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Facebook is "dead and buried" according to teenagers: study

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by editor, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Yep. I can see this.
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Turned out nice again

    "i come not to praise facebook but to bury it"?
    frogwoman, gentlegreen and fishfinger like this.
  3. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    Which reminds me of my business plan for blurt - nano-blogging with a maximum of 8 characters per message, plus an optional 3-character suffix.

    blurt.com is already registered, so I'm going to have to fork out for a top-level .blurt domain. Trying to find out what it costs takes me into a world of scam, though...
    kazza007, moochedit, marty21 and 2 others like this.
  4. Fez909

    Fez909 um...

    I look forward to its demise.
    mather, kazza007, stowpirate and 6 others like this.
  5. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    Seems to be the case from younger nieces of mine. They hardly contribute to their facebook. I wouldn't know what other networks they're on but I'm sure they're more busy on those.

    Mind you, I'm not surprised. Most teens now wouldn't have been allowed to register when it first came about and anyone under the age of 16 would've probably established themselves on something 'cooler' rather than something their parents are likely on. I can imagine being a teenager and thinking its more a thing for 'old' people if I was their age. My grandparents are on it ffs. No way would I be posting up my teenage shit if I thought any older relative was snooping.
  6. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Reflounced. None of you are worth bothering with.

    Femto-bloggers will deride the blurt business model with a well-chosen "?" or "!" (these being the only two messages that can be sent on their platform of choice).
  7. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    Do you think that maybe older teens have got more savvy about who they share stuff with?
    My personal experience is that younger teens (12/13... my nephew and all of his mates) is that they still use facebook a lot, but a lot of the longer threads migrate to bbm
  8. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    I wouldn't dismiss it just yet...
  9. Fez909

    Fez909 um...

    Why stop there. Have a yacto-blogging system which only allows you to alert the other person they have a message from you, but the message is empty.

    The states involved are: not friends with a user, friends with them, and friends with them in receipt of a message.
  10. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    What I've seen is teens will use more than one channel and use each for different reasons. They're still using FB for family and the ok to share stuff but they're on Twitter with their music and celeb stuff, Instagram for their photos and BBM and increasingly WhatsApp for the things they want to share but don't want everyone to see...
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  11. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    Yes I do. Teens are naturally a lot more savvy about keeping stuff private. bbm/snapchat probably a lot better for that. I wasn't aware that twitter is much more popular but then I don't follow any teens so I don't know.
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  12. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    A tool for every job

    If your a teenager you either have two facebook accounts or just a single PG one

    it's a bit broken in terms of seperating out your lives

    google+ does it better but doesn't quite have the critical mass or the je ne c'est quois
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  13. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom a Somali pirate riding a dinosaur, obviously

  14. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    The teens on my fb so a lot of this kind of posting:

    "omgz sooo amazing!!"
    "omg what?" ☺☺☺
    "bbm mofz" ♥ ♥ ♥
    "yaay ♥ ❣ ❤ ❥ ❦ ❧ ♡ "

  15. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    My kids are all using twitter now.
  16. Greebo

    Greebo trebled hyperbolic

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  17. emanymton

    emanymton A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.

    The Guardian's version would suggest otherwise.

  18. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    forgot my number :(
  19. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    Indeed, but it's demise will be preceded by increasingly desperate attempts to prop it up, probably using all the personal information stored within. If this is unsuccessful, then who knows who that gets sold to.

    People may trust Facebook (although I don't know why), but they may not always be in control in future ...
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  20. FaradayCaged

    FaradayCaged I like pancakes, do you like pancakes?

  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Turned out nice again

  22. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

    like for an inbox
  23. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom a Somali pirate riding a dinosaur, obviously

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  24. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    It was all about mIRC in my day
  25. frogwoman

    frogwoman I welcome your experience

    inbox me hun :(
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  26. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow on me settee

    Just go the whole hog and use quantum entanglement.

    But I'm probably quite unusual as I don't even know what Facebook looks like, let alone have used it. I'm becoming more luddite in my old age.
  27. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    its all skype, bbm or instagram here....facebook rarely gets used nowadays.
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  28. Pingu

    Pingu Officially "Cool as Shit"

    letter writing and pen pals is the future.
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  29. FaradayCaged

    FaradayCaged I like pancakes, do you like pancakes?

    You mean IRC as I mentioned :p.

    mIRC was just a client.
  30. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    I thought everything was public on twitter though? surely thats even less private than facebook? (never really got my head round twitter) :confused:

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