Newly appointed COO obviously believes Facebook has miles to go before she rests. But more than a few people out there apparently share another opinion.
There's a hilarious video now making the rounds on YouTube--"I'm getting bored of Facebook" set to the Billy Joel tune, "We didn't start the fire." (You knew it was only a matter of time, didn't you?)
All good fun and such, but does the satire reflect a real turning point in the service's popularity? Let's keep some perspective. Facebook's getting the same treatment dished out to every frontrunner--be it in technology, politics, or some other sphere. (How long before we start reading about Obama-mania morphing into Obama fatigue?) Anyway, former Goldman Sachs analyst turned blogger Michael Parekh doesn't think the malaise--if that's the right word--will last:
"Any near-term fatigue by some in all things Facebook may soon be reversed as Facebook and it's application partners gin up innovative ways for us to enjoy Facebook anew."
Parekh's a smart guy and his analysis of tech currents has always been sensible. Enjoy the video, but I wouldn't nail the coffin shut on the Facebook phenomenon just yet.
I've read a bunch of blogs where the authors contend the video is even a harbinger of the social network's coming demise. If they really believe that, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to offer for sale. Cheap, too.