I tend to be an early adopter. I like things that are different and new. I like to test their boundaries and the potential they hold for enhancing the ways we communicate, collaborate or otherwise make a difference in the way we live. Over time, these things mature. They stagnate. They cease to add anything new to the equation, and simply become part of the status quo.
As to what this might mean for the big social platforms,namely Twitter and Facebook, I feel like that particular generation is beginning to reach its peak. They are mature platforms, they have become partof many peoples' lives. They are an extension of mainstream media, entertainment and business. And frankly, I'm beginning to wonder how much innovation they've got left, and if perhaps, like Myspace and Friendster before them, it is time for a new generation of social tools to take over.