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Archive for the day “January 12, 2018”

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Dirty Rotten Bastards

Is he really that crazy or is he faking it?

“This big wave of public content has really made us reflect: What are we really here to do?” Mr. Zuckerberg said. “If what we’re here to do is help people build relationships, then we need to adjust.”

Is the bastard so deranged that he thinks he  “helps people build relationships” or is he just pissing in our faces with this comment?

I hate the Messianic rhetoric of “cool capitalism.” When capitalists said honestly, “I’m just here to make a profit,” I could respect them. But all this grandiose blabber about changing the world and helping people is beyond disgusting. 

FB Gets Worse

The shift is the most significant overhaul in years to Facebook’s News Feed, the cascading screen of content that people see when they log into the social network. Over the next few weeks, users will begin seeing fewer viral videos and news articles shared by media companies. Instead, Facebook will highlight posts that friends have interacted with — for example, a photo of your dog or a status update that many of them have commented on or liked.

This stinks! Every time I think FB couldn’t get any more inconvenient and weird, it proves me wrong. I detest it when FB forces me to spy on friends by exposing me to comments they made someplace else and didn’t ask me to see. It’s very uncomfortable to see interactions that were not intended for me and that people don’t even know I’m seeing.

I also don’t want more news items from friends. I already know what they read. I read all the same stuff. It’s a total echo-chamber already. The only thing that’s going to happen now is that everybody will be shown the same darn article a hundred times in a row because all of one’s friends saw it and liked it. 

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