• @asyncrosaurus@programming.dev
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    3 months ago

    considering how huge FB still is.

    FB is only huge because they’ve expanded all over the globe, even providing internet to developing nations to facilitate new user acquisition. In reality they’ve been bleeding the original Western users that signed up between '04-'10, and growth among new generations flatland a long time ago. There’s a reason Meta aggressively expanded to other ventures (or attempt to create platforms) like Instagram, Threads, what’s app, VR and metaverse. Metas only chance at sustainable growth and capturing young people is to build or buy platforms young people will use, because it ain’t Facebook.

    • Are you arbitrarily adding conditions and moving the goalposts? I said FB is huge, and that is true. Your rebuttal “only because” really doesn’t change that, if anything it reinforces it. It also doesn’t change the fact that FB hasn’t been “killed” as originally postulated.

    • @intensely_human@lemm.ee
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      53 months ago

      FB is only huge because they’ve expanded all over the globe, even providing internet to developing nations to facilitate new user acquisition

      And they only say Godzilla is huge because she can crush a tank with her foot.

      • @thevoidzero@lemmy.world
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        It’s horizontal growth vs vertical. Growing by getting more coverage is growth but it’s not sustainable growth that you get by getting the next generation into it.