Warning, don't read this if you wish to read something enlightning, original or new. Captain Obvious is here babbling senseless crap:
Facebook is going to die. Maybe not today, tomorrow nor a year later. Well to be honest, I don't know, but it is going to be interesting to see if FB evolves enough to stay as the number one social networking website.
The web as a whole is constantly evolving, people are constantly creating their revolutionary website ideas. Features that are now primarily available on facebook will be available on perhaps the regular google account, though greatly improved. Of course some competing site might bring a better whole package that draws everyone's attention. And if FB starts pushing people to use paid account, they definitely would lose users.
By late 2007 into 2008, Myspace was considered the leading social networking site, and consistently beat out main competitor Facebook in traffic. When Facebook launched new features in an effort to attract a variety of users, Myspace found itself in a continuing decline of membership. On April 19, 2008, Facebook overtook Myspace in the Alexa rankings. The site ranking of Myspace as of February 2011 was 56 as opposed to the number 2 position held by source
Why wouldn't it happen to Facebook also? FB is having a sweet ride right now, but will it be this way five years from now?
Like I said, this text has zero point. Oh well.