Ultimately, Princeton's engineers concluded “Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80 percent of its peak user base between 2015 and 2017.
Ugh.. I'm sure there's lots of people that love their "highly customizable" UI's, and they would need to be pried from their cold, dead, stinking, rotting hands... but I move from machine to machine a lot, and have new versions of OS's all the time, taking the time to customize the UI would mean i would never get anything done.. so I need a good, solid, usable default UI so that I don't have to worry about customizing it, other than very slight tweaks.
As someone who's been gaming for 20+ years, there's never been a better time to be gaming.
That's only the case if you are fine with an endless series of sequels. If you want to see something new every now and then your are kind of out of luck today when it comes to mainstream titles. What is especially shocking is that many of those franchises have been around for a good 5 to 10 years and sometimes even longer. Instead of moving on, every franchise is milked to the extreme and even when you find something fresh, you be sure as hell that it will be recycled for years to come.
Now given, sequels are nothing new, they have been happening even 20 years ago, but 20 years ago I couldn't name you a single title that had a "4" or "5" in its title, today on the other side they make up a good portion of the top titles.
So something magically happens to them when they turn 17/18? I know a few kids in high school that can actually make decisions and take care of them self. I know other kids in college that cannot.
The only was to actually educate people is to treat them like adults. Increasingly, colleges treat students like they are "too stupid to be in charge of what they'll do in their life". If high schools would go back to treating students like they ARE adults, maybe they could possibly become adults by the time they are 18.
"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department