Facebook has been with us for an incredible 10 years, though it started life as Thefacebook and wasn’t opened up to everyone (over the age of 13) until 2006. Now, it’s a public company with a userbase numbering well over 1 billion people located around the world. But success in the past and present does not guarantee success in the future. Facebook’s longevity therefore forms the basis for this week’s We Ask You discussion.
10 More Years?
We want to know, How Long Will Facebook Survive? You’re invited to give your opinion on the matter, telling us, and the thousands of other people reading, what you think about Facebook’s future. Tell us the number of years you think Facebook will survive, by all means, but please also enlighten us with your reasoning.
Facebook recently celebrated its 10th birthday, with Feb. 4, 2014 making it a full decade since Mark Zuckerberg and a handful of fellow Harvard students founded the company. But the celebration comes at a time when there are rumblings that our love affair with Facebook is over, and engagement (especially amongst teenagers) is rumored to be dropping.
You may think Facebook is too big to fail, but let us not forget MySpace, which appeared to have everything going for it and yet still managed to implode. Its fall from grace was attributed, at least in part, to the very presence of Facebook, which offered a viable alternative to disgruntled friends of Tom. Facebook already has plenty of competition for its crown, and a deadly rival could arrive at any time.
With all this in mind, we ask you to consider whether Facebook will survive another 10 years? 20 years? 30 years? Will its popularity wane a lot sooner than that? Will Facebook need to evolve in order to remain at the top of the social networking hierarchy or can it carry on operating much as it has been up until now? Of the rivals already in existence, which has the potential to steal users away from Zuckerberg and co.?
Have Your Say
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