Is this the beginning of the end for Facebook? I have read a few articles that say Teens are starting to leave Facebook for other social media endeavors. With reasons ranging from their parents being on Facebook to unnecessary drama on the social network giant. With teens, Facebook is a thing their parents have, and most parents are well aware of Facebook but not of other social media sites so teens head to the other sites to be less monitored by their parents.
While teens are just one demographic of the Facebook user base it seems the older generations are starting to become disenchanted as well. While talking to a friend and colleague of mine the topic of recent privacy changes to Facebook came up and we both agreed we are considering dropping the social network all together and moving to something else.
Still other friends of mine have brought up drama, people over sharing information, and that they do not find Facebook fun anymore as reasons they have either left or are thinking about doing so.
Another aspect is the rise of blogging which seems like everyone has one these days (you’re reading one now) and how things like Blogger, WordPress , and Tumblr are gaining traction with older audiences.
Still there are many people who have no intention of leaving Facebook as it has become the main way for them to communicate with friends and family.
So Is this the beginning of the end for Facebook, maybe but I don’t think it will be soon. I am interested to see what you all think of Facebook and if you are looking to jump ship to something else. As for me I am thinking of closing my personal profile, maybe I will go back to MySpace.