LUTZIFER, on 11 March 2013 - 17:45, said:
So what are people using then? I haven't noticed any droppage. If there's something else out there, do tell.
I don't actually do anything on Facebook, other than see what is going on with all the bands that I listen too. New CDs comin out, new vids, concerts comin up, etc. etc.
I use it as a tool to find everything I'm interested in, at one place. FB is great for that cuz it's what everyone is using. Musicians, companies, tech sites, etc. etc.
I definitely don't play games, in fact I got all that blocked out. And I use Skype for Facebook friend communication.
People are using facebook. The thing is when they report about these "mass drops" they forget to mention a few things. Firstly, they ones that drop, they don't actually leave facebook, they simply revert from using it as their diary of anything they do, to simply using FB as it was intended, keeping track of friends and old friends and sharing more important stuff with your close friends and family.
And for every person that "leaves", another 2 at least joins.For every person that ACTUALLY leaves, there's like 10 or 100 that joins.
FB isn't going to go away or die, it's simply going to turn into the de-facto standard communication, contacts, sharing and social hub, especially as more and more devices and services use it. Spotify, Netflix, PS4, Xbox Live.
As such, You might in the future see a separation of Facebook the site, and facebook the services and backend.