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Academic Says Facebook Not So 'Dead, Buried'

  • Gigaom, Monday, December 30, 2013 2:03 PM

Take some academic research on Facebook, add a sexy quote about how teens are abandoning the social network in droves, and combine it with a slow news period. What do you get? A small-scale media frenzy about how Facebook is dying. In this case, part of the problem appears to be the original researcher’s attempt to “sex up” his work in the hope of getting more attention for it — something he clearly succeeded in doing, if for the wrong reasons.

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