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Is Facebook losing its popularity?

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Started: 3/29/2016 Category: Technology
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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inplatform

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I don't think that Facebook will die. It has made acquisitions on several other popular social platforms like WhatsApp, Instagram etc. These are supporting Facebook as a whole. It has also invested into Oculus rift, which is going to revolutionise computer experience. What do you guys think?
tvellalott

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Facebook can't possibly outlive the next generation of tech users. Already, we see other services used more than Facebook. And it is only because of it's overwhelming user base and valuable metadata that Facebook is able to succeed. Kids already don't use Facebook because Mum and Dad are on it, it's laughable to think my 4 year old daughter will use Facebook in her teens.
Here is a survey by Piper Jaffrey concluding that Facebook has dropped in importance amongst Teens: https://static-ssl.businessinsider.com...
Debate Round No. 1
inplatform

Con

Looking at the chart, we see that Instagram is at the top. Instagram is an acquisition of facebook, so it means that facebook is profiting more than its competitors. Also the major competitors of facebook are Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine and G+ (barely used by people). But these are at an disadvantage because they're only accessible through smartphones but facebook can be accessed from PC, laptops and smartphones.

Even though facebook is losing support in the United States. Its thriving in several other countries like India, Indonesia, Brazil and Philippines.

Facebook is still having a dominance over other social media in terms of users and revenue. It is more accessible, it has its own messaging app with 800 million users, WhatsApp with over 900 million users and Instagram with 300 million users which is increasing at a fast pace.
tvellalott

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Debate Round No. 2
inplatform

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by lopamudraa 10 months ago
lopamudraa
This is lopamudra here,
Facebook is a social networking website that makes it easy for you to connect and share with your family and friends online, especially the long distance and the left out relationships. With the improvement in the technology, we have many new apps such as whatsapp, instagram (where u can share your pictures and let your followers live the moment), snapchat, etc. however it is a serious concern that people are now days being exposed to a misconception that "facebook is dying" and that it is losing its popularity. LET US MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT FACEBOOK IS THE ONLY APP THROUGH WHICH U CAN RECONNECT TO YOUR PAST RELATIONSHIPS WITHOUT THE USE OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS THE PHONE NUMBERS OF YOUR FRIENDS ( AS REQUIRED BY WHATSAPP AND SNAPCHAT). So this is basically the main reason why people don't deactivate their Facebook accounts , and that always keep in touch with them.The Facebook team has also launched a tool that uses artificial intelligence to help people who are blind experience photos on Facebook. Thus, there is no way that makes me feel that is Facebook is lagging behind other social networking apps!!! I hope that i am able to convince you by my words.
THANKYOU
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