Facebook abandons college kids

Facebook Grows Up: Can It Stay Relevant? – Kaplan College Guide – MSNBC.com

By Steven Levy
Newsweek

Aug.
20-27, 2007 issue – On Tuesday, July 31, Shara Karasic’s world came to
a temporary halt. Facebook was down. She could not follow the fortunes
and foibles of her friends. She could not see if any photos had been
posted that were tagged as including her. She could not even know if
anyone had “poked” her (which is not a sexual act, but just a little
cozier way of saying “hey, you” online). Even though she had the entire
Internet to entertain her and connect her, she felt the loss. “Over the
course of those four hours,” Karasic says, “I probably tried to get in
five or more times.”

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