The Myspace Fallacy

Making the rounds in the tech world this week is a scientific paper published online by a pair of Princeton researchers. Using a model adapted from epidemiology, the paper predicts that Facebook is about to go the way of Myspace. Specifically, the authors conclude, “Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80 percent of its peak user base between 2015 and 2017.” Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2014-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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