Is Facebook Here To Stay? (Love Or Hate Mark Zuckerberg)

We all know the huge controversy that Facebook was able to stir up on the internet. Facebook made a huge dent on Facebook users sentiments with their Privacy Policy – which was too difficult for normal mortals like us to understand.

The smug-faced Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was not much help either. In fact, a few of his comments infuriated a lot of Facebook users – and that is a lot considering Facebook has more than 2 billion (!) monthly active users.

Mark Zuckerberg is the young entrepreneur and one of the youngest millionaires (I should say: billionaires) the world has seen. It is tough to imagine that Facebook started from his dormitory room. He has never been a favorite among most people as he has always been termed arrogant and callous.

When the Facebook privacy policy rift started, Mark Zuckerberg was directly targeted for such complications in the user privacy policies. Right from the start of Facebook, its privacy policy has always been an issue. But it was not until a few years back that it really began to face the heat of controversy.

The users finally turned out victors, as Facebook (read, “Mark Zuckerberg”) made a major overhaul to make the privacy policy simple and easy for users to understand. Mark  Zuckerberg was thrown a lot of dirt during the last few years of raging protests against Facebook.

It is clear to see, however, no matter how smug or arrogant Mark Zuckerberg remains, it is highly unlikely that Facebook will be affected in a massive way. People are still in love with this powerful social media website which is radically changing the way people are connecting and finding old friends. Internet marketers and companies are all still realizing the power of Facebook as a promotional and branding tool, though the stiff competition never sleeps, of course.

For Zuckerberg and his associates, it’s still “Lights, Camera, Action”. So whether you love or hate Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is probably here to stay and the more than two billion monthly users will only increase with time!

Can Twitter be Called A Real Social Network Anymore?

Twitter was launched with the intention of providing its users a quick update of their personal lives to each other. Basically, Twitter aimed at becoming the quick solution of social networkers who did not have a lot of time to spend on exhaustive social networks like Facebook. It was a practical solution to the concept behind social networks.

Twitter was a practical idea for social networking because it helped you stay updated to your network in a quick no-nonsensical way. You know what the other guy is up to and the other guys know what you are up to. With Virtual Reality, it’s slightly different and more about social checks and balances. This in a way helps you keep connected and fulfills the basic concept behind a social network.

Nowadays, however, considering the volume of Twitterers and the sheer number of users simply in it for marketing their services/products has left a question mark on the purpose behind Twitter.

As I see it now, Twitter can be called an internet marketing platform. These days hardly except maybe a few celebs or politicians let their network know what they are really up to. Most Twitterers are simply people who like to post links for their followers. They hardly tweet on what is really happening in their life. Most tweets are related to posting about a new post on the blog,  a link to their squeeze page or a link for selling their products/services, also for the music-science connected business.

I must say that I am also guilty of the same thing, but then that which is why I wrote this article. This is basically speculation on whether Twitter can really be called a social networking site any more. Yes, maybe it does allow you to network socially with some people you don’t know anything about, except maybe the products or services they give. Remains the question if the extended character move was a wise and strategically sound idea but more about that in a next post.

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