Fack’s Facebook Facts 3

“Facebook is not thriving for me.”

Dave Winer, considered the father of blogging, podcasting and RSS, thinks Facebook may be dying. At least for him anyway.

I don’t know that I would disagree. It certainly lost it’s lustre for me.

Ages 25 to 34, at 29.7% of users, is the most common age demographic. (Source:Emarketer 2012)

I wonder if those users will hang around as they age. I also wonder if Facebook can continue to grow it’s user base at the rate it currently is:

Five new profiles are created every second. (Source: ALLFacebook 2012)

My own experience tells me probably not. My two oldest kids (14 and 16) have absolutely zero interest in Facebook. The oldest calls it “weird, confusing.”

I wonder if the changes being talked about currently or some others in the future will do anything to entice more users from the demographics that aren’t currently strong. Or perhaps Facebook is an ‘acquired taste,’ something that only appeals to people once a certain ‘maturity’ level is reached.

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