I felt the death knell for Facebook last week when I saw a small ad from Marks & Spencer suggesting that the public visited its Facebook site to see what it was up to. M&S on Facebook! How far is that from social networking? When I mentioned it to under 30 somethings that live their lives through its pages there was a definite “No way, have to move on”.
I know many companies are using networking sites to raise profiles, Twitter, You Tube and blogging but M&S invading Facebook seems a step too far. Will the ‘youth’ leave in droves or have they already migrated to other sites and left Facebook to the ‘oldies’? Should Facebook be restricting its pages to personal sites only?