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Can Facebook survive its own size and technological change?

Friday, September 7, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Can Facebook survive growth and technological change?

Jeff Sibel, writing a Harvard Business Review blog, asks "Is Facebook Too Big to Survive ?” He thinks it may face the same fate as My Space, the social network overwhelmed by Facebook five years ago. He notes the theory of British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, who believes our neurological processing capacities mean we can't manage a social network of much more than 150 people. Facebook users average 229 "friends”: each. Read his blog here. Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times analyses the Facebook IPO debacle. Dan Frommer, of Business Insider, wonders whether Facebook can shift to mobile computing and smartphones, a requirement he calls inevitable. Adrienne Rhodes, a digital marketer writing at Social Media Today, thinks Facebook can successfully monetize its offerings without alienating its users, and she does not believe Facebook will disappear any time soon.

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