There’s a good post here on WalesOnline talking about how Facebook may be starting to do a bit of a Myspace and heading into decline. It links back to the Inside Facebook findings that emerged the other week, suggesting that the UK and some other areas are spending less and less time on Facebook. It had to happen sometime.
I know I’ve certainly started weaning myself off Facebook, not that it has been difficult. A few of my friends have also started pulling away from it, often moving their focus to Twitter instead. There is also Diaspora as an alternative. If you’re not on there, I have a few invites going spare.
Facebook has become every bit as noisy and unpleasant as the real world that it used to shelter us from. Whether it be those bloomin’ applications that send to everyone on someone’s friend list and litter your “wall” or a couple of your more “turbulent” friends who like to air their dirty laundry in public.
It is still a useful place to get in touch with people, but the novelty is certainly wearing off. Mr Zuckerberg’s ever more ingenious ways of mining your personal information certainly isn’t endearing me to it.