posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 12:48 PM
a reply to: onequestion
Why not? At one point everyone under 30 used MySpace, and only 16k people had ever even heard of Facebook. Two years later, no one used MySpace at
"Business people," especially lazy investor-types - don't want to hear that Facebook will one day dwindle to near obscurity, but why shouldn't that be
the case? Every pop culture thing, from Poodle Skirts to the Rolling Stones eventually fades. You may still be able to buy one, but the demand will be
nothing like it was in the growth / plateau phase of its life-cycle, and for good reason:
Business is predicated on innovation, expansion and revolution. That's why your favorite restaurant from ten years ago isn't that good anymore, and no
one else you have spoken to about it disagrees.
As a thing grows, it necessarily cheapens itself in a quest for greater efficiency and profit. This action can have only one outcome for the consumer:
dissatisfaction. The product or fad has dwindled in your mind because it is no longer serving your interests exclusively. It is now catering to
everyone's interests, including its shareholders.
I give Facebook another 10 months of gratuitous media exposure, followed by a short hard fall as it is supplanted by something shinier. In 2 years? No
one but grandma will ever log into it. Same as it ever was.
edit on 25-9-2014 by 0zzymand0s because: (no reason given)
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