Friday, 28 August 2015

Peak Facebook not yet in sight

...Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new milestone for the social network: one billion daily users...

...The news is no great surprise: Facebook has been growing steadily, and in the second quarter of 2015 it averaged 968 million daily active users, and 1.49 billion monthly active users.
Today's Graun.
The really interesting part of Bauwens' article isn't about Facebook itself, (which will probably go into unlamented terminal decline as the intrusive, stalker-ish changes required to effectively monitor, control and monetise its users become annoying enough to make many of them abandon Facebook and adopt The Next Big Thing, whatever that turns out to be)*

* I may be wrong, but don't start calling me a dimwit until Facebook's clocked up another five years of rude health.
Me, in March 2012. If things stay on trend, instead of 'unlamented terminal decline', this suboptimal way of interacting with friends and family may end up scoring one for the Panda Principle (AKA 'survival of the fit-ish'), come the approaching judgement day which I had pencilled in for Q1 2017, or thereabouts.

Well, if I do end up as just another failed prophet, at least I'll have plenty of company.