Note: after I wrote the post below my brother Doug in Sacramento sent me this cartoon from JoyOfTech:
Don’t look now but Facebook is getting as popular as a two-time no-show/no-call temp who wants to know why you’re not calling him about jobs any more.
My evidence for this is both quantitative and anecdotal. The quantitative part you could see from the stock market IPO yesterday. If not for the benevolence of the underwriters, it would have tanked well below its offering price of $38.
As for the anecdotal part, it’s popping up all around.
Myself, I quit Facebook. It happened just the other day. I was feeling…kinda grossed out. My distant cousin Hovhanes Dourgarian from Moscow or somewhere north of Armenia had shared with me on SocialCam some porno flick he watched. Actually, he didn’t share it. SocialCam spammed it onto his Facebook timeline.
Oh yes, there’s this account as well. Unreal.
My buddy Steve’s kids, aged 17 and 19, quit too. Not cool to be where your parents hang out.
Social networks regress to spam at an accelerating speed. Facebook had a good run.
Is Twitter next?