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    It isn't really dying out, rather it has reached more of a steady state. In developed countries that is. Maybe people aren't so excited about it because the novelty always wears off, but it's taken a niche on the internet that's unlikely to be abandoned, just like people aren't going to stop using Google unless there is a significantly better alternative.
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    Something better will come up.. Just how fb replaced Bebo and Hi5

    Moreover, I think Twitter is overrated
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    Yes. I quit.
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    (Original post by Macpro)
    I think Twitter is overrated
    This. What a load of **** that site is.

    My prophecy:

    Facebook will be modified to contain more Twitter-esque functions, and Twitter will go the way of Myspace (largely due to its general ****ness).

    Mark my words.
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    No it won't die out as it has basically allowed us to act as peeping toms into the lives of others, feeding the nosiness/jealousy which we will all experience at some point.

    Facebook has near mastered this which is key to it's success and has separated it from other social networking sites.
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    I don't think it's starting to die necessarily..but the novelty is wearing off.

    I'm waiting for Google to launch its equivalent

    A lot of people might say it's so popular that it'll never die...but something better always comes along.

    I had a myspace..it was complicated..I got Bebo and it was amazing, I also had Friendster WAYN and Hi5 at some point as well. Lets not forget the piczo craze either.

    Bebo was the best until facebook came along (I'd probably choose Bebo over facebook still)..when I initially got facebook I didn't like it but everyone started using it so I had no choice.

    It's just a matter of waiting for something better to come along.
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    Like any bubble, at some point it will burst. But you know that it'll burst when people outisde the target group start joining. That means YOU old people. Myspace got raped, i think within 3 years Facebook will suffer the same fate.
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    I do think facebook is past its best.

    The glory days IMO were 2006-07. In the 04-05 era only a portion of students were on it, by 2006 pretty much all uni students had it, but it was just a student thing, so nobody was too fussy about their privacy settings and you could basically stalk anybody in your network. After 2007 pretty much everybody was on it so it meant people tightened up their privacy and you could only stalk your friends, which is a major restriction on stalking habits.

    Then they brought in status updates which started p'ing people off. Obviously some people are still obsessed but now it's more of a "meh, Ive got it, but my life doesn't revolve around it". I have noticed my friends list dwindling slowly over time as people leave facebook or delete me.
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    I'm bored of facebook, love twitter though. People who think its ****e either haven't used it or don't know how to use it properly.
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    (Original post by Karma Charger)
    I'm bored of facebook, love twitter though. People who think its ****e either haven't used it or don't know how to use it properly.
    This. I know a few people who hate twitter, saying it's boring, but they don't follow anyone. Some say it's difficult to use. How?!
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    I think our increased ability to connect whilst out and about through stuff such as smartphones means that facebook won't suffer the same fate as myspace (which effectively killed itself by becoming over complicated and gimmicky)
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    (Original post by [sophie])
    This. I know a few people who hate twitter, saying it's boring, but they don't follow anyone. Some say it's difficult to use. How?!
    I know tell me about it, I hate people who just follow 2 people and just rant at me whenever I'm on it about how **** it is...
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    It won't die any time soon. It's far to useful for keeping in touch with people. Of my two best mates from back in Glasgow one has fb and one doesn't. Fact is I'm in far better touch with the one that has fb because it's so easy to keep in touch with fb. That and all the societies at my uni are run by fb and googlemail.
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    I don't think it will die. I think it will just fade into a background but consistently useful presence.

    I use it less now, as does everyone I have on it. I'm not really sure whether that it is due to a trend related to Facebook itself or whether it's just because everyone I know on there has grown up and got real lives now. Maybe both.
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    Hate the damn thing. Hardly visit it. Hate what is represents.
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    I do actually think that it's seeing less activity. At least with the people I have added, they're a lot less active than they used to be - people seem to use it a few times a week as opposed to a few times a day. Whether this trend is a worldwide thing remains to be seen.
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    Too many addicts on it for it to fail unfortunately.

    Even if another superior social networking site came along, Facebook would still hang in there and keep its place just behind the new innovation.

    Far too many people need a fix of Farmville or poker to get a buzz. The number of times I've heard people mention Farmville is so annoying. I find it extremely sad if im going to be honest. Rather than experience life to its fullest, people want to be stuck indoors playing games and being nosey constantly.

    Hopefully it does get brought down. When it was just about students and a way for them to talk to each other it was better. However, its now far too commercialised and since practically the whole world is now able to have an account, we have the emergence of all the non intellects with accounts and updating their status with some of the most meaningless nonsense ever known.

    The status updates are annoying in my opinion. It should go back to being for students. Hopefully, a new one, explicitly for students comes along and it stays that way. This will be a lot better.
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    yes
    facebook is on its way out
    full of advertising and companies using it to spam
    they keep putting on more useless shit like the new question/poll thing
    it's exactly like what happened to myspace
    the website becomes a clusterfuck of bullcrap and then someone makes a new and more simplistic website which everybody migrates to
    i predict google/youtube will be the next best thing
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    Facebook (2005-13) It was a good run mate, Twitter, your younger more interesting and promising sibling is taking slowly over
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    (Original post by insignificant)
    At first I found Facebook to be a good way of keeping in touch with people, but then I got a smartphone, and for some reason, texting became popular again. I find more and more younger kids are joining it, and older people just for the lulz. I find theres too much spam like:

    - being tagged in an image of some cheesy slogan like ''if you're tagged I <3 you'' and then endless notifications of people having stupid conversations.
    - tons of nightclub messages in my inbox/wall/promoters trying to start conversations
    - companies again advertising their products
    - fake advertisements for free ipods and rubbish.
    - people changing their middle name to irrelevant stuff
    - people 'liking'everything and anything
    - polls with stupid options


    Facebook isn't what it used to be. I think people are starting to get bored of it.. but there are no up and coming social websites to replace it. Hmm..
    nothing last forever, look at myspace for example.
 
 
 
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