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Does anyone think that Facebook will catch on someday?

Asked by dinneland (10points) September 17th, 2010

I understand that there is over 500 million members now, but there is over 6 billion people in the world. That just seems like such a small percentage for such a rad website.

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

I really hope not.

Mamradpivo's avatar

What is this the Facebook you speak of? Sounds like some technology fad. It will go the way of the 8-track soon enough. If you want a serious investment, try tulip bulbs. I hear the Dutch are doing marvelously with these lately.

poisonedantidote's avatar

Its days are numbered, very soon a big company like google will make a social networking site and it will dominate the market for a good 10 years.

Zaku's avatar

Hmm. This question is making me want to remove my Facebook account.

Frenchfry's avatar

I don’t really care for Facebook. I know weird uh?

CherrySempai's avatar

That’s odd, it seems to me like everyone and their mother (it’s a saying, but quite true in this situation) has a facebook. But when you really think of it, you need to only count the people who have a computer, internet, friends, interest in such a thing, and persistence in it. I’d love to see the actual percentage of Facebook users out of all the internet users. Sounds like an interesting topic. :)

While I don’t pay attention to all the added-on things, games, and extras, I love the Facebook basics that let me easily communicate with people while I’m in college and then at home. :]

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

@poisonedantidote Google bought and now manages myspace.

Brian1946's avatar

FB has no chance against Myface and Spacebook!

downtide's avatar

According to these statistics, 1.9 billion out of 6.8 billion people in the world have internet access. So your figure is really 500 million out of 1.9 billion which is a bit over 25%. I think it’s actually scary just how many that is, when you think how much data they’re collecting and what they can potentially do with it.

anartist's avatar

Facebook has had its day. The sun is slowly setting on FB.

Brian1946's avatar


Not really.
According to this, neither you, I, nor about 75% of the world’s other internet users are on FB.

john65pennington's avatar

The people not on Facebook are smart. their computers are free of viruses. Facebook is loaded with viruses.

Anonymous523's avatar

Facebook, as a website, is running out of time. Social networking as a whole will continue to grow larger.

@john65pennington The whole internet is full of viruses.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

People with good antivirus software are smart.

Seek's avatar

@john65pennington On the contrary, Facebook itself is pretty virus-free. Third party applications accessed through Facebook are another story completely.

Which is why I don’t use them. The apps can go Farkle themselves. ^_^

downtide's avatar

I often got viruses off Myspace. Or at least I’d get my antivirus warning me it had caught something, after every visit. Never off Facebook though.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I just remembered that facebook is banned in Mainland China. Maybe that’s why FB doesn’t have that many users

Seek's avatar

I tried, I can’t help myself, it’s a pet peeve

@Michael_Huntington “that many users”.

You and my little brother can e-slap me now.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Just edited it now, thanks.
My mind has turned to mush from doing nothing for the past 3 months

wundayatta's avatar

I think it’ll gain a lot more customers (or whatever you call them), but I don’t know how much use they will get out of it. They may have 500 million users (or whatever you call them), but how many of those users use? I mean, how many accounts are dormant? How many only check in twice a year or something?

Anyway, I don’t know what “catching on” really means. Did Google catch on? What about the Chinese version of Facebook which has, I believe, more “users” than facebook does. It’s all silliness if you ask me. I mean, why do we even care?

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