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Social Networking Is Dead - Khan Manka, Jr. - The Chairman's Blog

Social Networking Is Dead

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Basta!  Enough.  No more baby photos.  No more morning updates about "needing coffee" - it's over.

Big media companies have been very patient with the commoners currently populating the internet but enough is enough!  We are going to take back your time and make you watch what WE PRODUCE.  Capisce?

khan_manka_facebook.jpgThings have gotten so bad lately that I even created a Facebook page for myself.  I'm KHAN FUCKING MANKA - THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL MEDIA EXECUTIVE AND I HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE???  Pathetic.

From this day forward, I declare social networking dead.  My fellow media mogul brothers and sisters (including Bob Iger, Sumner Redstone, Jeff Zucker, Carol Bartz, Les Moonves, etc.) agree 100% with me - with the exception of my great friend Rupert Murdoch who betrayed us all with his boneheaded purchase of MySpace

So... what does all this mean for the general population?  It means, no more Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, Plaxo, etc. etc.  No more user-generated skateboard videos, 'baby's first steps', 'drunk cats', and amateur "filmmakers'" lame attempts at online comedy series.  No more.  If you want to entertain your friends with your travel photos, I suggest you get a slide projector and cram people into your living room because the internet is going to be off-limits for that sort of bullshit.

If these sites don't close down over the next few weeks or, at the very least, restrict access to media professionals only, we will shut off your internet and make you watch television again.

Thank you for your understanding.

khan_jr1_small.jpgKhan Manka, Jr. - Chairman & CEO - Manka Bros. Studios - The World's Largest Media Company

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19 Comments

Hollywood Producer said:

Good luck with that. I appreciate your passion but your disdain for your customers constantly amazes.

John Perry said:

Great post, sir! Somebody had to start the war. This television cannibalization from the internet must stop.

John Perry - MBS Comedy Development

U R Wrong said:

No -big media is dead. Ssorry Kahn.

Molly G said:

But... but... but... but... how will I spend my day?

fred thomas fred said:

Khan, surely there is a way for big media and us 'commoners' to exist. Stop producing shit like "Severed Fingers" and maybe we would watch your network more often.

Patty Cepkenian said:

Funny funny funny. Oh Khan. You're my hero.

bmx 460 said:

Agreed. Social media in its current form - FB, MS - is dead. It's a fad. But it will exist in some way in the future. Connectivity is here to stay.

Steven Winkle said:

WebTV - it's the future. Take that to the BANK!

AspenXtreme said:

Thank you, Mr. Manka. I'm researching the future of the internet and you just gave me my answer. No more work necessary.

jpgordo said:

You mean baby videos like this?

jpgordo said:

I mean like this... you can't embed videos on this blog? Come on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjFZkXG_AkU

ScreenRIGHTER said:

What about Hulu?

Mover and Shaker said:

I don't get it.

Khan Manka said:

UR Wrong - Just wait. Big Media always wins!

Thank you, Patty Cep.

Ethan Rubidoux said:

Here's a story on http://www.TheWrap.com that basically says MySpace is getting away from Social Networking. Khan Manka is, once again, ahead of his time.

http://www.thewrap.com/article/2736

God said:

You sir....Are an idiot

"THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL MEDIA EXECUTIVE AND I HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE???"

HAHAHAHHA You are a NOBODY Mr. Manka!!!!!!!

Khan Manka, Jr. said:

Idiot like a fox.

Lloyd Grohl said:

God has got some balls talking to Mr. Manka like that. God will never work in this town again.

Bobby D said:

Not quite dead, Khan...

Time on social networks almost doubles
But users were quick to move on and sites could quickly fall from favor
By Belinda Goldsmith
Reuters
updated 8:08 a.m. PT, Wed., June 3, 2009

Spending more time on social networks and blogs? You're not alone, with the latest figures showing the number of minutes spent on social networking sites in the United States has almost doubled over the past year.

Nielsen Online, which measures Web traffic, said the number of minutes on social networks in the United States rose 83 percent in April from the same month a year ago, but found users were quick to move on and sites could quickly fall from favor.

Nielsen Online spokesman Jon Gibs said a major trend had been the continuing popularity of Facebook, which has more than 200 million active members and has become so mainstream it now hosts Pope Benedict and a list of world leaders.

The total number of minutes spent on Facebook surged 700 percent year-on-year to 13.9 billion in April this year from 1.7 billion a year ago, making it the No. 1 social networking site for the fourth consecutive month.

News Corp's MySpace was second most popular but the number of minutes spent on this site fell 31 percent to 4.97 billion from 7.3 billion a year ago, although it remained the top social networking site when ranked by video streams.

Blogger, Tagged.com and Twitter.com came third, fourth and fifth respectively, with the number of minutes spent on Twitter — that lets people send 140-character messages or Tweets — rocketing 3,712 percent in April from a year ago.

"We have seen some major growth in Facebook during the past year, and a subsequent decline in MySpace," said Gibs in a statement.

Facebook came second to MySpace in rankings of video streams followed by Stickam, FunniestStuff.net and Funny or Die.

Gibs said Twitter had also come on the scene in an explosive way, perhaps changing the outlook for the entire social networking business.

"The one thing that is clear about social networking is that regardless of how fast a site is growing or how big it is, it can quickly fall out of favor with consumers," said Gibs.

"Remember Friendster? Remember when MySpace was an unbeatable force? Neither Facebook nor Twitter are immune. Consumers have shown that they are willing to pick up their networks and move them to another platform, seemingly at a moment's notice."

Figures from Nielsen released in April shows that more than 60 percent of Twitter users stopped using the free site a month after joining.

Facebook and Twitter are privately owned, although Microsoft bought a 1.6 percent stake in the company in 2007 and both are constantly the source of investment and buyout speculation.

About Khan Manka, Jr.

Khan Manka, Jr. - Chairman & CEO - Manka Bros. StudiosKhan Manka, Jr. assumed the title of Chairman of the Board of Manka Bros. Studios - The World's Largest Media Company - following his father Harry Manka's death in 1976. Before that he was the member of several Southern California rock bands.

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