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Facebook Deflates Untimely Obituary

This past week, some Princeton PhDs got a lot of Web watchers to sit up in their chairs by suggesting that Facebook would implode by 2017. In response, Facebook’s data scientists have employed the PhDs’ own methodology to prove that Princeton is on track to lose its entire student body by 2021. “The critical error in the non-peer-reviewed study is stating that since the volume of [Google] searches for ‘Facebook’ began declining in 2012, it must mean there’s an ongoing decline in Facebook usage,” TechCrunch writes. “Searches … declining doesn’t prove much considering over half of Facebook’s traffic now comes from mobile.”

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