Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Final Chapter of Facebook?

Virginia Heffernan at the New York Times claims that we've reached our saturation point with Facebook. She quotes author Julia Klam as saying “Facebook is good for finding people, but by now the novelty of that has worn off, and everyone’s been found.”

Can't say I agree with this statement, though perhaps that's because I'm in a situation (college age and member of a social fraternity) where I am often meeting new people. Facebook may be dying among its older users, but I don't see an end anywhere in sight for the average teenager or twentysomething anytime soon.

1 comment:

jroddy said...

I concur -- there's no way that people our age, especially in school or on the move as constantly as Katherine and I (and much of our generation) will be leaving facebook anytime soon.

Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between the knowledge that the wisest and that which the most ignorant individual can deliberately employ is comparatively insignificant. ~Fredrich Hayek in The Constitution of Liberty