RE: Has Facebook’s Death Spiral Begun
March 1, 2008
I read the article that Dave posted with regards to Facebook’s Death Spiral, which reminded me of two posts I had read.
The first is by Erick Schonfeld, which talks about how the US users of facebook has leveled off.
Erick predicts that the US usage of Facebook has leveled off because of “friend spam”. This could very well be. I know personally that my Facebook usage has decreased with becoming bored with the applications that has made Facebook popular. They were a novelty when I first joined, however like many things people get bored.
Another post, this one by Robert Scoble, talks about what I has just said. Boredom. Also, there has been many people being kicked off of facebook because of dumb reasons. Scoble talks about a guy in France that was kicked off of facebook for simply messaging his friends. Now I don’t know if that’s all the guy was doing but still.
In a post by Adam Ostrow, Facebook’s usage in Europe is growing very fast.
This could be just because Facebook is just getting caught on in Europe. So this bags the question. Will Facebook level off in Europe as well? Who knows. There are many things that different cultures embrace that other cultures do not. The asian community has usually more technologically advanced gadgets than other continents, and then when we finally have it in North America, China/Japan/and Korea already have better gadgets.
So. Do you think that Facebook will be a thing of the past here in North America? Or globally?