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  • http://blog.esimplestudios.com Gabriele Maidecchi

    In light of all this, I wonder how realistic is to expect the decline of current giants like Facebook or Twitter, and for what reason they might happen. Do you think any other service has the potential to put Facebook out of the equation like it happened to Myspace?

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Facebook will have it’s day and for the short to medium term it will continue to dominate social media as it has the foresight to become not marginalized but evolved to be mainstream for teenagers, adults and business that MySpace was never able to achieve. As sure as night follows day and the evolution of the social media species, extinction is assured, it is just a matter of what that will be and what it will look like. I look forward to continuing to watch the game unfold.

  • DF

    You lose credibility with me when you misspell “it’s” which has no apostrophe when used as a possessive. It makes me wonder if you made mistakes in your thinking, too.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks for your comment and I apologize for not being possessive or finitely and grammatically correct.
      I don’t think for a moment that anyone has missed the point because I left out an apostrophe.
      The reality is that a grammar mistake doesn’t reveal a glitch in thinking but an urgency to share ideas.
      Grammar mistakes are often littered amongst bloggers that don’t tolerate “Grammar Nazis”.
      Bloggers share and care but they don’t sweat the small stuff :)

      • http://www.dreamgrow.com/ Priit Kallas

        Being a non-naitive English speaker, I get a lot of those grammar people :)

        • Peterldye

          I being a native English speaker believe is about communication. Good interesting blog :-)

      • Anonymous

        Jeff – I know far less than you about this stuff, but wanted to share my experience. It comes down to ease of use and being where I’ll find most friends or people like me. So, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn with a smattering of StumbleUpon and I joined MySpace so I could interact with my kids’ band (two sons – their band – think I got the apostrophe correct) and other bands with whom they are friendly. I joined Ning long ago but it was clunky to use and less populated with the folks I wanted to interact with. That’s my personal social media usage story.

        Jeff, I follow you on Twitter, so I know you’re a thoughtful thinker. I don’t always agree with you, but do appreciate that you do the research and put it together thoughtfully, in a way that’s easy to read.

        I admit, I’m thrown by grammar and spelling mistakes, but also aware that I make those mistakes too. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. ;-) )

  • http://www.dreamgrow.com/ Priit Kallas

    A while ago I compiled a graph of social netwoking sites marketshare by visits. Facebook and Youtube are big, all else is commentary. Linkedin seems to be moving up and Twitter sideways. According to Hitwise. http://goo.gl/9Sgq0

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  • kundan

    What about Orkut.com ??

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Maybe I should have made the topic “The 4 Biggest Losers” :)

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  • http://twitter.com/bigauction Michael McNabb

    Commercial needs to be a part of the plan from the beginning.  A way or method must be found that isn’t too intrusive to the meaning of the site. 

  • Anonymous

    Excellent article.  Does anyone predict the next recent winners who will soon be losers?

  • Chris

    How does Google+ stack up in your mind? Will it be a winner or loser?

  • http://www.facebook.com/buddy.hodges Buddy Hodges

    Craig,

    I agree that this is the challenge that most business people face.