No, Facebook is Not an Infectious Disease

Cirullo.it Il Fatto Digitale da Mashable

“The future suggests that Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80% of its peak user base between 2015 and 2017.” That’s according to a pair of Princeton University researchers who liken Facebook adoption to an infection. Those who don’t join the social media platform are immunized, they say; those who leave Facebook are experiencing recovery.

If it sounds like junk science, it isn’t. Though I do think the researchers, despite their best efforts to use virus spread models to analyze the growth, adoption and decline of social networks, got pretty much everything wrong. Read more…

Join the conversation
Source: Mashable.com

Related posts

Post Comment

*

Top