Deactivate Your Facebook Account Before It Bores You To Death
6:22 pm, June 7th | by Laura Donovan
The time has finally come: Facebook is on the path of no return and becoming Myspace, according to a new survey that reveals one in three users of the social network are hella bored.
With Instagram, Foursquare, Twitter, Pinterest, and many other platforms for
messing around social media, it makes sense that the old FB would become obsolete. There’s also the creepiness factor of it as well as all the privacy changes that have ruffled some feathers. Yahoo! has some more information on the new findings:
Unsurprisingly, the survey found that users between the ages of 18 and 34 were the most active, while just 29 percent of people over 55 considered themselves regular users. Unfortunately, people who spend a great deal of time on the network are often victims of what the researchers call “Facebook fatigue,” leading them to spend less and less time checking in with friends and browsing the profiles of their peers.
Maybe it’s a good thing that we’re all growing up and tired of scrolling through our crush of the day’s tagged photos? Besides, there are just too many downsides to Facebook to ignore: the whole Timeline thing doesn’t mesh well with the iPhone. I’m not even going to get into the wild goose chase Facebook puts users through to contact the resident help team. Last but not least, the company’s first investor Sean Parker thinks the site is dull, so Mark Zuckerberg may as well enjoy early retirement and quit while he’s still ahead…or at least not a total has-been yet.