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Facebook: is it over?

June 16, 2012 4 comments

For those who don’t believe Facebook could soon become obsolete, remember that the Third Reich was destined to last a thousand years, that communism mushroomed, grew, and died all within 70 years, that the mighty Roman Empire lasted but a few centuries. Civilizations, like trees, like rock groups, have a finite lifespan. So do social media (Friendster, MySpace).  Facebook will be around a while—800 million fans won’t opt out all at the same time–but its days are numbered. For multiple reasons and not, as popular wisdom has it when something is doomed, victim of its own success.

So why is FB doomed? Let me count the ways. Read more…

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