Everybody's talking about it. So I might as well address it here and now. Facebook is becoming the next MySpace. Yes, it's been a long time coming. We had our up's downs and good ole times, but Facebook is reaching a plateau, not a new plateau, but a plateau. It's the new age beast of information overload. I have the sense that everyone is tired of hearing how single you are, or where you've "checked into".
And who is the new Facebook? Twitter. Suprised? Don't be. Turn on the news, CNN, ESPN, or MSNBC. You will start to notice the same patterns, news-makers, athletics, actors, industry-leaders, authors, business...anyone who is someone, breaking the news via Twitter. It's short simple, and to the point. No one cares about life, well, only the parts that they care about, and keep that to a minimum. Businesses are realizing that no one cares about their Facebook page and fans are realizing that in general, the people they adore, semi-care about their Facebook pages.
Twitter's atmosphere feels like it's alive, it feels like you can just tap Dwayne Wade on his shoulder and ask, "How are your kids?" and he just might reply. Facebook, like it's predecessor, is just asking for too much, there are too many friends,(remember the race to a 1000 friends, lol) personalities, settings, apps, feeds, and to deal with. We already have that in real life! So here's my analysis. I believe the problem with MySpace wasn't that it got tiring or bored. It tried to recreate life on a screen. But what about the success of Facebook? It came along at the right time and place.
Our IOS's and androids weren't quite able to complement our lifes like they do now. The way we communicate with each other is evolving, and at some point, it's my prediction, social media sites give way to more,responsive, social media apps. Apps such as Twitter which allow us to read, digest, and move on, either to the next conversation, or with our lives. Facebook has seen this and has been attempting to evolve...just with a little difficulty. The timeline feature is pretty much useless, we all know this. The new IM/msg feature is a little annoying and we're all tired of people we don't know inviting us to things we don't want to go too or games we don't to play. It's just routed in the MySpace way of doing things. This is not to say it won't be around, it simply won't be as important as we once thought it was.
Google Plus has a plan to stand out in the social media world and Pinterest is quickly gaining interest with the same minimalism inherent to Twitter. These are just my thoughts, yours?