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.
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.
Published on May 19th, 2013