A new study out of Princeton uses disease modeling to predict the social network’s impending doom.
Then, researchers used Google Trends–which, evidence has shown, is surprisingly accurate for tracking flu outbreaks–to evaluate social network adoption rates.
Of course, the number of times the word "Facebook" appears in Google’s analytics isn’t the cleanest indicator of the social network’s overall health, especially when you consider other factors like mobile, which is at 100 million users and growing.
Pathogens, after all, are pretty good at evolving.
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