internetheaven - 8:33 pm on Mar 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
Facebook does something that new sites like Pinterest does not do. That is allow people to catch up with the friends and send news and photos.
You see, that doesn't make sense to me. Email and contact lists accomplish that without encouraging 100+ extra pages of "I've just eaten a sausage. It was okay. I've had better."
It only seems to be popular with people who are interested in what their friends are doing every second and in hearing ... (or more likely in 'sharing'), every single thought they ever have.
I can see where bribing teens to tell friends about products is a good marketing scam on Facebook. I can see how conning people in to playing pointless online games where they blow cash for 'upgrades' is a great idea too. I don't get how allowing people to spout nonsense on a page with your brand name on it accomplishes anything pound-for-pound vs using your time and money on other marketing schemes.
It seems that people could spend hours chatting on Facebook without ever accomplishing anything or ever really discussing anything or even really having a conversation with anyone? It's more like an interactive diary for people with loud thoughts.