The Venmo Line

blogginQuartz.com published an article which recounted an internal online conversation various staff members had one morning regarding online P2P payments (in particular, Venmo). The article showed the difference in attitudes and behaviors between the over-30 year olds at Quartz, and those under the age of 30. Or what they called the Venmo Line.

Facebook’s Real Crisis

blogginFacebook’s problem is that the next wave of young people–today’s 12-18 year-olds–are not as engaged with the social media platform as the prior wave was. Facebook isn’t as cool to them as it was to today’s 20-somethings, as this new wave has Snapchat and Instagram, and other alternatives. Facebook’s challenge isn’t too different from what a lot of companies face: Does it change with the users who fueled the early growth, or focus on driving engagement with the next wave?.