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Facebook is Getting Boring

Not sure what is going on with Facebook. Maybe its summer and people are going on vacation and busy at home with the kids being out of school. But it seems like only a handful of my friends are posting on there any more.

I sure hope its not because everyone is getting bored with Facebook and looking for something else to be a time suck. I like Facebook a lot, although it has taken me a while to figure out how to control the asshats and get rid of the drama queens. I want to use it to keep in touch with family and friends, share photos and have a few laughs. That’s what I get out of Facebook anyway. Without Facebook I guess we’ll all have to go back to sending out group emails.

Mass migration to facebook changes blogs, emails, and chat worldwide

The migration of the masses has been slowly eroding away many blogs, and chat portals and even email communication around the world. It’s been affecting the way I communicate with friends, and family, and even the connected internet world as whole. As more and more people spend more and more time using facebook, I see many people using the other chat, email and blog services less and less.

For quite some time the industry has been touting the mobile web as the new big frontier for internet and communication, and I do see that as being a big segment of the world market in the future. I do however see the future of yesterday as it is today, and currently it is facebook. I have a facebook profile, but I do not use it as much as so many other people are.

The amount of time that so many people are now spending on facebook is definitely taking away from many of the other great places on the internet. What is most disturbing to me, is how many people use facebook so much that they assume that everyone else on their friend’s list is using it in the same way, and those assumptions often lead to expectations that we know what is going on in their lives simply because it was posted on their wall, in the activity stream, or added to their photo albums. I for one do not see all these updates that everyone expects I have already seen.

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