It was during that long time ago, which I don’t even remember, when I stopped using Facebook. I had done it to stop myself from the addiction, but it turned out to be more than just an addiction. It was like an extension to my life. I realised it the day I left it. But, I never let that realisation turn myself back to Facebook. It got easier every month, to not use it.
I could focus a lot on my college by not using it. And, it turned out to be very good in terms of the marks I scored in every test ahead. I still remember that college was not the reason why I left it. I left it because I just wanted to see if I could live without this addiction. And, I could.
Talking about the time when I thought it would be cool to login back to Facebook once again – it was different. The whole page had turned into something new, something I could not address myself to. The concept was still the same, but the way the concept was presented had changed exponentially. It had a lot of new features which the generation might have thought to be cool and appealing. But, not me. I just could not cope up with the page which was once a cool place for me to hangout on the internet. I found it to be very commercial. That’s the problem – it being commercial. Ask yourself – do you use (if you use) more of Instagram or Facebook? I bet most of you will have the answer as Instagram. That is because the new generation of users find it more appealing to use than any other platform.
Instagram is by far the leading platform for social media. It has over a billion users worldwide. You might be wondering – so does Facebook, what’s your point? According to the facts, this generation might have made an account in Facebook, but it doesn’t really use it as the primary spot for doing whatever they do on the internet to get social. One of the main reasons behind this behaviour is the fact that people got bored with Facebook. They can do whatever they do on Facebook, in a better way somewhere else on the internet. Development of new apps is one of the solid reasons why Facebook is not used anymore like it was done before.
The interesting fact I have observed in my nearest surrounding is that the older generation uses a lot of Facebook. This might be due to the fact that Facebook is the easiest platform to get started on the internet. What they don’t understand is the fact that it can be changed to something better somewhere else.
The bridge of Facebook has fallen in my space. What about you?
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