Is Facebook old?

Let’s face it, Facebook has become the social media equivalent of a pair of worn-out sneakers – it’s been around forever, and it’s not as cool as it used to be. With a whopping three billion users, many of whom are “old” (as the kids say), it’s clear that Facebook has lost its youthful edge. But, as I’ve learned from this CBS News article, Facebook has 3 billion users, many of which are not-so-young. As Devin Walsh, a 24-year-old Manhattanite, puts it, .stk-877aea7{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-877aea7-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-877aea7-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}“When I think of Facebook, I think ugh, like cheugy, older people, like parents posting pictures of their kids, random status updates and also people fighting about political issues.” But hey, Facebook isn’t dead yet, folks. With TikTok facing government scrutiny, Facebook might wiggle its way back into the hearts of young adults – or so they hope. Tom Alison, the head of Facebook, plans to lure in those elusive youngsters with what he calls the era of “social discovery.” The key? AI, TikTok-like Reels, and private messaging. Notice no mention of the Metaverse there? But let’s be real here. Facebook’s user demographics are steadily declining, especially among teenagers and young adults. Just ask Debra Aho Williamson, an Insider Intelligence analyst who notes that young people often shape the future of communication. And with…Is Facebook old?

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