Number of teens using Facebook crashes as YouTube becomes platform of choice

Axeia

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Facebook has been a digital retirement home/flea market for many years now, so I'm not surprised.

I left a while ago and haven't missed it.
Tbf Facebook should go all in on their market place. Greatly improve listing, searching and filtering options and perhaps even do a payment system.

eBay still feels like the same site it was over 2 decades ago, just worse*. It's easy to get banned with absolutely no recourse and they don't give a reason so you don't even know why. Meanwhile actual scammers seem to get away with things fine. My ages old account that had PayPal and thus PayPal protection got banned, making a new account you can't add PayPal anymore so there's no protection (never had to make use of the protection but it's good knowing it's there). Oh and they banned my new account within 2 weeks as well as I was trying to sell a video card.

*Too many actual shops and too many refurbishers get lumped in with the normal results until you start adding filters that get remembered power search instead of as a global settings. There's also far too many 'pay for this list boosting option' options when trying to sell things. Just have one, and add an option to pay monthly to have them all available for people who sell a lot. (Companies love subscriptions for reliable income)

Facebook marketplace seems like the next most popular platform for used sales. It's basic but could be improved with the billions Facebook has... And they must be getting desperate to diversify.
 
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TheRealSCDC

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Sadly Truth Social still only has one user, when asked for a comment he pleaded the 5th.

At least that was funny. But Truth Social is probably a bot haven just like Fakebook. I support the premise of Truth Social though. I see all kind of outragous far left stuff left as acceptable, but conservative views smashed. That's not how freedom of speech works. All sides should have a voice, whether the woke-a-holics like it or not. And I mean ALL people should be able to have a voice without violence and being persecuted. Just keep the Porn and Foul Mouthed stuff as adult only. :)

Great shows like "Boondocks" will never be produced again because of the censorship and voice of the woke. Look up Boondocks on HBO.
 

TheRealSCDC

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Tbf Facebook should go all in on their market place. Greatly improve listing, searching and filtering options and perhaps even do a payment system.
Actually my wife has managed to rid of some junk we had lying around through Fakebook marketplace. Not sell, but basically give it away. I don't use it, but my wife isn't non-binary, she is all female, so she uses Fakebook. lol.
 

UncleMikeRetro

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As a small YouTube channel owner and one who loves YouTube TV, it pleases me that I threw myself in with the (current) winner!

YouTube just mostly gets things "right" for me.
 

Rq3EWAq

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Facebook? Can't stand censorship, poor quality of content, adverts, centralized power by one company. I deleted my account. Many other are doing the same. Finally, its being noticed! Even Meta shares are down massively this year.
 

Avro Arrow

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Facebook has been a digital retirement home/flea market for many years now, so I'm not surprised.

I left a while ago and haven't missed it.
I'm still TECHNICALLY on Facebook but there are usually months between my logins. I just couldn't be bothered anymore and Suckerberg's attitude doesn't give me any desire to support his obscene wealth.
What does facebook expect when 50% users are fake and there is no content filtering policy? I tried to report scams, fake users, bullying in comments and facebook always replied that "everything is according to it's policy standards". :)
Which basically means that they have no standards at all. Because of this, Facebook became nothing more than a disinformation platform for the crazy conspiracy theorists. The amount of BS surrounding COVID vaccinations on Facebook was nothing short of astonishing. It's no wonder that so many people were scared with the lies that they read on Facebook (and Twitter for that matter).
FB and TikTok are proof that you can make a crap app and still make a great success. It's obviously much better to invest in propaganda than to waste money on salaries for programmers and designers.
Ain't that the truth!
Now, when I played a TikTok video for the first time I thought "Screw the designers, didn't they hire any programmers"? If preschool children made that media player, it would probably be more functional.
The biggest problem with TikTok is the content creators that are tolerated on there, not the platform itself. There's literally no rhyme or reason for the existence of the garbage that I've seen on there. For that reason, I never bothered opening a TikTok account.
It has slowly improved in the last few months, but considering the number of users it already has, it's clear they didn't come there for the ease of use, or quality of design. But because it was the only one in China, so it had a lot of users there. Then it spread all over the world thanks to propaganda.
I don't think that propaganda had anything to do with it. TikTok spread all over the world because it's relatively easy for content creators to use and I think the only rule is that no NSFW content is allowed. That makes TikTok more accessible than a platform like YouTube which has rules that content creators must follow, rules that, unfortunately, seem to change by the day and nobody gets told about them.
FB is crap, and yet it looks like technology from the future compared to TikTok.
It's true, but people clearly don't care about how advanced a platform is. They just care about how easy it is to use and what content it holds. Twitter is about as basic as it gets but, because it's easy to use, it's popular.
Now if we can just get old people to stop thinking FB is the internet and therefore only having their business "website" on FB...
These are the same people who thought that AOL was the internet. :laughing:
Title should be worded better, as it could imply that they're using YT instead of FB as a social media site. Which would be a laughable correlation to suggest.
I believe that YouTube is the next one to fall. Content creators are really getting sick of rules that change daily and without notice.
Criticizing the customer? Oh yeah, that's a smart business move ...... NOT!
Yeah, they're copying Disney with that "Richard" move.
Yeah, Facebook is all old people arguing. By old people I mean people my age. It is sad. I use it for Marketplace and my neighborhood HOA group. Seems to bring the worst in people.
Social media in general seems to bring out the worst in people. Facebook just happens to be the biggest.
Tiktok is fcking trash and your IQ drops 10 points for every minute you're on it.
That's why I'm never on it.
 

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As a small YouTube channel owner and one who loves YouTube TV, it pleases me that I threw myself in with the (current) winner!

YouTube just mostly gets things "right" for me.
The problem with YouTube is the treatment of content creators. Soon, the problem will be no new videos to watch because as soon as a new platform opens up, creators will leave YouTube in droves.
 

Lew Zealand

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The problem with YouTube is the treatment of content creators. Soon, the problem will be no new videos to watch because as soon as a new platform opens up, creators will leave YouTube in droves.
That's assuming another platform isn't going to do it worse than YT. Just because YT sucks, that doesn't prevent everyone else from sucking even more.

Was watching a nooblets livestream last week and he laid out the business practice and strategy plus creator promotion problems with Twitch and why it will likely fail in a few years' time because it's unsustainable. According to his experience (as a relatively small YTer) you can maintain viewer engagement on YT much easier than Twitch due to Twitch's horrid algorithms.
 

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That's assuming another platform isn't going to do it worse than YT. Just because YT sucks, that doesn't prevent everyone else from sucking even more.

Was watching a nooblets livestream last week and he laid out the business practice and strategy plus creator promotion problems with Twitch and why it will likely fail in a few years' time because it's unsustainable. According to his experience (as a relatively small YTer) you can maintain viewer engagement on YT much easier than Twitch due to Twitch's horrid algorithms.
What I was hearing was that there's a problem with videos being de-monetized without an explanation or recourse. That's just terrible considering how much work some of these content creators put into the production values of their videos.
 

RudyBob

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I still like FB but the amount of ads I have to scroll past is oppressive. FB is filled with people that have nothing to say so it's a platform for them to share someone else's meme. Tiresome. I post a couple times a week and 90% of my posts are my thoughts/pictures/activity. It could be used better by users. Many of the groups I belong to are repetitive in the posts. I find forums pertaining to an interest much more helpful. The fear of censorship is ever present for Lord knows why.

Youtube is pretty good. I been watching "What's My Line" Bennet Cerf was a smart guy.

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