There’s no future for social media networks.

When millennials are in their 40s, they’ll look back on the days of social media networks with the same sense of homesickness Bearing X remembers AOL. Facebook and most of the others will be gone before you know it, and there won’t be any replacements.

I just wish we could do commodity to speed up the process.

Before we dive in, it’s important to keep one thing in mind: Facebook is apparently the most all-over counterfeit thing in history. Billions of people use it. And among the scattering of people on the planet who don’t, most of them at least know about it. It feels crazy to think it – and all the other billion dollar social networks – could just up and vanish. Yet, I think they will.

The reason for my abrogating outlook: social networks don’t absolutely do anything. They’re all just doorways to other people’s advice — like the ‘web access portals’ of the 90s.

When AOL first launched it served an important purpose. The boilerplate customer didn’t know how to ‘get online’ or what to do when once they got there. Things have changed, and so has AOL. It’s been mashed calm with Yahoo into a aggregation called Oath owned by Verizon.

Of course Facebook is bigger than AOL, Verizon, Myspace, or any other cautionary tale of a company. Most people don’t seem to think it — and the other giant social networks — will fail.

Jim Edwards afresh wrote an commodity titled “No one thinks this is ‘the end of Facebook’ … yet investors sense blood in the water,” which absolutely indicates the accepted assessment is social media networks are going to be just fine. But in the commodity he says:

It’s abortive to talk about “the end of Facebook,” of course. The aggregation has 2 billion users. It is not MySpace. But there is no law of physics that requires Facebook abide to be the ascendant social media app in our lives. In fact, the history of social media is that all these apps eventually acquaintance some sort of abatement or stagnation, often as new ones come along but sometimes simply because the masses decide one belvedere is aback uncool, and they move away., Friendster, Path, Livejournal, YikYak, Secret, Tumblr. Twitter and Snapchat have both seen their user-base growth slow.

There’s no such thing as too big to fail, and as Edwards points out, there’s annihilation banishment us to use these social networks.

But, it isn’t just people’s active nature that makes me accept our love affair with likes and shares is ending. Social media networks are like cigarettes: they accommodate assertive benefits, but are still bad for you.

Last year Nick Bilton wrote:

Will a future bearing look back in 10, 20, or maybe 100 years from now and wonder, mystifyingly, why a bearing of humans believed in these platforms admitting ascent affirmation that they were disturbing association apart—being used as agitator application tools, facilitating bullying, active up anxiety, and abrasive our elections—despite the accessible allowances and facilitations they provide?

The botheration is, a lot — maybe even the vast majority — of what we absorb on social media networks are things we don’t care about. Social media is aggrandized with advertising, bots, memes, and advice that’s better served abroad (or not at all). As soon as addition comes up with a new way of administration and agreeable in social media that gets rid of all the crap, we’ll forget about Zuckerberg and Jack.

As consumers, we’re already clamoring for a simpler solution. Sooner rather than later, I hope, we’ll move away from centralized social networks that accomplishment our absorption span for advertisers.

Ideally, we’d share social media over a non-profit decentralized belvedere maintained through open source code. I have no idea what this bewitched decentralized way of agreeable with each other and administration media will look like. But I’m assured a bearing that’s grown up on social media networks and modern technology will figure it out.

I have to accept there’s a better way of bringing people calm than giving our aloofness away to companies that actually analysis and advance ways to be more accepted to us. We deserve all the good that Facebook and other centralized social networks do — but not at the price we’re paying.