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I'm sick of every possible facet of your life having to be tied to social media in some way, almost like it's a requirement. I still get shocked looks from people when I say I don't have a Facebook.
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I'm sick of every possible facet of your life having to be tied to social media in some way, almost like it's a requirement. I still get shocked looks from people when I say I don't have a Facebook.

Same here!
     
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I have been trying to figure out what is good about this acquisition for Microsoft but also what market segment would benefit from it the most.

It would have to be a market segment that is tolerant of targeted ads, familiar with social networking and the players are seeking new life opportunities.

I came to the conclusion it would have to be the Education Sector. It was a time when MS and Apple aggressively hocked their products to this sector and the kids ended up having a single sourced skill set - MAC or PCs. Both companies got themselves a hefty group of long term users and product supporters even though the kids were inadequately trained to use the apps.

The desktop PC is still the anchor of the business community so it makes sense that MS would be all over the education sector promoting and touting the integration of their Office products, browser and email apps with a SN for access to job opportunities. Though this has PR value, I can not see it creating a seismic shift in product appeal.
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