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Myspace rises: Facebook loses 'cool' factor with teens and young adults

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In a Jan. 1 article on, Alex Honeysett examined some social media trends we can look for in the coming New Year. One such trend is the rise of other platforms besides just Facebook, and Myspace is listed as one of those to watch. Myspace has reinvented itself as a music hub, attracting younger, hipper users. Forbes marks the revamped site for growth in 2014, although the probability of an equal footing with Facebook or Twitter is unlikely.

There is an unusual trend happening with Facebook. Although still growing, their growth in the teen and young adult market is stalling. The Washington Post describes it as "that bar that was cool 3 years ago."

Observers have speculated that receiving friend requests from mom and dad has been somewhat of a downer for this segment of social media users. With the proliferation of parents and grandparents posting cute baby and kitty photos on Facebook, it is hard to remember when the site was the exclusive domain of a few preppy college kids.

So, the big question is whether the younger set's turn-off to Facebook will translate into a reinvigorating of Myspace. Most of the younger range of users probably don't even remember Myspace except as the punch line in a stand-up comedy routine.

One thing is for certain: the cool set doesn't have to worry about parents and grandparents showing up on Myspace. Most older folks who have finally mastered Facebook will never take the time to figure out Myspace with all its bells, whistles and options.

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