I remember my senior year of college when this thing called Facebook came around. I waited rather impatiently for the time when they would open up Facebook to my university. Finally, it opened up and I was one of the first people at my school to sign up. As a result, my inbox was flooded daily with dozens of friend requests.
Fast forward a couple of years and we saw high school kids getting into Facebook. Fast forward a few more years and anyone with an email address is signing up for Facebook!
In the beginning, Facebook was an exclusive club with limited membership. Now, this club has almost a billion members. Facebook has become the destination for extensive marketing campaigns and promotions brought to you by some of the world’s largest companies and brands. And, there’s this privacy issue that doesn’t seem to go away…
The mainstream media tells us that some teens aren’t liking Facebook as much as older users. And, the comments in this SodaHead poll seem to suggest that Facebook has become a “geriatric social network”. There’s even this website set up for people that aren’t to jazzed that their parents are even on Facebook.
While the number of cool things that you can do on Facebook has increased, do you think Facebook’s losing its “cool” appeal to the masses? Was Facebook ever cool to begin with?
The Mid Atlantic Marketing Summit is coming to Baltimore on October 18th where we’ll be be discussing Facebook’s coolness factor, content marketing and the next big thing. Hope to see you there!
Now it’s your turn! Take our easy Facebook poll below and then tell us what you think in the comments. To throw in some fun, we’ll be giving away a FREE marketing summit pass to someone randomly selected from the comments below.
Facebook- hot or not?