Here is a very interesting story from CNN about the growth of Facebook book usage among senior women. It makes perfect sense after reading the article. Senior women want to keep up with their grandchildren and scattered family. One of women interviewed says she gets more communication out of Facebook than over the telephone. Hahaha!! Indeed! I wonder where the young folks will flock to next to live their imaginary lives away from adults?
Here’s a link to a little article about it. Haha!!! I’m not surprised since I hadn’t heard or even thought about MySpace in months (maybe even years). The same will be happening to Facebook, too, soon enough. I had some relatives and friends who signed up for Facebook who say that it’s too much trouble to deal with Facebook. Here’s are the complaints I’ve heard:
1. I receive nothing but “Friend spam” — they end up feeling that Facebook is a scam because of this
2. I don’t have enough time to have an online life so my page is empty and I don’t use the services
3. My friends and family don’t use Facebook or they refuse to use Facebook, so there’s no point.
4. I can’t keep away from my parents or adults who try to Friend me.
5. “Jailbait” keeps trying to friend me.
I guess, when I look at the numbers, I take the huge numbers with a grain of salt. I think the more interesting numbers would be to see a breakdown of activity — how many users get on more than once a day, once a day, once a week, once a month, or have basically idle accounts. Yeah, Facebook may boast 276-million accounts, but how many of those accounts are active?
As for me, I’m a LinkedIn person. The things I like about LinkedIn are: I don’t have to worry about “children” friending me and the service has established a professional tone. Because it’s professional tone I don’t have to worry about being exposed to explicit images, explicit language, explicit gossip, and defamation. I can keep track of the people I care about on a very comfortable level for me.
Twitter, well, the verdict still out on that for me. Most of the messages I have received about people wanting to follow me are spammers or Jailbait. I’ve blocked nearly everyone who’s tried to follow me and I contacted Twitter customer service about the Jailbait. Sadly enough, that leaves me with two followers ;p. Haha!!! But I’m cool with that :).
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