Facebook Sustainable for Foreseeable Future, Researcher Says

While Princeton University researchers predictA Facebook could shed 80% of its users over the next few years, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist has the social network’s back and says Facebook’s prospects are good.Post-doctoral researcher Bruno Ribeiro of Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Science Department has published a paperA in which he describes a new model for predicting the growth or demise of membership-based websites, such as social networks. In the study, Ribeiro uses six years’ worth of data on daily user activity to divvy sites into those that are self-sustaining, like the now 10-year-old Facebook, and those that rely more on marketing and news coverage to survive.
http://www.cio.com/article/747730/Facebook_Sustainable_for_Foreseeable_Future_Researcher_Says

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