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    News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    It’s so last decade.
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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    I think it is spelt Brazil.

    I have started removing more and more information from the social networking sites i use due to difficulty in privacy issues. Google has done well (IMO) in simplifying privacy for the general user.
    I honestly don't think i have used them any less though.

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    FB is so 2005.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    I can proudly say I haven't decreased my usage of social networking sites, even for privacy reasons.

    The increasing encroachment into Facebook of brands and corporations could also be a turn-off.
    No kidding.

    Personally, I'd have said that such encroachment was utterly inevitable, and clearly, monetisation of any commercially-motivated website is both predictable and inevitable, if for no other reason than that funding a large site is a very expensive proposition. Sooner or later, you need to cover costs, and make a profit.

    But a good question is to what point you can encroach without destroying the ethos that got people to join in the first place. The danger is that if you start to disenchant or alienate users and they start drifting away, it's easy for the damage to be terminal before you see the overt effects on membership and activity levels. If you're not careful, it can be like catching an Ebola virus .... by the time you notice overt symptoms, the patient is thoroughly infected, and nearly always is doomed.

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    is this going to be another information security flame wars to facebook?

    honestly does a usual person care in regards to data security? other than your name and age what other info can they get?
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    I don't think they do, no. Tech-savvy internet users seem to be far more conscious of their data than the average person, although I can see that's a massive generalisation.

    If people leave Facebook it will be for the other reasons mentioned, getting tired with the complexity and sheer weight of crap. If it was once about keeping in touch with friends, then by the time you're being spammed by 14 different corporations, rejecting invites to another social game every third second, and being informed that you need to take part in eleven surveys to assess what kind of pasta you would be, it's not surprising that people may begin to wonder why they're registered at all.

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    It's like a lot of things in life: Fine until it hits the mainstream
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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    you need to take part in eleven surveys to assess what kind of pasta you would be

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    the fact that 31 percent of Aspirers [younger, more mobile, brand-conscious consumers] indicated that they were getting bored with their social network is a situation that social media providers should monitor, as they will need to innovate and diversify to keep consumer attention
    Alternatively, maybe they should do the opposite - since one of the reasons I drastically cut down my FB use is because they diversified.. into things that annoyed me.

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    I have just 1 word "MySpace".

    Wasnt it the greatest social website once?

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    It's like a lot of things in life: Fine until it hits the mainstream
    So very true, music being a very good example. I always prefer bands/Artists/DJs early stuff when they are making the music they want to make rather than what they are told to make to sell stuff. I know its off topic a little but its 'selling out' all the same.

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    If people leave Facebook it will be for the other reasons mentioned, getting tired with the complexity and sheer weight of crap. If it was once about keeping in touch with friends, then by the time you're being spammed by 14 different corporations, rejecting invites to another social game every third second, and being informed that you need to take part in eleven surveys to assess what kind of pasta you would be
    oh dear god this. Log in "you have 50 notifications, so so invited you to this, complete this, accept this, help this out" and 49 pointless things later 1 person commented on your profile with something pointless
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    i dont really get any of that anymore, just blocked al the annoying apps. Only annoying thing is event invites.

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    Hey maybe some of us like playing hello kitty and farmville?


    (that is a joke)
    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: News - Early adopters getting bored of social networking

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    i dont really get any of that anymore, just blocked al the annoying apps. Only annoying thing is event invites.
    This. I get very few invites to games, probably because I block them the first time and hide repeat offenders.

    I'm just getting bored of FB now though. I check it a lot on my phone just to see what others are doing, but very rarely post on it now. Most of the photos I take of the family I sent to my wife to upload instead. Although she is also getting very bored of FB as well.

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