People Are Bored With Facebook and May Sign Off for Good

mark zuckerbergFacebook has been around for-freakin'-ever. Heck, at least it feels that way. When I joined the site about eight years ago, it was a completely different beast. People were all about the poke and there was no Timeline. But to be honest, despite the constant changes every .45 seconds to "the book" -- I'm not as interested in it as I used to be. Semi-surprisingly, I'm not alone.

According to a recent poll, 34 percent of Facebook users are spending less time on the site than before. Wanna know why? Because they are BORED.

You hear that, Zuckerberg? Your site's becoming a snoozefest!

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I guess that's just what happens when you look at the same site day after day for years and years. Sure, the content on the site and the way it's presented is constantly changing, but it still feels like I'm staring at the same old thing. What's that? Someone ELSE is engaged and they're sharing all the deets in a status update? Oh, and there are MORE photos of yet another galpal's 2-year-old laughing in their high chair?

Longest. Sigh. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't WANT to see all this stuff. I like having it at my disposal. I'm just, well, sort of over it. Personally, I'm at a point in my life where I'd rather be out DOING something and seeing the people I've lost touch with instead of simply "stalking" them online.

Which is exactly what Facebook will always be good for: helping people reconnect. Once those friendships are made on the site, contacting someone is always just a click away -- no matter if they change their email address, phone number, or snail mail locale. At least that's something we can all be thankful for in the long run.

So tell me, are you bored with Facebook too?

 

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