Are Facebook’s Days Numbered?
March 21, 2016
First there was Myspace, then there was Facebook. There was Reddit, then Stumbleupon, then Reddit again. The point is, that social media is an ever-changing landscape and that there’s really no telling who will be the next leader of the pack.
Facebook has done a great job of adapting to the landscape of both businesses and people, giving everyone a serviceable medium on which to connect. But that doesn’t mean that it will always be the case. The question is if not Facebook, what next?
For the foreseeable future
Facebook is still king, but there are plenty of businesses and individuals that are unhappy with its services. It has become so big, that it is essentially ubiquitous, making it less appealing to those trying to break away from the pack.
Talk to any young person or business owner. It is likely that they have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. They find it to be a little vapid, but it is still the best way to connect with others. There may come a time when other social media outlets similar to Instagram begin to add more functionality, which could be a threat to Facebook.
Of course, Instagram is just an example of a smaller company with a large community of passionate users. Not to mention that it is owned by Facebook. The idea is that there is still large potential for new companies to reinvigorate users that are tired of Facebook and its popularity, which could eventually lead to its downfall.