39 thoughts on “Facebook lost around 2.8 million U.S. users under 25 last year. 2018 won’t be much better.

  1. wobwobbird February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    You don’t see anything about your friends on Facebook anymore, and that’s what it’s for. It’s just funny videos and pictures, but you go into reddit to get those

  2. ken_new February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    It’s so different from what it used to be. I started university in 2007 and Facebook was *massive*. It was the entire basis of social life. You’d get an invite for pre-drinks for the dorm down the hall.

    Now, I never post anything because my mum and my auntie and my other auntie and my mums friend don’t understand the style of humour but will Like it within 15 minutes anyway.

  3. drunken_puma February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I have 2 teenage girls and apparently Facebook is for old people. It’s all Insta and Snap for them. Facebook needs to recapture youth or they’re going to have to reinvent themselves.

  4. xevizero February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Facebook has got two simple problems.

    A) Young people find themselves surrounded by parents and family, while once Facebook used to be the place where you could hang out with friends, now you have to watch out for what you say..it’s not anymore like being somewhere with your friends and the girl you like and you’re trying to talk to, it’s more like being in a constant ankward situation of your mom coming to get you after school and randomly making cringy jokes and making your friends laugh.

    B) Ads. Most of my young friends started to get pissed off at facebook during the rise of mobile gaming and facebook microtransactions infested social games (i’d say around 2012). Notifications about Farmville and other crap had become unbearable, then the shift to the non chronological timeline happened and the content from your friends started to be replaced by ads and other cringy wannabe-viral campaigns. The content you still were able to see from friends was often outdated or dowright frustrating..I open facebook in november and still see as relevant a photo of all my old friends hanging out at the beach in July, just to make my grey November day feel more miserable; that post is useless: I can’t interact with it because it would make me a creep who lurks through other people’s personal profiles and old photos, I don’t enjoy it and it’s not relevant to that moment in time, i’d rather see what my friends were doing RIGHT NOW so that I could interact with them.

    Basically Facebook has become old people’s Reddit, and that’s exactly why I personally don’t use it. The few interesting posts that I find (from large pages or groups), see their comment section infested with opinions from the only people who still use Facebook, and whose trashy comments don’t get penalized in any way (there is no burying trolls with dislikes like here on reddit), so this means tons of ignorants/old people, further making me wanna quit and come here where I can leave a long meaningful comment like this and still feel like someone in the world will either appreciate it, or at least read through it.

    Basically I stopped using Facebook the moment when I found a gf and I had no further need to constantly try to socially interact with random people I barely knew; I would have kept skimming through the latest posts, but the less I started using it, the less interesting and more ads infested it got.

    Ol’ man Zuckerberg has a big problem to solve now. Slowly but surely user engagement with the platform is gonna fall in a positive feedback loop that’s gonna leave Facebook with a 1 billion people userbase made up of barely active accounts, ads revenue is gonna fall even more and they’ll have to shut the whole thing down or turn it into something else entirely (more akin to Linkedin or Instagram and other more focused networks that at least retain a purpose even when not that active)

  5. TheBlackTalon February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    In my opinion Facebook started to die a slow death once old people and the media got involved and posts from news outlets is all you could see rather than posts from your friends which is what the platform was intended for in the first place. It’s terrible now and the only reason my account is still active is so that I can stay in contact with old high school and college friends through messenger. Imagine if old people got involved with Instagram and ruined your experience with cringy jokes and “lectures” under your pictures and to make it even worse, the only posts you could see on your timeline were from news outlets. Would you continue to use it when you can no longer see what your friends are posting? Facebook ruined itself when they attracted old people by allowing media outlets to use the platform as their secondary news network.

  6. Z0mbiejay February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I can see why. My 85 year old grandma has a Facebook now.

  7. spongebue February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    It’s constant things like this: [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/2d20UvD.png) that drive me nuts. Stop trying to make things so warm and fuzzy, you’re making the Friendface jokes from The IT Crowd seem tame. Oh, and it’s weird when you keep trying to make things personal by starting every sentence with “Brian,”

    And of course, Messenger removed from m.facebook. Yes, I know about mbasic.facebook. Still a pain to have what was great functionality removed for no reason. I don’t want the damn app!

  8. cushting February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    The facebook style of social media is just out of date now. Besides absolutely flooding it with adverts and screwing up the order of posts its basically not changed since the beginning of time and people are starting to move on to better platforms.

  9. technojesus5K February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    My college was one of the first 20 schools to be added to Facebook. It stopped being cool the moment I found out my mom was on it. Like most things in life, now that boomers have gotten involved, it has become both lame and corrupt at the same time.

  10. SilentBob890 February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Facebook is cancer in technology form… honestly, the world would be better without it.

    My younger siblings are in high school right now (12 year gap between me and them), and shit has changed drastically due to social media. They are constantly pressured by peers into posting more and more content, and it better be “good content” or they will give you shit /make fun of you if not. They cannot escape bullies either thanks to social media. They are constantly comparing themselves to the other kids in the school that are “having so much fun” or “always in trips / parties / out in the streets” etc…. and it makes them feel miserable, making them think that their lives are not as good as the other kids’…

    My younger brother even stopped trying out for sports because, in some ways, of social media. The relentless mocking while in practice, followed by relentless snap chats making fun of him / his technique / form / speed, or instagram posts, etc…

    It is hard to tell him to not care about what the other kids say or do, when he is constantly being teased. There is no escape like before, leaving school / practice and being able to go home and see your family and friends in peace.

    Social media, the way that is being used today, is cancer.

  11. EnderWillSaveUs February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I dropped it around November 2016… I will never go back.

  12. glowingRadon February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Parents/older people are the biggest problem for a lot of us.

    When your mom and all her old friends are on Facebook commenting on each others’ posts and liking every pic, you’ve got an issue. It means Facebook is no longer cool and trendy – it’s an old people’s website now and teens/young adults don’t want to be associated with that.

    Facebook used to be a good “safe” place to talk to friends in high school without your parents being able to easily find out. Now? Friending your parents and relatives is kinda socially mandatory…

  13. hockeyandweedotaku February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I got off Facebook years ago. I was just sick of how fake it is. And sick of seeing my sister make an ass of herself.

  14. DarkCaster February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    The only content I get via Facebook is memes…

  15. peden February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Facebook is so borring! “Hey Peter did you know it’s friends day today..” Jesus…

  16. yakadoodle February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    The good part – facebook is losing idiots.

    The bad part – reddit is gaining those idiots.

  17. ELCOUCHO February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    The only reason I haven’t deleted my facebook is because of messenger and contacts that I have only on messenger. I think its sort of rooted itself into my life and now If I were to remove it I would have to go back to it for some reason like getting in contact with someone.

    Instagram is the only social media platform that I actually enjoy using, purely for some of the great pictures people post (NO ONE WANTS TO SEE YOUR FUCKING DINNER).

  18. dave45 February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I’m 52 and I deleted my account last year as well. Everyone should.

  19. swordgeek February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Facebook is for us old people. Even the demographic that started it is all in their mid-30s. It doesn’t hold a lot of appeal for under-25 crowd, and that’s fine. The internet is growing up, in a way.

  20. bartturner February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Is this why FB is down so much this morning while other FANG all up?

  21. Illmyst February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Perhaps FB shouldn’t suck ass.

  22. morosco February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I can understand why young people aren’t into facebook, but as a 39 year old, I still find it incredibly valuable. I like seeing what my friends and family are up to without communicating with them directly. I like the events feature, because at this point, most of social life revolves around get-togethers organized a week or more in advance so people have a better chance to take part with kids and other life responsibilites. I like being able to exchange a funny comment or two with people from my past – people I wouldn’t communicate with anymore otherwise, but still people I like and would probably see more if I lived anywhere near them. I like following a few community organizations and charities.

    I see the downsides but for me, it’s still great as a tool.

  23. jboey February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Facebook: last week’s Reddit posts with YouTube’s comment section.

  24. ftwin February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    It’s because it’s trash. I got Facebook when I was a senior in high school in 2008. Back then you could post the most ridiculous shit and you didn’t have to worry about your parents or an employer seeing it. Now it’s just this horrible cesspool of shitty viral news. Half of the shit that shows up on my “On This Day” is shit i’d never post in a million years now.

  25. maskosx February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Serves them right. I fucking hate Facebook and social media altogether. It’s beyond me how people still waste countless hours scrolling through endless timelines.

  26. sickvisionz February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I think it’s fine if there’s stuff for younger people and different things for older people.

  27. mrsplackpack February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I hate FB it’s so depressing. I don’t know why people add their parents. All I see now is divorced old people writing something “meaningful and deep” on their children’s status in hopes that their ex wife/Husband will see

  28. thefanciestcat February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I used to think going from students-only to everyone screwed up Facebook, but it’s pages and “share” that screwed up Facebook.

  29. scottdawg9 February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Only reason I keep it is to easily keep in touch with my friends in other countries. I deleted the app off my phone a few weeks ago because I have a shitty battery and it was making it worse. I also realized that when I browse through my feed is endless ads and dumb videos I’ve already seen on Reddit. Facebook used to be so simply and clean. Now’s it’s a mess. An entire tab on the app is dedicated to shopping. I have never once used Facebook to shop.

  30. lylliew February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I keep facebook around just to make logging into other apps a bit easier lol….and to check in to see if i’m missing anyone’s birthdays

  31. Szos February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    MySpace came and fell.

    Facebook had replaced but finally looks on the way out.

    What’s going to replace it? Nothing lasts forever.

  32. The_Samurai_Jack February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Serious Question:

    I know FB user base is shrinking,

    but how is their business, revenue and stock keep growing?

  33. basements_in_london February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Welcome people! I’ve been off facebook since 2013 when my ex started accusing me of cheating on her because I had to follow my ex’s friends and she’d snoop into my messages, hoping to find something, but never did. I’m a nerd, so who and why would anyone do that? As soon as I had no facebook anymore, our fights got a little easier for about a year, untill I found out she was the one cheating on me. To which her reply was, “Well he was just a friend on Facebook so it was a one time thing.” Dropped that bitch off at the curb faster than flies fucking in hot garbage. Till this day, I sorta thank her for helping me dodge all this facebook nonsense. So when I read all ya’lls comments, I can’t help but wonder what happened to it over the years.

  34. BeazyDoesIt February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Facebook is a website, websites get old and people move on to the next cool website. Anyone whos used the internet since the early 90s knows this.

  35. redditor1983 February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I’m 34 so I don’t know if my opinion is relevant.

    But anyway… Facebook is great for staying in contact with people and event planning. It’s good for photo sharing (in some ways too)… more like public photo storage rather than sharing if that makes sense.

    But the Facebook newsfeed (the thing that keeps people logging in daily) is garbage.

    Remember all those “FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD:” emails you used to get from your conservative aunt? Those are all on the Facebook now and that’s all it is. Which, in a way, is awesome because those are not in my email anymore haha.

  36. jinx21182 February 12, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I’ll be honest, I was never keen on teenagers having Facebook anyways. That’s just what an adjusting adolescent needs. Blatant narcissism, passive aggressive tendencies, and stupid political posts….being seen from their parents and older family members.

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