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Stephen Downes

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Well, this is putting your model to the predictive test. The authors write, "Extrapolating the best fit model into the future suggests that Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80% of its peak user base between 2015 and 2017." I for one would not be surprised to see that happen (I wonder what the model says about Google - I'd say that in ten years they will be where Microsoft is today; Apple, meanwhile, will be far below where they are now, behind giants like Asus). Via Time. Related: the problem with Facebook is that it keeps most things from you.

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