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Kartik Subramaniam
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I think pandemic is a strong word. It implies a dying off of social media. We may just be seeing the lull before a new platform grows. Or we may see measurable decreases in the use of social media. But I don't envision young people giving up on the social media we grew up on. There are always alarmist views before logical change. We just don't see what the change is yet. 

Jun 17, 2016 01:48 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I see it as an ever changing trend.  Young people stop using platforms once their parents start  ie emails, facebook, etc.   Once parents and grandparents find it cool, it is no longer trendy  

There is always something new on the horizon.

Jun 17, 2016 02:47 AM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

I don't think social media is going away - changes for sure but I don't know about Major Exodus.

Jun 17, 2016 02:31 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Fred - I think there's always going to be churn and change in the platforms, but I wouldn't count FB out just yet. They're spending a lot of time and energy trying to get ahead of the ciurve, even though we don't see much of it yet there.

Jun 17, 2016 05:30 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

People like to waste time, social media will continue to grow and evolve, even my fitbit is more enjoyable with the social media function built into it.

Jun 17, 2016 05:22 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I really like John Meussner's answer! I think there will always be something new and shiny that will attract our attention.

Jun 17, 2016 04:51 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I disagree -there will continually be new platforms that bring new users.  I do see facebook losing it's appeal, along with some others that are currently popular.

Here's how it works ---> platform is created that teenagers think is really cool, they start using it by the millions -->  older people join platform -->platform pushes to earn revenue from older user base --> younger user base doesn't want to use a service so obviously hellbent on getting into their wallets (nor do they want to hang out where the old people are) ---> younger users abandon platform for latests & greatest platform in infancy.


It happened with myspace, it happened with facebook, and it's happening with LinkedIn, SnapChat and Instagram.  People LOVE social.  They HATE when social becomes a platform for some suits to make millions or billions.


I strongly believe if ANY of these platforms avoided ad based revenue, they'd succeed long term, but they won't turn down the $$ for longer term viability.

Jun 17, 2016 04:36 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, that is interesting indeed and I have not heard much chatter about a major exodus from Social Media.  I know that there is way too much drama with a lot of the social media stuff though.

Jun 17, 2016 03:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hyperbole existed before social media.  And likely after too.   

Jun 17, 2016 01:54 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin well, I still believe some of them is going to stay here forever...

Jun 17, 2016 04:30 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

love it!  Seriously - when the shooter in Orlando was on Facebook... I think that says something - I am not sure what, but it must say something... 

Jun 17, 2016 12:47 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For many reasons I have seen many relatives and friends cut back on social media sites.

Jun 17, 2016 12:18 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do think social media is here to stay. FB is like google. It's what people think of when they think social media. I believe FB will stay popular for quite a while. So many people have so much invested in it. But then something new and cooler will eventually come along. 

Jun 17, 2016 11:38 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Just a loud name for a post and very subjective speculation. 

Jun 17, 2016 07:24 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

My sense is that things are shifting, and will continue, even without reading this article - pandemic sounds rather dramatic. Will it go away? I suspect not but I bet there will be fewer in our business using it specifically for business. And I haven't heard that ore and more agents are gaining business this way - some do, many do not

Jun 17, 2016 06:05 AM
Toronto, ON

In many cases, the people are simply moving to different platforms.

Jun 17, 2016 06:05 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Only when the next new generation platform appears.

Jun 17, 2016 05:02 AM
Kelly Turbeville
Keller Williams - Lake Forest, CA
Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality

I only see it expanding in different directions.   Yes it ebbs and flows.. My business FB has been doing very well.  Personally I would like to post.. please keep your opinions to yourself and post a cute pic of puppy please.

Jun 17, 2016 03:29 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Cody Carmen makes a strong argument, but to remember is that social media relies on a ever-changing membership and the user field is in constant flux based on more young people discovering social media.

Jun 17, 2016 03:26 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I doubt there will be an exodus.  I think the pendulum swung too far in the "do everything online" direction and is now swinging back towards a "happy medium" of online and offline.

Jun 17, 2016 03:21 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I think it's a little overload & overwhelm.  I personally am hating FB more & more everyday.  I think it is dumbing us down.

Jun 17, 2016 03:20 AM
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

I think that alot of people are just in "overload" mode.  It's hard to say and use a broad brush that there is a mass exodus from Social Media.  I dont use it very often, I'd rather pick up the phone and call someone.  I know some agents that generate business from it, but I haven't - unless you consider AR "social media".

Jun 17, 2016 02:01 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

Agree, pandemic is a bit strong. But I do witness especially the younger one's in their 20's don't spend as much time on the platforms as they once did. 3 of my 4 kids are in their 20's... They post to Facebook, but not on a regular basis. They all have a Tumblr blog and are on Instagram. Two are on Twitter... They aren't trying to climb the mountain to #1, they just share when they feel like it. The one thing I hear from all of them is advertisement fatigue, and they don't much like how all the platforms deliver content 'that's driven by AI they think you want to see' (or may it's will tolerate) instead of your connections to other people by your choice and keep it simple, chronological... Like a lot of things in life I think social media is nolonger that bright shiny new object, it just is. Most of this age group that I know probably spend more time on YouTube than anywhere else online...


Jun 18, 2016 09:22 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not have an opinion on that. I don't spend much time on social media.

Jun 18, 2016 03:51 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Excellent topic, I learn something.

Jun 18, 2016 12:39 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've been seeing this for quite some time - too bad nobody believed me - maybe now they will?

Jun 17, 2016 09:49 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I saw it and all I could think was "yet another thing to worry about." And then I decided I had no time to worry or think about yet another change.

Jun 17, 2016 09:36 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It would not surprise me...

Jun 17, 2016 08:53 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not agree.

Jun 17, 2016 08:16 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No, just shifting popularity from one platform to the next.

Jun 17, 2016 07:23 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Is this just another change or movement toward another trend? I am not aware of this major exodus. What platform are the millennials running toward?

Jun 17, 2016 10:38 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I don't see it yet ?

Jun 17, 2016 04:56 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Nothing would make me happier than if this came true.

Jun 17, 2016 04:50 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When it finally mitigates, I wont be there. I would have been long gone

Jun 17, 2016 03:42 AM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Agree. The numbers don't lie. The proof is in this article study findings, as well as many others. Personally, it has not hit me and mine yet or I would be -1 vs. +1 daily.

Jun 17, 2016 03:32 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Social Media is becoming more dispersed.

As enterprises like Facebook become more predatory in their practices, people will migrate to newer platforms creating and even dizzier social soup.

The heart and  soul of those using social media (for social purposes) have made their priorities well known and the 800 lb gorillas in the market pl;ace chose to plunder and pillage business people while undermining what their main users wanted.

One would take a look at what the Bernie Sanders campaign and Chatsnap is revealing about this demographic. They have not stopped, they moved on.


Jun 17, 2016 03:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Yes, I do.  I wrote a post about Social Media Fatigue several years ago.  We saw the signs.  And the majority of those who make the Real Estate Trends and WSJ lists do not spend time on SM to get business.  We have worked with a least a dozen of them and many that would have made the list had they posted their numbers...A  

Jun 17, 2016 02:43 AM
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

Absolutely not....It's like anything else--it will change, and change fast. As marketers, the tough part is keeping up with it...

Jun 17, 2016 02:00 AM