Discuss: Is Facebook a Fad?

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May 18, 2012 at 05:41:56
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that half of all young Americans think the Facebook craze might just be a temporary fad. Discuss here if you agree that Facebook's popularity may soon fade, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
May 18, 2012 at 07:17:23
Not a Fad (it's been around too long to call it that). But it is huge waste of time in my opinion - it's users need to get a real life.

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#2
May 18, 2012 at 12:07:35
I used to think Facebook was a fad, but it clearly is not. Google+ failed to even make a dent on FB.

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#3
May 18, 2012 at 23:16:18
I think it is as much as the home phone or desktop computer is. Many have navigated away from them and look how long they have been around. Something new will come along and it will slowly die the death of the chatrooms of the '90s eventually.

Likely


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#4
May 19, 2012 at 03:14:24
I wonder who bought fb shares at $38 dollars each when offered for the first time this week.

Interestingly, Mark retained over 50% of the shares, which in my book means he still controls the company, but in going public has released much personal capital from company confines.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#5
May 19, 2012 at 07:42:08
I don't use it & probably never will. And the more I'm bombarded with stuff about it ("like" us on FB), the less likely I am to sign up. I guess I'm one of the "resisters" I've been reading about.

Facebook resisters: why millions refuse to like social media giant


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#6
May 19, 2012 at 07:54:40
I'm with Riider on this one. Don't use it, never will. When I start talking to a smart phone, I'd like to be shot please.

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#7
May 19, 2012 at 14:29:39
I don't use Facebook or any other social networking sites. Still using my Motorola Razr T3 phone too.

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#8
May 19, 2012 at 15:24:04
UH, whats a Facebook, and is one really worth $38.23 a copy?

Keep the old stuff running


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#9
May 19, 2012 at 20:20:11
I think grasshopper hit on it right there. We no longer need some silly site to converse with un real friends. We can now buy a "smart" phone and talk to it. Heck ww can even touch it.

Likely


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#10
May 20, 2012 at 04:52:03
I use Facebook because some of few friends i have hates to communicate thru email.

Othehill
That is a powerful phone, do u use it only for calls?

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#11
May 20, 2012 at 05:52:22
kuwese

Only for calls. I am on my third set of batteries and have replaced the outer lens 5 or 6 times. My wife has the same phone.


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#12
May 20, 2012 at 13:47:10
Facebook won't die that easily. As long as they encompass new technologies as they appear then FB will continue to grow. I'm not a Facebook user (our dog has an account, simply so my children can keep in contact when they are the other side of the world). When you see apps for it built into just about any new communication device, and the vast majority of companies & organisations in the developed world using it, which has never been the case with other, supposedly similar, systems then that's a big argument in favour of it, especially to the generation who are now growing up with it who do not even use email any longer.

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#13
May 21, 2012 at 04:35:40
@grasshopper
Soon u will see people talking with their Television(Apple itv) & cars(icar) if Jobs were still alive.

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#14
May 21, 2012 at 04:40:37
Johnr
A typing dog is very cool to have around :)
Who update Dog status when your childrens are gone?

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#15
May 21, 2012 at 06:17:31
I use facebook a bit. My family is spread all over Canada and the US. The closest family member to me is my little brother who's about 200 km's (120 miles) away and then it's my parents 700 km's (420 miles) away from me. The rest of the crew is thousands of miles away. Also, my wife's from the US so I now have family there too and it's a whole lot easier to share photo's over fb than it is to make up CD's and send them out to everybody.

I have two grandkids in the US and the best/quickest way to see their pic's is via fb. My daugher-in-law can (and often does) snap pics with her smartphone and I'm looking at them in minutes.

Typically I don't think to check fb until my wife says "Oh, you have to see the new pic's of your grandson that our daughter-in-law just posted on fb"

If fb died tomorrow it wouldn't bother me in the least.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#16
May 21, 2012 at 07:12:44
For me the hard thing to do is to post picture of myself on facebook. If i want to share a picture i prefer the old way(email). I want to be hard to find.

Curt R
I guess it is easy to take photo with a smartphone and post it on facebook because facebook is intergrated to many smartphone OS.

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#17
May 23, 2012 at 01:51:18
Yes, one of my sons has been over in the Phillipines doing voluntary work clearing up after their misfortunes for nearly 3 months & even there he was able to post photos & send messages on an almost daily basis using his smartphone.

I actually do the typing & updating for our dog, but he does do some of his own posts, though they are pretty boring to be honest :-)

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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