interest by users. No competitors are close enough to be considered a threat at this time.
However, Going by tech history (or any other), no empire last forever. Going by the facts, MicroSoft in no longer the dominant top dog it was for the last 15 years or so. Anybody remember American Online? A company once valued at $ 220 billion
I guess....lets wait and see
I agree with you to a large extent.
I disagree with the statement that Facebook will be around in 10 years... The site may be around but it's highly doubtful that it will be the "Facebook" that it is today.
A number of factors can come into play. As mentioned, a lot of its users are "trend" members. Also, a vast majority of its heaviest users are the result of Zenga games. And if the previously posted article is correct about Zenga games being pulled, that would have a big effect on its members.
Until the next big thing come around - whatever that may be (a new site, mistake by Facebook, etc) - I don't see Facebook's growth going south anytime soon.
Here's an interesting article in published by the NY Times:
"Researcher Releases Facebook Profile Data" http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/2 ... ed-online/