moTi - 2:38 am on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
to the old guys respectively sociopaths: you needn't turn every thread about facebook into a "why i'm not on facebook and will never be" matter. we understand that you are not willing to participate in the so-called social web. that's perfectly okay. no need to self-assure you time and time again that you are right in your decision. however, obviously hundreds of millions of people don't exactly share your feelings. deal with it. i had the same reservations some time ago and still have. in marketing theory, we are just called "laggards".
back on topic: what news is that? anyone still believes in those user numbers? as we say over here: "never believe a stat you haven't faked yourself". that said, isn't this trend perfectly expectable? facebook is near its peak. time for the early investors to rip off the general public now and make cash for the last time by pulling the ipo through.
i'm afraid to tell you that facebook isn't a fad. they are here to stay at least for the next few years still. unlike former networks they got the critical mass locked in many demographic groups. blame it on the heavy free promotion every fool is doing for them.
what we need is a non-commercial alternative with traction.