Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
The problem, though, is that social media diminishes in it's primary value (being social with friends / collegues) the more it gets cluttered with business and advertising garbage.
There will eventually be a tipping point where peolpe start moving away from things like Facebook and Twitter when they become overly congested.
I remember for the longest time you couldn't even register for facebook unless you had an active .edu email address. I was glad they relinquished those requirements because I had a lot of friends who chose not to go to college.
But, all of the "Farmville" and "Mafia Wars" and things like that, not to mention all the corporate stuff flooding onto it daily, it's becoming less and less fun to use.
It also got a little bit weird when my mom started asking me how to make a facebook page.