As of April 2016, Facebook still maintains its popularity among the social media users since April 2008. It’s already 8 years when it surpassed the popularity of MySpace and it seems that it will maintain that way for quite some time in the near future.

What are the main criteria Facebook can maintain such a popularity for quite some time when all other social networking sites are trying hard to surpass Facebook as the most popular site for networking purposes?

Vicky Singh Bao stated 10 reasons in his article why Facebook can maintain such popularity for that period. The reasons are:

  1. User-friendly
  2. Good interface
  3. A source of information
  4. Entertaining
  5. Old friends reunion
  6. Sharing option
  7. No competition
  8. Constant upgradations
  9. No adult material
  10. Top notch security.


Credit to Statista for the graph chart at Global Social Media Research Summary 2016 by Dave Chaffey.