Facebook is not just a social networking site that is growing exponentially and becoming part of the everyday lives of millions of people around the planet (over 726 million online users and growing), but has also become a discipline of research on its own. The major part of literature on social media focuses on Facebook regardless of the angle taken. From the discussion of new applications, comparisons with other social networking tools, the significant role it has in social and political movements, all the way to the psycho-social and human behavioral attitudes associated with the use of Facebook. Even the words “like” and “poke” are being used in everyday language in reference to Facebook.
Facebook was launched in 2004, and for something to grow so big and have that much impact in the span of 7 years, it just makes me wonder what’s next. And till then, for all you Facebook junkies out there, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Is there life after Facebook?