Gen Y and Facebook…

My final comment on Facebook. I promise. This time from the Rocky Mountain Collegian:
A message post on these online communities is the lowest form of communication known to man… With too many marketing gimmicks and annoying pop-up ads, the Facebook with its superior format easily overtook Classmates.com… After the move from the Facebook to Myspace.com has been made, the downward spiral has begun; and before one knows what’s going on, he or she is talking to 80-year-old men posing as women in their mid-twenties through online dating services… These online communities boil down to deceitful marketing gimmicks designed to consume student’s lives. In terms of numbers, CU’s presence in these social networks is almost twice that of CSU’s, proving CU students are much more susceptible to life-wasting decisions.
and the last word?
Shut your blinds to peepers, perverts, and other circus freaks, and make sure to just say no to online communities.
There, you’ve been told, and by a cynical, over-advertised-to, Gen Y senior finance major. Make sure you listen up!

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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