I think Facebook could be here to stay simply because you see its logo in almost every single website you go to. MySpace never had that kind of foothold on social networking. There are obviously many other reasons for this, but the logo exposure is the one that sticks out in my mind.
I suppose. Since I moved back to the country I was born in, Facebook is my only contact with some of my old friends who are now spread out to all corners of the world.
I like being able to see what they're up to without having to go through all the "normal" ways of finding out...
I certainly don't use Facebook for it's social aspect, well, as in, I don't talk to anyone I know in person, although one person from my past has added me as a friend, when I don't think he even knew who I was since I didn't even have my real name. I do it for free stuff, and mostly all for games. So I'll comment on a game developers page, or even for films. I just 'liked' my dental place so I can get a free five dollar Starbucks card. I don't like the idea of using it to reach out to old friends, I'm not interested in that. As for the question of if I'm still using it, that all depends. It may or may not be a reliable thing to go to anymore. It may turn into Myspace.
Even if it was around in the next ten years, I definitely wouldn't be using it by that point. I get really freaked out by the idea of the last seven years of my life (since I was 18) being archived on the internet. I'll eventually close down my Facebook for good.
Remember Myspace guys, it was like the most popular thing around. But then Facebook came around and people were being made fun of for having a Myspace page.
The same will happen to Facebook.
I made fun of people for having a Myspace page waaaaaaaaaaaay before Facebook.
Facebook is here to stay, they made a goddamn movie about it. Now I'm just waiting for a video game based on the movie.
That really doesn't mean anything. Kodak went under because hardly anyone ever buys actual film anymore. They went from being the kings of an industry to a bit player because no one needed the one thing that they were really good at. There's always the possibility that Facebook could be overtaken by something else some day. If the company as a whole can adapt as market changes occur, they'll stick around, but otherwise, they could just end up like Kodak.
Won't be using Facebook in a year, it's losing popularity pretty fast and more niche sites are growing. I only ever use it for communication mostly nowadays so I'm cool with it dying. I actually wish Google + caught on cause I've been investing in the Google ecosystem and would have loved to have all my contacts working through it.
I was rather surprised to be in the majority this time, last time I voted on one of these most people were full time facebook users. For some reason social media hooks have never found their way into me, which I always found odd given how popular facebook and twitter are. I have a facebook account that was made for me that hasn't been touched in at least four years, I find it a little amusing my high school friends still bother to stop by the page every year because facebook reminded them of my birthday.
I love how everyone hates on Facebook, and yet everyone is always checking it every single day and often times for hours everyday.
Weird how people do that. But people like to criticize loudly in public.
As for me, I'm still proud of the fact that I've never installed any apps outside one or two. I have enough legit games I need to play, and I feel like any sort of online game is just a waste of time. Although I did start playing Words With Friends and I can see how fun it is to play with friends and why people do it.
I think Facebook is here to stay, and ten year's from now you'll be asking the same question and everyone will be hating on it again. But then they'll check it on the their phone while driving and using it to chat with their girlfriend/wife while at work.