02 April, 2010

Is Facebook Dead?

I hear rumors that it is.

There are still 167 people on my friends' list. And I just had a new friend request just this week, albeit from someone whom I have not seen in 18 years. But it is not the community it once was. I look at the comments that show up on my page, and for the most part there is a very small pool of people commenting. It may have something to do with the way I have structured my privacy settings. But still. It ain't what it used to be.

I don't know what the new cutting edge of social networking is. Are all the cool people already on it? If so, why haven't they told me about it? I tried to get into Twitter a number of times, but for some reason it does not feel like it is substantive enough, because all you've got, essentially, is the status update. No photos. No... well, I guess that's really the difference between Facebook and Twitter. The photos. And how often do I really look at the photos anyway? I almost never look at anyone's profile information.

I do like the entertainment aspect of being able to comment on someone's photos, and then see other people comment on my photos. But it's really all about the banter back and forth. Nonetheless, I don't hear people talking about Twitter either. It's weird. Everyone's on Facebook. But it's dead. Doesn't ring true.

Is it really dead?