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Facebook, while it may have been a fad has mutated into a huge gold mine. Not only that but it has changed the way a lot of people share information with close family, extended family, friends, etc. Then you put news and media on top of it, artists, company profiles, you name it; it's not going anywhere.
This is true. Facebook, I know at least for the electronic music scene (Dubstep, Drum and Bass, etc) most if not all producers have a Facebook page that people can "Like" and that's where you can get all of their info from. Upcoming songs, live streams, videos, dates, giveaways, etc.
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I hope FB dies, it's so damn plain!
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*shudders* Reputable companies creating a Facebook page (let alone spending 10,000$ to make it all snazzy) makes me sick to my stomach every single time.

Facebook is a gimmicky, silly contraption designed to make EVERYONE feel special by giving EVERYONE their own page.
It's like having a website or a blog.. but without the need for intellect or personal worth.

But its gotten SO popular as the new "IT" thing that if you don't have - you must not be "cool".. that companies and in fact EVERYONE on earth, probably including presidents and kings.. all have a Facebook page, in order to appeal to the masses in "coolness".

It's like Facebook is "Coolsville" and everyone wants a summer home there.
The more "likes" you have, the closer you are to the center of town.

What WILL replace Facebook is UNDOUBTABLY a service that lets you do more than chat, post silly photos and express whether you like something.. or like something.
Something with more features than Myspace.

Like an interactive world that seamlessly integrates Netflix, Rhapsody, etc. into it.. kind of Playstation Home but without the crappy 3D interface.
I think Google will be the ones that makes it, because I don't see any Entrepreneurs on the horizon.
Edited by Track - 3/27/11 at 11:40am
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Facebook, while it may have been a fad has mutated into a huge gold mine. Not only that but it has changed the way a lot of people share information with close family, extended family, friends, etc. Then you put news and media on top of it, artists, company profiles, you name it; it's not going anywhere.
It's a huge gold mine for data mining. I thought that's where they got their major revenue stream from?

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Problem is that adults over the age of 40 wouldnt join it. It look to gimmicky for them i guess.

on Facebook you now have 80 year old grandmothers posting stuff on their walls.

I did like Myspace better for the sheer fact u didn't feel like u had to be on your best behavior. I also met alot of girls off there
LOL. The only girls that I ever met there were under 18 trying to "get with" me. I deleted my account after finding out that being over 18 and single meant an inbox full of porn bots and that being under 17 meant underage girls (or the FBI) soliciting. At that point I said to hell with it and bam, rm -rf /myspace. That place was an internet virus.
     
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Xanga is going to come back and take over everything.
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Guys, it's not Myspace anymore. It's My (Oversized underscore)

I'm glad it's dying, everything Myspace can do can be done elsewhere without the mind-blowing UI that takes a map to navigate through. Of course I also think myyearbook.com should die as well.
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Xanga is going to come back and take over everything.
Oh dear god. I thought I was old. Xanga. LOL. I can't even remember what it looked like.
     
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It's a huge gold mine for data mining. I thought that's where they got their major revenue stream from?

Well yes, but it's also a gold mine for advertising. Artists, individuals, companies, etc. Don't think just about what kind of targeted media is being sold based on data mining (and distribution...) from Facebook data. It's a wealth of money in it's own right...
    
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Well yes, but it's also a gold mine for advertising. Artists, individuals, companies, etc. Don't think just about what kind of targeted media is being sold based on data mining (and distribution...) from Facebook data. It's a wealth of money in it's own right...
I forget because I spend more time on vkontakte.ru than I do on facebook these days. What worries me is that kontakte is starting to mimic facebook more than before. If they change the UI to FB I'm not going to be happy.
     
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Good. Now, if only Facebook and Twitter could die, too, then the social networking virus would die.
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