“Facebook is stupid and for old people. So says Patrick Moorhead’s daughter, a shrewd young lady, wiser than her 12 years,” Kate MacKenzie writes for PixoBebo. “Why is Facebook’s absorption of Instagram such a bummer for pre-teens and intellectually adept older Mac users?”
“Instagram is everything Facebook is not. Highly targeted and efficient,” MacKenzie writes. “No gawkers and lurkers on Instagram. It’s you and your friends and your photos. Facebook is the poster child of modern social media. It has become so big it can’t compete in niche social site markets with the likes of Instagram, Pinterest, Foodspotting, and other trendy networks, so it, like Microsoft of yesteryear, absorbs the ones that threaten Facebook the most.”
MacKenzie writes, “Researchers say there’s a dark side to the social networking Goliath, a direct link to socially aggressive narcissism (which explains the gawkers and lurkers)… In other words, heavy Facebook users do not good Mac citizens make.”
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