Has Facebook hit the tipping point?

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I was in school when Face book started up. And I never used it, no one at my school used and none of my friends at other schools used it. So to me – Facebook was useless. Back in November I had a drink with an old friend who is finishing up her final year in the International Business Program. She was working on a paper that focused on starting a ‘web company.’ The major problem (beyond their actual business) was she was addicted to facebook – “I’m always exploring on facebook” she told me, “its too addictive.” I decided to have a second look at facebook. and my how things have changed. When i looked in November only 2 friends from my High School years were there – now I’ve got over 30 former highschool friends available. Livejournal – which during my years was where the action online for Carleton was, today is slowly dying. The number of posts there is down dramatically from where I remember it.I guess over the past few months facebook has hit its “tipping point” a point where the early adopters final push a product into mainstream. It would be interesting to see if this is shown in regional user growth over the past 3 months compared to previous years.

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Hi. My name is Matt Roberts, you can find me at www.mattroberts.com.

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