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Is Facebook Going Downhill?
Facebook is the largest social networking sight of all time and it is located in nearly every country. Over 1 billion people are on Facebook. All this growth however has seemed to make the sight lower in quality.
One thing that has always been great about Facebook is the lack of ads bombarding you in the face every time you log on. With the growth of Facebook, it seems as though ads are expanding and getting more prevalent in even the news feed. Companies are constantly pushed us to "like" them on Facebook so they can reach us with their ads. Ads are not always a bad thing though. Advertising is probably one of the only reasons Facebook is free. Facebook is a great sight, but it is getting to the point where I am seeing more advertising than post from my friends.
Anyone remember that old sight called Myspace? When Myspace came out, everyone thought it was great and had no idea it was headed on a spiraling slope down hill. A long time ago I remember the choice between Myspace and Facebook. The decision for me was pretty self evident. Myspace seemed more childish and for kids and Facebook seemed more professional. As time has progressed the immaturity has caught up to Facebook. More and more I am seeing people post 80 different friends as variations of family members and changing their names. Provided this is mostly on the people who do it, and up until recently Facebook has done an excellent job on keeping the sight well maintained.
Involuntary Changes in Profile Format
I was forced to change my entire profile in order to get with the new "Timeline" that Facebook has came out with. Although this profile may be better in allowing me to submit more content, my preference is on the old one. Not having a choice in the matter and being forced to change left a bad taste in my mouth. I am sure there if there is some agenda behind the change to the timeline profiles to increase advertising, but I came extremely close to deleting my account after this fiasco.
The Future for Facebook
The future looks bright for Facebook as there are no real competitors as far as social networking goes. The case was the same with Myspace a few years ago until the development of Facebook. Could there be a new networking sight that takes the place of Facebook? Only time will tell.
Do you think Facebook will be replaced by a new social networking sight?
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people