According to a post by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has reached the elusive one billion active user mark. The post sets out a beautiful odyssey of connecting people worldwide and being a wonderful, flowery existence for the users.
Of course that’s not the case right now. Facebook keeps screwing user data over as if it’s meaningless and trivial to do so. They haven’t ironed out their most basic of issues, or listened to widepsread critiques from users (timeline being a notable issue for a lot of users).
It’s difficult to understand how there are no real competitors out there. Google is playing the long-game with plus and are likely to do well in the longer term, but for now, we’re stuck with a Facebook that is a nice idea with a solid platform coupled with an awful business plan (or no business plan) and reckless abandon demonstrated towards user data.