Facebook’s days are numbered because (shocker!) it’s mostly moms using it
It’s like the Myspace of yesteryear
“Facebook will never go out of style,” we all collectively thought in 2007.
And for a long time, it didn’t. We were slightly less addicted, but that’s because we’d allowed our addictions to manifest elsewhere — alcohol, Tinder — but we still used Facebook. We still had the messenger app on our phones, allowing us to keep in touch with family members we don’t otherwise call, and it was a convenient way to remember old friends’ birthdays.
But when was the last time you posted on someone’s wall? When was the last time you held a discussion with someone under their profile picture?
Trying to do Facebook invites for our shower but I don't have everyone/ some people don't use it anymore 😓
— Emmy (@envyemilyy) May 30, 2017
According to a new report from eMarketer, users under the age of 25 are using Facebook less, while heading to Instagram and Snap more, and, here’s where it gets wild: Usage by 12-to-17-year-olds is expected to decline this year, which is the first time in Facebook usage any age group is estimated to drop, ever.
Ur such a dad ! Do people even use Facebook anymore ?
— Leia Millar (@leiamillar) August 15, 2017
For young teens making their first online accounts, our generation was the guinea pigs, and they see us turning to more iPhone friendly forms of social media. We’ve become focused on image and aesthetics over messaging and connecting, and Facebook doesn’t seem to knows how to keep up.
do people even use facebook anymore? (pretty sure i've liked it before tho)
— j a n a (@TrevorsBass) July 5, 2017
If they want to keep people coming to them, they’re going to need to re-brand. But maybe that’s why they acquired Instagram in the first place.
‘Cinderella Weight’ is a dangerous new diet trend Twitter is obsessed with, and it’s turned into a full-fledged panic
Yeah, please don’t try this
by Amanda Ross
You know, I really get the dieting thing. I'm definitely not as skinny as I was in high school, and I'd really like to looks like a lithe and even-stupider-than-I-am-now 16-year-old again. But even my dumb ass is too smart for this scary new weight fad that's taking over teen Twitter. Now, huge waves of…
Health YouTubers are now claiming you can cure any disease just by drinking your own piss
Including HIV, cancer, and broken bones
by Harry Shukman
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's a whole section of YouTube out there dedicated to the vile practice of urine therapy – drinking your own piss and slathering it over yourself for health benefits.It might sound like a lame joke but there are countless videos out there hosted by earnest, vegan-looking,…
Here’s why we need a White History Month
I salute my white walkers!
by Ari Bines
It's Black History Month, a time where we celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of Harriet Tubman, the only Black person the American school system knows. However, the problem with this celebration is that white people have felt using all 28 days of the shortest month of the year is making them feel left out. Can't…