I’m really starting to wonder how much longer Facebook will be around. Growth has stalled and the bad news just keeps piling up.
Today, it’s more information about the company’s practice of collecting users phone call data, including names, numbers, and length of the call. This occurred on Android phones.
"This week, more details surrounding Facebook’s data grab have cast even more doubt on the company's questionable understanding of opt-in consent. On Wednesday, U.K. lawmaker Damian Collins released 250 pages of internal Facebook emails, including ones that outlined plans to capture metadata about phone calls.
That material appears to show company executives discussing how they could use a 2015 update to capture metadata about people's phone calls.
I don’t use an Android device, but I felt dirty just reading this article. The truth is, as long as I work in marketing I’ll be forced to keep my account since I can’t manage business pages without it."
But, I haven’t posted anything personal on that account in more than a year now. I don’t check Facebook outside of work hours and have stopped signing in to any account with my Facebook account.
The future is not bright for Facebook either. A recent survey showed that 44 percent of users between 18 and 29 have deleted the app from their phone.
On the other side, Instagram and What’s App seem to be doing great, so while growth on one side of the ledger is stalling or backtracking, how many of those users are migrating to a platform owned by Facebook?