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Facebook is still alive because it serves its primary purpose as a searchable book of faces. Even if gen z kids are not signing up anymore millennials will occasionally check in on their high school and college cohort and use it to look new people up. Meanwhile boomers actively use it to stay connected with family, especially if they have family abroad. It doesn't matter if everyone is in a little bubble, that's what they want. FB can still happily serve them ads. Twitter is for people with a global focus, it is where bubbles clash, Facebook is for confirmation and support from friends and family. Different people want different things.



You do realize that the oldest “millennials” are now 38? But what I’ve found is that the older people get (over 25) and start having busier lives and move away from their family and friends, the more they use FB. If you are a teenager in high school, you see your friends everyday.


I'm saying millennials checking on their highschool and college cohort after they graduated, like how did he or she do in the last 10 years? sort of thing. I'm aware that all school age kids are gen Z by now.


> Twitter is for people with a global focus, it is where bubbles clash, Facebook is for confirmation and support from friends and family.

Mhh.. that's a great way of describing it.




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