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What Would You Do If Facebook Shut Down Tomorrow?

16 Feb

Progressive Media Concepts - Social Media Marketing and Management What if Facebook, arguably the world’s most influential Internet powerhouse, were to be shut down at noon tomorrow? Can you imagine what would happen if you no longer had access to your Facebook friends, photos, messages, or Facebook chat? What would over 500 million users do instead of spending a mind-blowing 700 billion monthly minutes on the social networking king? The end of Facebook fever would be very difficult for many people (including myself) to handle, which really says a lot about what Facebook has done to our society. I imagine that the withdrawal symptoms in this instance would be a lot like losing your cell phone; for the first day it drives you crazy, as if you can’t live without it. However, as time goes by, you get accustomed to the peace and quiet that comes with the lack of constant connectivity. So what would happen? In all respects, it can be assumed that the repercussions of a Facebook shut down would make the Egyptian riots of 2011 look like a day at the carnival.

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