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Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:25 pm
by Ashley.G.
I love Facebook! If that site ever were to close, I don't think I would want to go to anything else.

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:42 am
by fernades
As long as Google is their, no one cant beat it.Google rocks!Facebook and Myspace cant think about it........ :(

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:07 pm
by A_Jelly_Doughnut
I read an interesting post on a (different) message board yesterday.

To excerpt:
If you took the "phone" part out of a smart phone, most teenagers wouldn't notice.
This is pretty clearly true. How many teens do you see who actually talk on their phones? I see far more SMSing (or twittering, or whatever other apps involve tapping on a phone keyboard)

One of my co-workers sends a text every minute, it seems ... 4 to 5 thousand per month, she says. Almost never takes a call.

So for sure mobile phones are here to stay - whether the "phone" part stays or goes is an interesting question.

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:17 pm
by callumacrae
A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:I read an interesting post on a (different) message board yesterday.

To excerpt:
If you took the "phone" part out of a smart phone, most teenagers wouldn't notice.
This is pretty clearly true. How many teens do you see who actually talk on their phones? I see far more SMSing (or twittering, or whatever other apps involve tapping on a phone keyboard)

One of my co-workers sends a text every minute, it seems ... 4 to 5 thousand per month, she says. Almost never takes a call.

So for sure mobile phones are here to stay - whether the "phone" part stays or goes is an interesting question.
I'm a teen, I tend to use about 30 of my minutes a month. I also use about 300mb of data and send a few thousand texts though XD

~Callum

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:19 pm
by keith10456
A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:I read an interesting post on a (different) message board yesterday.

To excerpt:
If you took the "phone" part out of a smart phone, most teenagers wouldn't notice.
This is pretty clearly true. How many teens do you see who actually talk on their phones? I see far more SMSing (or twittering, or whatever other apps involve tapping on a phone keyboard)

One of my co-workers sends a text every minute, it seems ... 4 to 5 thousand per month, she says. Almost never takes a call.

So for sure mobile phones are here to stay - whether the "phone" part stays or goes is an interesting question.
Very true... This is why the telcoms like AT&T require you to have a phone plan in addition to a data plan. Otherwise, most of the teens would simply get the data plan.

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:09 am
by br549
kzone wrote:http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/social.med ... tml?hpt=T2

If this article is true, facebook days are numbered. Going by history, most people like newer, better and sexier "gadget" around....Myspace ring a bell? If Google can provide that, I predict mass migration from facebook to Google.

I must admit that tackling facebook will take time, ingenuity and tons of resources.

The problem is that if you follow the money trail. It leads right back to the United States goverment. In united states security circles, Facebook has been refered to as the best online tool for profiling and stalking potential "problems."

Facebook collects tons of personal information and yahoo collects even more. Since yahoo, facebook and microsoft are part of the same "organisational flow structures." It isn't too hard to figure out how their lame feature site got so popular.

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:05 pm
by DamienGreen
Nehhh, I don't facebook will end, it's to gooood.

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:51 pm
by Elias
The only time i would beleive Facebook will be closing it's doors is the day i see for myself.

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:20 pm
by ckwalsh
br549 wrote:The problem is that if you follow the money trail. It leads right back to the United States goverment. In united states security circles, Facebook has been refered to as the best online tool for profiling and stalking potential "problems."

Facebook collects tons of personal information and yahoo collects even more. Since yahoo, facebook and microsoft are part of the same "organisational flow structures." It isn't too hard to figure out how their lame feature site got so popular.
Quite the conspiracy theory. I'm certain Facebook is very protective of user privacy, and only shares what it is legally required to (aka, via subpoena, etc).

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:29 am
by keith10456
ckwalsh wrote:
br549 wrote:The problem is that if you follow the money trail. It leads right back to the United States goverment. In united states security circles, Facebook has been refered to as the best online tool for profiling and stalking potential "problems."

Facebook collects tons of personal information and yahoo collects even more. Since yahoo, facebook and microsoft are part of the same "organisational flow structures." It isn't too hard to figure out how their lame feature site got so popular.
Quite the conspiracy theory. I'm certain Facebook is very protective of user privacy, and only shares what it is legally required to (aka, via subpoena, etc).
Well, they weren't protective of user privacy until recently. It wasn't not too long ago that Facebook was allowing 3rd parties access to their member's information without their consent.

As with any social networking site though, don't post what you don't want to go viral.

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:44 pm
by nuckfan15
keith10456 wrote:
ckwalsh wrote:
br549 wrote:The problem is that if you follow the money trail. It leads right back to the United States goverment. In united states security circles, Facebook has been refered to as the best online tool for profiling and stalking potential "problems."

Facebook collects tons of personal information and yahoo collects even more. Since yahoo, facebook and microsoft are part of the same "organisational flow structures." It isn't too hard to figure out how their lame feature site got so popular.
Quite the conspiracy theory. I'm certain Facebook is very protective of user privacy, and only shares what it is legally required to (aka, via subpoena, etc).
Well, they weren't protective of user privacy until recently. It wasn't not too long ago that Facebook was allowing 3rd parties access to their member's information without their consent.

As with any social networking site though, don't post what you don't want to go viral.
Nothing on the internet is ever really private. ;) Big Brother is always watching.

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:36 pm
by Reaper2794
Guys, all they gotta do is have a tool thatll import their pictures and as much stuff as possible over... that's really not difficult especially for Google

Id love it if Google made a social network as a successor to FB since FB sucks donkey balls but they gotta name it something other than Buzz

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:01 pm
by kzone
kzone wrote: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 think Facebook days are numbered

Anyone trying Google plus?..Can't wait to try

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:37 pm
by callumacrae
kzone wrote:
kzone wrote: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 think Facebook days are numbered

Anyone trying Google plus?..Can't wait to try
It's weird

Re: The end of facebook coming?

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:46 pm
by Erik Frèrejean
kzone wrote:
kzone wrote: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 think Facebook days are numbered

Anyone trying Google plus?..Can't wait to try
Google's history with these kind of services don't particularly count in favor of them ;). I think that Google has missed the boat and are at least 3 years to late with a service like this. The fast majority of the facebook users won't bother to switch a way from something that they've been using for years and established them selfs on in favor of something that appears to bring nothing really more than facebook with a google logo.
Also the "inviteonly" thing they always use IMHO won't help their adoption. It's sort of special now because regular users/internet geeks want to see what they've done but once they drop that (anyone recall how long Gmail was invite only?) the whole buzz is long over.

Google really should focus on developing new technologies rather than trying to limp behind popular services and jump on the wagon when it's to late.