No, Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t been in a car accident or been hurt in any way. As far as we know, he’s probably hanging out, drinking some carrot juice at his Palo Alto mansion, but his social media empire might not be faring so well. There’s no denying that Facebook changed the entire online landscape and rose up quicker than we could have all expected or even imagined. However, Beanie Babies revolutionized the entire stuffed animal market and became somewhat of a cultural icon of the day. Do you see store merchants struggling to keep these collector items on the shelves? That’s what I thought. If trends continue along this path, will Facebook even be in existence 5 years from now? As 80% of Facebook’s revenue is generated from advertising, it is clear that businesses have, in the recent past, entrusted Facebook to reach niche markets and increase exposure of product or service offerings. The rate of growth in the number of new Facebook users from July 2010 to March 2011 was a staggering 8.38 users per second
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