Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by editor, Dec 27, 2013.
Yep. I can see this.
"i come not to praise facebook but to bury it"?
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...
I look forward to its demise.
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.
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).
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
I wouldn't dismiss it just yet...
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.
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...
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.
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
The teens on my fb so a lot of this kind of posting:
"omgz sooo amazing!!"
"omg what?" ☺☺☺
"bbm mofz" ♥ ♥ ♥
"yaay ♥ ❣ ❤ ❥ ❦ ❧ ♡ "
My kids are all using twitter now.
The Guardian's version would suggest otherwise.
forgot my number
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 ...
like for an inbox
It was all about mIRC in my day
inbox me hun
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.
its all skype, bbm or instagram here....facebook rarely gets used nowadays.
letter writing and pen pals is the future.
You mean IRC as I mentioned .
mIRC was just a client.
I thought everything was public on twitter though? surely thats even less private than facebook? (never really got my head round twitter)
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