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Ten years in, Facebook is the granddaddy of social networking: Queen's University expert


February 2004 saw the creation of one of today’s most popular social networking sites: Facebook.

On Tuesday, February 4th, Facebook will celebrate its 10th birthday and social media expert Sidneyeve Matrix is available to comment on how Facebook has changed since its birth, as well as recent reports that there are high numbers of teenagers who are opting not to join Facebook or are leaving the site.

“In spite of recent reports proclaiming or forecasting its demise, FB is alive and well ten years in. As the granddaddy of social networking, FB has matured and may have lost some of its edginess as the membership matures and more advertisers take over the newsfeed,” says Dr. Matrix. “Yet Facebook is firmly positioned as the go-to, default, daily social utility for a billion users who rely on the platform to support the virtual ties that bind far-flung busy families and friends, through photosharing, lifelogging, and the ubiquitous ‘Like’.”

Please note that Dr. Matrix is only available for phone interviews.

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