Facebook is a supersaturated solution

Right now, somewhere out there, is the death of Facebook

A solution is supersaturated when it is more highly concentrated than is normally possible under given conditions of temperature and pressure. The classic example is carbonated water used in soda. Under pressure the water can hold more carbon dioxide than it can at atmospheric pressure when you take the cap off the bottle the soda starts to fizz because it is super saturated at the new pressure.

With almost a billion active users, most of whom don’t like it that much, I think Facebook is due for a fizz as people abandon it for the next big thing. (Sorry Google, it’s not G+)

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7 Responses to Facebook is a supersaturated solution

  1. Breda Fallon says:

    Good. Everybody can just get off my FB lawn!

  2. Tango says:

    You’re missing one detail, Alan. Facebook keeps tightening the cap on it by making sure it hangs onto all of your photos and contacts. It’s already there and set up… getting that cap off is going to suck.

  3. alan says:

    If people have the only copy of photos on FB then they’re idiots and deserve to lose them. As for contacts… I have the contact info of people I need to contact.

  4. Marty Wilseyy says:

    I think it may take longer than you think for a transition off FB. Mostly because they have a huge team whose job it is to watch for the next big thing and then buy it.

  5. John says:

    Remember: If you aren’t part of the solution you’re part of the precipitate!

  6. Jake says:

    The trick, of course, being that there has to be a “next big thing” before people can abandon Facebook for it. I think Google+ had the best shot in a long time, and it’s still the best alternative, but they didn’t manage to hit “replacement” status.

  7. alan says:

    G+ failed because it’s even worse than Facebook. The problem with all these social media services is that the user isn’t the customer, the user is the product. They’re all focused on extracting data for resale, not maximizing the user experience.

    The slaughterhouse doesn’t worry about how the cow likes the feed lot as long as it is eating enough to fatten up.

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