03 Jan 2009

Facebook for old people

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pensionbook For those who haven’t seen this before, a hilarious view of what Facebook might look like in 20 years.  But the real question is– what will us folks who are in our 20’s and 30’s be doing when we’re 50 or 60?  Will we be using social networks to find discount caskets?  We’ll still need services as senior citizens, so how will we deal with that in an ultra-connected online world?  Blackberrys and Iphones that are integrated with hearing aids?  Social security payments that are made directly to our PayPal accounts?  What are your thoughts?

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Dennis Yu is the CTO of BlitzMetrics. He is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing, having been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, and CBS Evening News. He is also a regular contributor for Adweek's SocialTimes column. Dennis has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines. He studied Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and London School of Economics. Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you. You can contact him at dennis@blitzmetrics.com, his blog, or on Facebook.
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One Response to “Facebook for old people”

  1. Reply admin says:

    Poking fun at old people doesn’t seem very wise. Let’s face it, there is a reason old people are the way they are — we just don’t know what that reason is because we aren’t old yet. But we will be, and when we are I’m sure we’ll be yelling at the kids to get off the lawn just as vigorously.

    But, as far as predicting the future, you should know that speculating on a future event is surely going to affect it’s trajectory. So the more one speculates about the future the more that future is going to be unlike what we predict. I’m not even going to guess what things will be like in the future because I’ll be wrong. The best we can do is have good intentions and always make forward societal movement. Then, whatever that produces will be the best we could have gotten.

    Like I said in my status update, anybody who claims to be an expert is actually a bullshit artist. That is especially true for anybody who tries to predict the future. And those people who happened to be right is past predictions were nothing more than lucky — being an expert or having some special insight had nothing to do with it.

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