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Old 12-29-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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Facebook "dead and buried" for Europe's teenagers, says new report | Digital Trends


Doesn't this support the argument that websites are just fleeting value. Myspace is all but forgotten now.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:21 PM
 
Location: S. Nevada
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So what are you saying about city-data.com? :-)

And isn't there much more to the information economy than social media? Beyond/beside the "fluffy" stuff the hard value of some economic economy lies in both better tracking/planning at lower cost (same old but faster/cheaper) and innovative new procedures, models, etc.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes FL and NH.
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FB gets to be a cliché. One person finds something they think is interesting and within a few hours the same thing is being shared to everyone else as if it's something life changing. Some of it is so simplistic and/or manipulative with many pieces of "advice" being originated by political lobby groups. However, if any serious material written by an actual person gets posted it is likely to be ignored because it's too serious for FB.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:45 AM
 
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Facebook "dead and buried" for Europe's teenagers, says new report | Digital Trends


Doesn't this support the argument that websites are just fleeting value. Myspace is all but forgotten now.
Facebook is about dead for American teenagers, too.

But what are you saying? That the information sector of the economy isn't viable? If that's your contention, I'd say that's mighty powerful crack you're smoking.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:50 AM
 
Location: N. Raleigh
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Facebook is about dead for American teenagers, too.
This is bad? Last I checked, the majority of today's teenagers bring no revenue value. MySpace died because it built its entire program around teenagers.

Good riddance.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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This is bad? Last I checked, the majority of today's teenagers bring no revenue value. MySpace died because it built its entire program around teenagers.

Good riddance.
You're kidding, right? Teenagers account for roughly $200 billion in consumer spending in this county annually. So I guess the vast web of media that cater to them, from MTV to teenybopper magazines, have no value whatsoever either.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:29 AM
 
Location: N. Raleigh
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You're kidding, right? Teenagers account for roughly $200 billion in consumer spending in this county annually. So I guess the vast web of media that cater to them, from MTV to teenybopper magazines, have no value whatsoever either.
You realize that it's just old dirty men who watch and read that crap right?

MySpace, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter continue to post 0 or lost revenue. We are not talking about future speculation and stock prices.

Teenagers are largely peer pressure driven.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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Facebook "dead and buried" for Europe's teenagers, says new report | Digital Trends


Doesn't this support the argument that websites are just fleeting value. Myspace is all but forgotten now.
I wouldn't quite put it as you have, that 'websites' are of fleeting value, but I agree that social networking may be ebbing or slowing or just taking a pause, especially among teens. The web, and this includes mobile, is still growing at an impressive clip. Take a look at the year-over-year growth of ecommerce, 10-20%, depending on who's stats you read.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:53 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.

The Civil War was won by the North because of their ability to manufacture supplies. They cut off supplies to the South and therefore won.

See who is manufacturing the most and you will probably know who will rule over the USA some day.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My kids are on Facebook but prefer Instagram for now. Most of the teens we know are on Instagram. They will tell you that Facebook is for old people.

Saying that though, Social media is finding a place in business. It is a tool like any other. You should have a facebook page for your business. You should Tweet for your business. You should have anything else that you can have to give your business an advantage.
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