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Following media reports that Facebook might be losing cred and going the same way as Myunreadspace, where are the cool people going social media wise?

I'm not on facebook except to enter comps when I have to 'Like' :rolleyes: something to enter or get a freebie, but am curious as to where you consider people are going now that Facebook is said to be losing so many eyeballs a month...

https://www.google.com/search?q=facebook+losing&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-GB:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=

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Probably something inherent/built-in to the Android operating system that doesn't require you to sign-up or specifically add friends or maybe steals it from Facebook. Facebook does well because that's where all their friends are (network effects). Maybe something based on the phone's contacts or something that people already have set up.

I'd be shocked if Google wasn't going to try and do something like this.

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Probably something inherent/built-in to the Android operating system that doesn't require you to sign-up or specifically add friends or maybe steals it from Facebook. Facebook does well because that's where all their friends are (network effects). Maybe something based on the phone's contacts or something that people already have set up.

I'd be shocked if Google wasn't going to try and do something like this.

Haven't google already done some sort of site? Google Plus or some such? https://plus.google.com/getstarted?fww=1

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I am funny on Facebook but other people aren't. But I still read their shit, and despair.

But, on a more serious note maybe "social" in the sense of "friend's reunited/facebook" is dying already. I mean Facebook was quite funny in the beginning and people wrote funny stuff. Now it's been gentrified (well 30-40 year old) and you have people from work in your circle of friends - then how much fun stuff will be written? I can't take the piss out of anyone with the risk of offending someone. I personally hate facebook on my phone (how can they write such poor Apple apps?!?!?!). And the "recommendations"?? What the feck.

So, maybe it's dying - I have no interest really in connnecting/socialising with people. I see the point of twitter (actually), but that's not big around the world (it's very UK centric).

I suspect the next big thing will be something anonymous. Where who you are doesn't matter - but your online persona does. VR porn is where its at.

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Unfortunalely I am old and have no access to the Internet, whatever that is! :blink:

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Think of it in terms of % of peoples time - what % are they stuck with their noses in a screen, what % of screen time on different "things"? If Facebook screen time is dropping, is it being replaced with some other screen "thing" or with non-screen time?

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Think of it in terms of % of peoples time - what % are they stuck with their noses in a screen, what % of screen time on different "things"? If Facebook screen time is dropping, is it being replaced with some other screen "thing" or with non-screen time?

Google glass.

The techo-luddites seem to be out in force at the moment, but my guess is that over the next few years it will become an unstoppable force. There is so much potential here it's mind boggling.

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Whatsapp is very popular.

Not as many functions as FB - but more than simple texting.

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Google glass.

The techo-luddites seem to be out in force at the moment, but my guess is that over the next few years it will become an unstoppable force. There is so much potential here it's mind boggling.

I'm not a techno-luddite at all but Google glasses creep me out. If anyone insisted on wearing a pair whilst talking to me I'd just walk away. Can you imagine being comfortable with someone pointing a camcorder at you whilst you chatted in a pub? I predict the first stories of people wearing them being punched in the face for being rude b*stards are only days away.

http://creativegood.com/blog/the-google-glass-feature-no-one-is-talking-about/

There is a kid wearing Google Glasses at this restaurant which, until just now, used to be my favorite spot.

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I'm not a techno-luddite at all but Google glasses creep me out. If anyone insisted on wearing a pair whilst talking to me I'd just walk away. Can you imagine being comfortable with someone pointing a camcorder at you whilst you chatted in a pub? I predict the first stories of people wearing them being punched in the face for being rude b*stards are only days away.

http://creativegood.com/blog/the-google-glass-feature-no-one-is-talking-about/

Yes when is it appropriate for friends or strangers to hold a camera to your face while starting a conversation?

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Google glass.

The techo-luddites seem to be out in force at the moment, but my guess is that over the next few years it will become an unstoppable force. There is so much potential here it's mind boggling.

Definitely GG will be huge. I don't know if it will be quick enough to capture those leaving FB though, and Glass requires actual expenditure to take part. I'm guessing some other website may rise in popularity. Twitter and Tumblr have risen since FB I believe, but they don't compete with as many functions.

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Google glass.

The techo-luddites seem to be out in force at the moment, but my guess is that over the next few years it will become an unstoppable force. There is so much potential here it's mind boggling.

I agree. I think they, and their successors, will become as ubiquitous as the mobile - and also be subject to a similar social acceptance curve (only much quicker). Most people think nothing of texting or taking a call in most social situations now - when once it would have been seen as a bit anti-social.

I can't say I'm particularly looking forward to this brave new world of peer to peer surveillance coupled with personally augmented reality - but I recognise that it's likely to happen. Interestingly, my missus who has yet to master a smartphone took one look at Google Glass and decided she wanted a set as soon as they are available.

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I'm not a techno-luddite at all but Google glasses creep me out. If anyone insisted on wearing a pair whilst talking to me I'd just walk away. Can you imagine being comfortable with someone pointing a camcorder at you whilst you chatted in a pub? I predict the first stories of people wearing them being punched in the face for being rude b*stards are only days away.

http://creativegood.com/blog/the-google-glass-feature-no-one-is-talking-about/

Of course you'll also get people who'll refuse to talk to you unless it's being recorded. It's the democratisation of celebrity. Before only the famous had the privilege of being filmed everywhere they went but soon everyone will get the same treatment.

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Of course you'll also get people who'll refuse to talk to you unless it's being recorded.

That's actually a positive as it will filter out the kind of people I would most likely hate on sight anyway.

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Interesting blog with similar views to my own --> How Facebook Died. The following post is about Glass and worth a read.

As far as I can see the next facebook hasn't materialized yet but it will most likely be mobile based (phone, tablet etc).

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I do find it quite interesting that the direction of travel is always smartphone/mobile technology. I suppose mostly it's aimed at inner-city trendy commuters but increasingly working from home/jobless combined with online shopping it's hard to see why people are going to be so mobile.

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I do find it quite interesting that the direction of travel is always smartphone/mobile technology. I suppose mostly it's aimed at inner-city trendy commuters but increasingly working from home/jobless combined with online shopping it's hard to see why people are going to be so mobile.

Mobile = don't need to get up from the sofa to use it.

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Google glass.

The techo-luddites seem to be out in force at the moment, but my guess is that over the next few years it will become an unstoppable force. There is so much potential here it's mind boggling.

I think retro internet might become a niche in its own right.

Does anybody else missing spending all day downloading .rar files from Usenet and stitching them together to make a 30 second long one inch square video clip?

Or is it just me?

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More like millions of people just aren't that interesting? Nobody really cares that they just bought trousers, are at some bar, or have a birthday.

Or like a chap in my network who delights in telling the world when he has a bath.

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Interesting blog with similar views to my own --> How Facebook Died. The following post is about Glass and worth a read.

As far as I can see the next facebook hasn't materialized yet but it will most likely be mobile based (phone, tablet etc).

...Oh well....have never logged into old/existing FB will now not be logging into whatever the new replacement will be....what you have never had you will never miss. ;)

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The first thing I do when I get a new phone is try and un-install facebook. None of them let you, you are not permitted to not have facebook.

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The first thing I do when I get a new phone is try and un-install facebook. None of them let you, you are not permitted to not have facebook.

You must have something to hide.

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