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Mulling: The Future Of Facebook

Posted on | December 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’ve been considering Facebook lately.

I’m not certain why but it’s been on my mind. Mainly, I’ve been considering its future and wondering if it has much of one. Certainly, half a billion users is nothing to be sneezed at and few could argue with Facebook’s current clout in the Internet world but still I find myself wondering.

Perhaps this is all personally coloured and biased because I grew, quite a while back, to hate Facebook immensely.


I’ve been feeling for a number of months now, however, that Facebook may have plateaued and might even be due a turn.

It’s the geeks, you see. The geeks tend to be the early-adaptors and social media is no exception. The geeks also tend to be among the first to move on though, and – I think – that’s begun to happen. Whether they portend or cause the demise of Internet giants, the geeks are frequently a good indicator.

Of course, a lot of people have a lot invested in Facebook but I wonder if a sea change isn’t coming over the next year or two. If nothing happens, I’ll quietly delete this post in two years but, if Facebook gets MySpaced, well, I’m going to look like some sort of Internet savant and will probably make millions on speaking engagements as a technology pundit.

If you’ve been considering closing your Facebook account, therefore, it would really help out my plans.


Gerry Hayes

Gerry Hayes

I mostly sit around all day and drink tea. Occasionally, I write stuff and send it to strangers so they can humiliate me and deride my efforts. Other than the self-harm to dull the shame of failure, it's not a bad life. Like I say, there's tea.

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