- Feb 17, 2008
But it won't (at least not in a hurry)Social media in general should fade away.
I left Facebook a couple of years back and I will be leaving twitter soon.
They aren't valuable tools from my perspective and my friends are people that I actually see and speak with.
I agree with what you say.Carrying devices connected 24/7 doesnt matter if you want quality engagement and production of content. The last thing busy people need is constant endless harassment from notifications, pings, emails and mentions following them everywhere. People are burned out from 'too much internet all the time' and ditching forums and social networks is a crude attempt at curating their exposure.
Communities being accessible at the visitor's own instigated initiative and non-irregular schedules is more sustainable, and forums in particular need that no stress sustainability. The implementation of many features originally designed to increase engagement originated when people mostly used computers they used in fixed times while in active usage (ie during work day, after school).