VCRs. CDs. 8-Track tapes, I’d like you to meet our newest member of the old and uncool club: Facebook.
Apparently, among the youth, Facebook now has the equivalent of someone with an “old people smell” to younger, fickle social media users. Facebook. You remember it, right? Something used back in the old-en days of Paris Hilton and Powerpuff Girls. 2008. Ah a simpler time. This Facebook trend captured by this young girl, Maxine Guttmann:
“When I was little, Facebook was the coolest thing to do. And I as got older, it got stupider and I have more commitments.”
Part of it, I’m sure, is that for kids, anything that your parents can get involved with or understand soon reeks of uncool. Like when your mom knows the lyrics to your favorite Lil’ Wayne song, it’s time to move on.
But I do think there are other reasons. Like a natural cool place life cycle that Facebook may be at the end of. Something I wrote about in a blog post a few months ago “Ever been part of the club scene? Then you know why Facebook’s days on top are numbered.” Click the link and check it out.
Or read more about the teen exodus trend from Facebook in this LA Times article: