Don't Listen to the Adults: Teens Aren't Abandoning Facebook


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Here’s an interesting post from an actual teenager on the teens leaving Facebook quandary that I wrote about previously. He breaks down why Facebook isn’t going to go away any time soon into more detail.

I think his point about how platform-agnostic Facebook has become is especially relevant:

Facebook messaging already works everywhere. Snapchat, Vine, and Instagram only work on mobile devices. Twitter is too public. With Facebook you don’t need to know a person’s handle or phone number or username on some other service. Just click their name and start chatting; the conversation can happen no matter what devices the participants are using.

It’s hard to overestimate how much money, time and talent a company would have to invest at this point to become such an integral part of the way we communicate. If, in fact, it’s even possible.

Facebook filled a hole, everyone else is going to have to dig them out before they can climb in themselves.