Have you deleted your Facebook page yet? I recently read this post on KissMetrics all about how Businesses are now deleting their Facebook pages. I’ve also had clients tell me that they aren’t using Facebook anymore and have deleted their Facebook pages as well. This is a huge change from just a few years back, which is why I decided to outline the very reasons why Facebook is dead.
1. Facebook posts are boring and too long.
Mashable recently reported that the character limit for a Facebook post is 63,206 characters. That’s a little long compared to Twitter’s 140-character limit. People don’t have time to read massive, boring Facebook posts. Which brings me to my next point…
2. My parents are on Facebook.
I wish people, mainly my parents, would stop finding old pictures of me and putting them on Facebook. I don’t know about you, but this seems to happen to me a lot. I think I should be able to approve every picture of myself that someone else posts to Facebook. I’m just kidding of course.
3. Facebook makes you use your real name.
“On Facebook people connect using their real names and identities,” is Facebook’s stance on the matter. Read this post on The Guardian where it was reported that Facebook requires users whose names are reported to be “fake” to submit legal identification to prove they are who they say they are. Fortunately, Instagram still lets us use fake names, even though it’s owned by Facebook. Thank goodness…
4. I have way too many friends on Facebook.
I don’t know about you, but I honestly don’t know half of the people who are my friends on Facebook. I’m too lazy to go through all of my friends and delete the ones I don’t know. I also don’t want to cause drama or offend anyone by unfriending them. Is unfriending a word now?
5. I don’t trust Facebook.
This year, Facebook revealed its secret study of 689,000 users who did not give their consent. Facebook used the information it collected to create an “emotional contagion.” And according to The Huffington Post, this information was used to manipulate a person’s emotions through Facebook. Is that even legal?
Of course there are many more reasons why Facebook is dead, but I digress. Instead let’s talk about an alternative.Txtfyre.com is a perfect alternative to any social network. People can subscribe right from their own mobile phones. They don’t have to have a computer, the Internet or even a smart phone. They just text a keyword and they are automatically subscribed to your company’s list. You can then send them updates with text messages. Stop trying to play the marketing game on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Don’t give them control anymore. Instead, make your own network of loyal customers and grow your business with Txtfyre.com
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