Will Facebook be extinct by 2017?

A new Princeton University study predicts Facebook will go the way of MySpace and face extinction by 2017, when an estimated 80 percent of its users will abandon the leading social media platform.

According to the study, Facebook is “just beginning to show the onset of an abandonment phase,” and that “a rapid decline in Facebook activity in the next few years” will lead to a substantial loss of overall users in three years’ time.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

  • ec99

    As I understand, many of the young have already gone on to another fad, which doesn’t bode well for it.