Facebook is Not Cool Any More

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Kyle_Bennett, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    This may come as a shock to you, but all the young'uns are starting to decide that Facebook is not cool any more. The digital measurement firm, eMarketer in the UK, predicted a drop in usage by the 12 to 17 year old user group in 2017 and they were only partially right. It 2017 the actual drop was 9.9% which equates to 1.4 million users. Further they found that about 2.8 million user under 25 abandoned the service and think that rate of loss will continue for 2018. Snapchat and Instagram are still flourishing.


    “We see teens and tweens migrating to Snapchat and Instagram. Both platforms have found success with this demographic since they are more aligned with how they communicate—that is, using visual content. Outside of those who have already left, teens and tweens remaining on Facebook seem to be less engaged—logging in less frequently and spending less time on the platform,” said eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco. “At the same time, we now have ‘Facebook-nevers’—children aging into the tween demographic who appear to be overlooking Facebook altogether, yet still engaging with Facebook-owned Instagram.”
     
  2. T4rd

    T4rd [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Can't send nudes and slut shame everyone on Facebook without consequences from parents and school, so off to Snapchat and Instagram the tweens go!
     
  3. RealBeast

    RealBeast Limp Gawd

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    So old farts are all they have left, huh?

    Well then they definitely need a dislike button. ;)
     
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  4. MacLeod

    MacLeod [H]ardness Supreme

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    That's because all of their parents are on Facebook too and there is nothing uncooler than parents.
     
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    your headline implies there was a time it WAS cool

    LOL
     
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    Why the obsession with what kids are doing? They don't have money to spend on crap all nothing that is advertised. Oh right, it's just about views and audience, not translation to sales. lol.
     
  7. Dr. Righteous

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    Other than peaking over my wife's shoulder to show me something or someone on FB, I've never touched it. That makes me the coolest guy ever or chronically unhip.,
     
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    I knew if I waited long enough, I'd be justified in never having created a Facebook account.

    Kidding. Seriously though, I never saw the appeal. Stuff like Twitter where I get to (theoretically) grab a bullhorn and jump up on a soapbox make sense to me. Posting pictures of my cat or the crap I just bought never did.
     
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  9. Rahh

    Rahh [H]ard|Gawd

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    GOOD! I hope failbook fades away but what their using to replace it is unfortunately worse.
     
  10. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    My friends list kept on giving me friends from different countries.
     
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  11. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardness Supreme

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    This.
     
  12. vegeta535

    vegeta535 [H]ard|Gawd

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    This. I have no Arab friends but I get constant recommend friend that have nothing but squiggly in their profile.
     
  13. Twisted Kidney

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    Well yeah, the kids are all being cool away from Facebook in another place owned by Facebook.
     
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  14. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    I can tell you from the behavior of these profiles from different countries basically facebook is a dating site for those guys and gals. Not saying Americans don't do the same because it happens on facebook for sure.
     
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    I am sooo glad I don't have a failbook account :)
     
  16. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman [H]ardness Supreme

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    Will it die like Myspace?
     
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    One can only hope.
     
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  18. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    News flash: Facebook has never been cool. It's always been evil.
     
  19. steakman1971

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    I have an FB account but rarely use it. I have family and friends that use it - basically the only connection I have to them. Shame I never log in :)
    My kids do want access to SnapChat and InstaGram. I have them blocked and won't let them use either. Thinking back, I don't think they've ever asked for FB...(I would say no anyway)
     
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    Nailed it - just like Myspace before it, AIM before that, IRC before that, and phones before that - the next set of kids can't use the same thing their parents did to communicate. In 10-15 years the current "cool thing" will then be used by parents, and the tweens will get something else.
     
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    I just want Facebook to die. I'm irritated with what it has become and negatively it impacts our society.
     
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  23. RC-Heli-3D

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    You mean to say Russian Bots? Russian overwhelming election influences? Bots so powerful that it installed orange at the head of the White House?
     
  24. Etherton

    Etherton Will Bang for Poof

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    You're new here but there is a Soapbox for this crap. Take it over there.
     
  25. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Snapchat is the one that self-destructs after a few seconds?...sort of like the Mission Impossible mission briefing
     
  26. greenman

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    Facebook alternative site, anyone? I kind of like facebook's feed format (except that it's not chronological, of course)
     
  27. ewb302

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    Facebook will eventually fade into the sunset. No different than AOL, myspace, google +, and all the other fad like stuff online. Technology, interests, and age groups change. Facebook has millions of fake profiles just for the purposes of advertising and propagating junk. It will all come crashing down some day.
     
  28. Ur_Mom

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    It's good for communication between people. I think it lost that with some people that decided it was a billboard or soapbox or even a place to recruit for your stupid MLM 'business'.

    I like knowing what my friends are doing, etc.. Some are on the other side of the planet. When they get into town, we go for a drink or 2. But, when they are out and enjoying their lives, it's not easy to call them for an hour or two just to shoot the shit. Facebook fills in those gaps.

    It's not cool. It never was cool. It's just a damn tool and communications platform. Nothing more. Transformers are cool. Facebook is not.
     
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  29. nutzo

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    No, he means people that think all that happened because Facebook says it did. If it's on Facebook it must be true, right?
     
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    Have a FB account. Created many years ago before FB became the big well integrated spy master. Haven't touched the account in years. Interesting to see all of the "please login to FB to see what <random person> has done" messages. Many about folks I have no clue who are. Weird one a couple of months ago was to "Wish <redacted> a happy birthday" Redacted was a former co-worker who passed away a few years back. Guess for all their data metrics, FB doesn't know when someone dies.
     
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    Snapchat is the number one channel for online bullying. Post malicious content, then automatically delete the evidence. It's even sicker than FB.
     
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  32. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    It's long overdue though. From the first minute actually.
     
  33. Uncle

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    FB owns Instagram.."Jul 12, 2017 - Facebook reportedly tried to buy Snapchat in 2013 for $3 billion to boost its appeal with younger users. Rebuffed, Mark Zuckerberg turned Instagram into a potential Snapchat killer. Now Snapchat's valuation is falling just before company insiders will be free to sell massive numbers of shares." Does it matter to Comrade Zuckerburg if the young switch over to another company in his stable.
     
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  34. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Of course the kids are dropping it. Who wants to be on a service their parents are on?
     
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  35. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    How do they prevent screenshots?
     
  36. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Believe it or not, kids are MORE susceptible to ads, and lifelong habits are installed at a young age.

    They may not have very much money, but they are more likely to spend the money they DO have on whatever trendy useless trinket or app of the day is being marketed to them than adults are, athat and getting the exposed to brands at a young age, they carry that exposure with them for life.

    So in truth, tweens, teens and young adults are the absolutely most valuable group of all to marketers. Us older folks ar emore likely to see right through what they are doing and not care.
     
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    My favorite was the breathless Big Media story about how the perfidious Russians had spent... [dr evil voice] One Hundred Thousand Dollars on social media ads. I keep waiting for a story about how, now that Russia is no longer communist, it really is trying to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids.

    Is there really not a counter-app yet? That's all it takes; save the image before it disappears. I have difficulty getting this through non-techies' heads, the idea that once something reaches your computer, storing it permanently is always a technical possibility.
     
  38. T4rd

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    Not sure about stock phones, but on my rooted phone back when I used Snapchat, there was an Xposed module that I had it set up to automatically save snapchats to the user's corresponding folders on my phone and the sender would not receive any notification that I saved it (like it used to notify them if you took a screenshot of their pic). I'm sure there's still a method of doing this on rooted phones. Snapchat tries to block rooted phones too, but I can still get it to work with Magisk (root hiding app) just fine. I could also select any image I wanted and send it as a Snap, which I think you can do that natively now, but back then you could only send pics you took within the app at that time. So I was always trolling people by sending pics from all over the world in the same day, lol.
     
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  39. Budzman

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    Don't have a facebook account but I do have a facebook sucks t-shirt.
     
  40. Morlock

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    I want a "Fuckerberg" T-Shirt. Or a T-Shirt that says to look me up on MyFace.com
     
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