Facebook Finally Blinks - The Atlantic


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Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit. He broke journalism , by radically deflating the value of the digital advertising on which the…
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3 days ago by nzeribe
Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy. Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit. via Pocket
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3 days ago by schmitz
But instead of clobbering Facebook one more time, media should now thank it. Facebook has just done media the biggest favor of them all. It has forced media to face the fact that digital advertising and ever-growing web traffic will never sustain the industry, especially if that traffic comes from monopolies like Facebook hoping to claim the entirety of digital advertising dollars for themselves. Media can’t deny this, but it doesn’t want to sustain the pain and heartbreak that comes with transition; and it’s reluctant to let go of the notion that it might exploit Facebook to achieve global scale. Now, Zuckerberg has broken that too—and freed media from a delusion that it should have discarded long ago.
3 days ago by hakan
There’s no undoing the damage that Facebook has caused over the last few years. Still, Mark Zuckerberg has made a noble decision, to carry his company back towards its roots as a true “social network,” largely stripped of journalism and political propaganda. Facebook will be back primarily in the business of making us feel terrible about the inferiority of our vacations, the relative mediocrity of our children, teasing us into sharing more of our private selves. Still, the social tolls of Facebook-induced status anxiety are far less than political tolls of Facebook-reinforced filter bubbles.
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4 days ago by mikael
Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.
Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit.
He broke journalism, by radically deflating the value of the digital advertising on which the livelihood of media now depends; he broke the reading habits of his users, the lab rats in his grand experiment, by constantly manipulating them and feeding them an endless stream of dreck to jack up their “engagement” with his site; and in a way, he broke American democracy, by sitting on his hands as a foreign adversary exploited his platform and by creating the world’s most efficient vehicle for spreading political lies and agitprop. Now, with the announcement that he’s largely stripping the News Feed of news, he’s breaking his own site, too.
This radical overhaul of Facebook is a concession of defeat. At some point in Facebook’s rise—its march past the 2-billion-user mark—the realization dawned: Facebook is now the most powerful publisher in the business, the mother of all media gatekeepers. Initially, that realization dawned on everybody except apparently Facebook itself, perhaps a willed state of ignorance. The company described its product as a mere “tool,” and protested that it played no role in organizing the news that it broadcasts, as if it weren’t imposing its values on the News Feed, as if is weren’t providing a sense of hierarchy to the mass of posts it splays. That description, which trumpeted Facebook’s passivity and neutrality, could never really sustain close scrutiny. And after the election of Donald Trump, Facebook has received no end of that.
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4 days ago by rgl7194
A shift in policy, the assumption of hefty new responsibilities, would provide an opportunity for the worst rulers in the world to come begging Facebook to eliminate the “lies” spread by dissidents. On Monday, several outlets began reporting that the White House was in discussions with special counsel Robert Mueller about the president testifying in the Russia probe , which his lawyers had once said would be over by either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Last week, in a sweeping analysis in the journal Science , scientists put it starkly: Over the past 50 years, the volume of the ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, while oxygen-deprived swaths of the open seas have expanded by the size of the European Union. In one landmark paper published last year, a research team led by the German oceanographer Sunke Schmidtko quantified for the first time just how much oxygen human civilization has already drained from the oceans. Compiling more than 50 years of disparate data, gathered on research cruises, from floating palaces of ice in the arctic to twilit coral reefs in the South Pacific, Schmidtko’s team calculated that the Earth’s oceans had lost 2 percent of their oxygen since 1960.
5 days ago by sechilds
Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.
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5 days ago by dotcoma
Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit.

He broke journalism, by radically deflating the value of the digital advertising on which the livelihood of media now depends; he broke the reading habits of his users, the lab rats in his grand experiment, by constantly manipulating them and feeding them an endless stream of dreck to jack up their “engagement” with his site; and in a way, he broke American democracy, by sitting on his hands as a foreign adversary exploited his platform and by creating the world’s most efficient vehicle for spreading political lies and agitprop. Now, with the announcement that he’s largely stripping the News Feed of news, he’s breaking his own site, too.
5 days ago by hoboyobo
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5 days ago by lavallee
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6 days ago by mathewi
RT : "Facebook Finally Blinks"
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6 days ago by dotcode
"don't let the door hit you on your way out"
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6 days ago by mechazoidal
Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit. He broke journalism , by radically deflating the value of the digital advertising on which the…
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6 days ago by wahoo5
Favorite tweet:

Mark Zuckerberg “deserves approbation for displaying sufficient humility and self-awareness to back down and back away,” @FranklinFoer argues.

And “Facebook has just done media the biggest favor of them all.”https://t.co/1S5Bm0ce3m

— Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) January 12, 2018
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6 days ago by chetan