Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said in an interview with The New York Times on Thursday that he wanted the social network to focus on “meaningful interaction.” But his idea of what that phrase means is likely to differ from that of news industry executives and editors — and therein lies a conflict.
Media companies are bracing for the changes coming to Facebook’s News Feed — the column that appears when the site or app is opened — that will favor posts by friends over material from news organizations and other businesses.
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The question I have, is, can this kind of adjustment really change Facebook? Or is it already so tarnished that people just accept that it is a shithole (see what I did there?) and find other ways to spend their time?
One thing I find is that it's kind of become a time machine that takes me back to the person I was maybe five or so years ago when I joined FB. I see people and activities related to things I did back then, but since I rarely un-friend/un-follow people and newer friends aren't on FB I get stuck in that time machine. It means I find myself spending less and less time on FB.