Are We Too Obsessed With Facebook?

by Larry Emmott on January 14, 2011

in Social Media

“Facebook profiles are like belly buttons: Everybody’s got one”

The Mashable article linked below has a long list of interesting and frankly amazing Facebook stats. Then asks the same question I have been struggling with…so what?

I do think it is a mistake to dismiss Facebook as a fad that will disappear. However I am not sure what it does mean. I am also not sure if dentists need to be worried about missing the Social Media boat.

One trend I saw showed that people using Social Media were doing less personal sharing and more public or community sharing and discussion. For example they were less likely to post about what they did last night and more likely to post a link to a news event and comment on it.

In other words the content being shared and discussed is moving from amateur personal content back to professional expert content.

Maybe that means Social Media will take the place of newspapers and network news as where we go to learn what is happening in the world. (Or maybe not?)

Facebook profiles are like belly buttons: Everybody’s got one…One out of every 13 Earthlings and three out of four Americans is on Facebook, and one out of 26 signs into Facebook on a daily basis.We could rattle off stats like until the cows come home…

via Are We Too Obsessed With Facebook? [INFOGRAPHIC].

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