The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Facebook is learning that the hard way as all the negative publicity concerning data collection and data privacy over the past couple of years seems to be taking its toll on the social media giant.
Hating Facebook is the "cool" thing to do if you roll in tech circles. While average consumers act like sheep and willingly open their lives to Facebook, giving the company access to all aspects of their lives, tech enthusiasts like to think they're better than that, and mock people who continue to use Facebook. So much so that Facebook has begun to develop a reputation as a social network for "grandmas and grandpas", while all the cool young kids hangout on Instagram (which is doing fine despite Facebook's troubles). Though it seems that techies are no longer the only ones who cringe at the thought of using Facebook. 15 million users have decided to break-up with Facebook in the US according to a survey conducted by Edison Research. There's no way to know how Facebook is doing around the globe, but this is definitely bad news for the company.
I still have an account, though I don't use it anymore. My Facebook feed is just trash if I'm being completely honest. And nobody there ever seemed interested in the things I posted, so when Google announced Google+ would be shutting down it never crossed my mind to give Facebook another go. I just went straight to Twitter (and Cake obviously). Deleting my account is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, as I know I won't lose anything from deleting it. I just haven't gotten around to doing it.
What's your status like with Facebook? Regular user? No longer have an account? Only use it to keep in touch with others but never post anything yourself? Or are you like me, you just have an account but never use it?