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Is Facebook dying and is the drinking challenge people send to one another a last desperate attempt to make Facebook fun again?

 

This week a new phenomenon started spreading through my Facebook feed: Friends and friends of friends posting videos of themselves drinking an alcoholic beverage in one go, and then challenging others to do the same.

 

The game originated in Australia, according to wikipedia, and has since spread through sites like Facebook.

The game, that
can go horribly wrong, has been blamed for two people’s demise.

 

There has been much debate recently whether Facebook’s popularity is on the downward spiral and even though the company and Zuckerberg has focused on Facebook’s economic up rise, the word on the internet is ”Facebook is dying.”

 

It is definitely to soon to call for anything, but this might just be the time for a new social network to start knocking on the door. Or is
the party just getting started on Facebook?

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/10/cardiff-man-death-neknominate-drinking-game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_1HYTRs7iU