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David Wagner
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3/4/2015 | 1:09:08 PM
Re: If I had a dime ........
@jastroff- AOL is still here. Yahoo just celebrated its 20th anniversary. One is tempted to say they cater to old people with a different idea of the power of the internet. One is also tempted to say making money on a small core of dedicated users is different than thriving. I'm not saying one-stop shopping is forever gone. I'm just saying that for many, it isn't attractive. And if you are google, with a lot of realy great discrete apps, it makes total sense to challenge monoliths one app at a time.
David Wagner
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3/4/2015 | 1:06:45 PM
Re: There's an app for that
@Kelly22- I generally agree with you. But I find I am locked in somewhat by the habits of my friends. And many of my friends are FB only. At the risk of making myself (or my friends) sound old, i wonder if that is a generational thing.
David Wagner
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3/4/2015 | 1:02:52 PM
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@Gary_EL- Well, the issue I was getting at is not the death of Facebook so much as the morphing of it. The success of Zuckerberg has always been that he's entirely willing to throw out what works in favor of what he thinks will work next. Facebook used to look like MySpace. It is nothing like it today. So sure, Facebook survives a long time, but it will look very different. It will be broken into smaller pieces probably.
Somedude8
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3/4/2015 | 12:34:35 PM
I don't want 75 Social Media specialty sites
Having a bunch of little sites that I check all the time sounds like a pain. Oh I haven't heard from Joe lately, what is he up to? Lets see, he doesn't use Facebook anymore, I can find him on... ah crap I don't remember where he went. Oh hey, I want to post a picture of my cat the sunset. Hmm, I better post that on all 75 places, this might take a while.

I think a lot of the draw of Facebook is that most of my friends are there. Maybe half even use Instagram, 1 in 10 Pinterest. Facebook, love it and hate it at the same time, will remain the central meeting ground for a very long time.
davidfcarr
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3/4/2015 | 11:32:28 AM
I see the same thing happening in enterprise social collaboration
In the same way, employees are less willing to accept one common, monolithic collaboration environment because they all have their favorite tools for things like file sharing. I recently joined Redbooth, which acts as a collaboration hub that provides the base social collaboration environment but lets you share your Box and Dropbox files or Evernote documents if you like them better than the built in file sharing and note taking functions. You can dictate some standards to employees (more easily than you can to consumers, at any rate), but persuasion still works better. People only want to work with tools that they believe are the best for their purposes.
jastroff
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jastroff,
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3/4/2015 | 10:53:41 AM
Re: If I had a dime ........
>>  Nothing lasts forever, and I'm sure Facebook will be no exception, but I doubt it'll be anytime soon.

 

Good point. But AOL is still here, albeit in a slightlyy differenrt form. Prodigy and Compuserve are gone. They were generation 1 for Facebook. If FB keeps it utility, then it will stick around longer.
Kelly22
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3/4/2015 | 10:01:35 AM
There's an app for that
Facebook may not be dying anytime soon, but I think you paint an accurate picture of the future of social. I have a folder on my iPhone where I store different social media apps. It's much easier to have a bunch of smaller tools than navigate a single platform that's supposed to do everything.
Gary_EL
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3/4/2015 | 3:08:11 AM
If I had a dime ........
for every time Facebook's death has been predicted, I'd be a very rich Ninja by now. Everyone loves to hate Facebook, expecially my Facebook friends. As soon as something new comes out, the same Zuckophobes always join the newcomer. I don't see them for a few weeks, but sooner or later, everyone comes back. Nothing lasts forever, and I'm sure Facebook will be no exception, but I doubt it'll be anytime soon.
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