Posted September 27, 2006 10:43 am by with 1 comment

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With all the recent buzz surrounding Facebook’s apparent talks with Yahoo, there’s been a lot to read about the social networkig site recently.

To me, I’ve always credited Facebook’s success to the fact that it’s an ultra cool space that is the exclusive ground of those in high school or college. After all, who wants to hang out in the same places 40+ year-olds do?

Now it seems Facebook is willing to risk that exclusivity in favor of more users and, likely, a higher valuation, by opening up the site to anyone and everyone.

It will either be the smartest move they make, or the worst one. Time will tell.

Via Sid.

  • Although only time will tell, I believe that opening up Facebook to the general public could backfire on the seemingly immortal the social network. By removing the exclusivity factor, Facebook becomes more like MySpace which appears to be on the decline. By keeping Facebook exclusively for high school students, college students, and recent grads, they were effectively targeting the 15 to 25 year-old group, a demographic that spends more time on social networks than any other. Yet, with the decision to make Facebook available to all, I believe it may lose grounding among the younger users.