The Week: i-Q - The Internet Question - Has Facebook had its day?

No, although the first wave of super-buzz might be over. People are still avidly using it, but it's just that their use of it is starting to mature. Initial use was about discovery, and people are now more circumspect about what they do when using the site. - Gordon Macmillan

The real use for Facebook is to give idiots something to do while at work or at home. Pretty pictures and writing do not compensate for a real meeting or conversation. Reality check, please. I don't condemn the use of Facebook, but please get bored of it soon. - Martin Mir

Facebook is simply the most recent "application" to blow up. It's simply an evolution of the early instant messenger programmes like ICQ which have developed into hosting applications for a wider range of content. Let's not forget the likes of Friendster and MySpace, which arguably did/do exactly the same job as Facebook, have risen and fallen from grace. Undoubtedly, it will follow in its predecessors' steps, being bought out by larger companies or being replaced in cyberspace by the next new kid on the digital block. - Richard Hall

Facebook was "over" six months ago. Now we're all trying to find a way to use it for marketing purposes. Which, for my money, is like putting ads on the BBC (I know, I know - there ARE ads on the BBC. You know what I mean). - Richard Hayter.


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