Facebook is facing trouble ahead. IPO issues aside, Facebook seems to be losing one of its primary and most indicative of all demographics: teenagers.
According to an article on USAtoday.com, teens are making a slow exit from the giant social network that claims over 900 million users. Think about it. It makes a lot of sense that teens are looking for another social network to call home:
- Mom and dad are there
- Grandmother just sent me a friend invitation
- My teachers are watching me
- My boss reads and comments on my posts
According to the USAtoday article:
More than eight years after Facebook’s inception, its mass appeal has drawn older crowds who add their kids as Facebook friends. That development could be tarnishing the site’s “cool factor” in the eyes of teens, said Jake Katz, chief architect at YPulse.
Forget the teenagers, I’m ready to find another place to hang out myself. Too many moving parts, timelines, events, networks, blah, blah, blah.
What do you think is the next evolution of social networks? What will the social network of tomorrow look like?