Facebook; The Ultimate Social Network Site?

Watching ‘The Social Network’ really hit home the sheer volume of people all over the world that use Facebook. But it also got me thinking, since sites like ‘Myspace’ and ‘Bebo’ are in member-decline, does this mean that Facebook is just another novelty soon to be replaced by the ‘next big thing?’

I used to have a Bebo account. I still have a Myspace account, but only for music-purposes as opposed to socialising. And yet, I remember the days when everyone in my school had Bebo as it was the ‘cool’ one at the time.

Facebook seems to be significantly more substantial and it’s vast member count proves that it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. But what happens when a shiny, new website comes along that provides everything that Facebook has to give and more?

We have all seen the comical groups on Facebook that state, “Soon, they will all abandon you too, sincerely, Bebo” and you can’t help but think that there is some truth in that.

What is your opinion?

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3 Responses

  1. Facebook forever – the problem with Facebook’s dominance now is that each member has so many friends that to find them all again individually would be such a chore that any new site would fail…because people are lazy!

    • Thats a very good point, Alex!
      One that I hadn’t thought of, I guess I’m just naive enough to believe that people would be bothered enough to reconstruct their friend lists from scratch. In reality however, you’re probably right.

  2. That could be said for bebo, myspace etc. And any new sites would probably think of that and have an option to import friend list.

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