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Facebook May Lose 80% of Its User Base by 2017

Infectious disease....

     
8:41 pm on Jan 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Social networks function like infectious diseases, according to Princeton researchers. They spread fast—and then disappear

Like the bubonic plague, Facebook will eventually come to an end.

According to new research from Princeton, which compared the ”adoption and abandonment dynamics” of social networks by “drawing analogy to the dynamics that govern the spread of infectious disease,” Facebook is beginning to die out.

Specifically, the researchers concluded that “Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80 percent of its peak user base between 2015 and 2017.”

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These kind of predictions come around on a routine basis. Do you think FB will follow past social sites?
8:50 pm on Jan 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Work it while you can baby!
10:39 pm on Jan 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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That's ridiculous. All my friends on myspace are just sleeping.
11:18 pm on Jan 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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So the goal for developers of social networks is to produce something like malaria that's never really cured, it just goes into remission...

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