Tag Archive: facebook

Apr 11

Why are people complaining that Facebook bought Instagram?

Great post by the talented Courtney Boyd Myers of The Next Web. Look, I know a lot of people claim to be pissed off at Instagram and +Kevin Systrom for selling to Facebook. But let’s be real here: 1. Instagram is still a great product, and that is not changing. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are many things, but stupid is …

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Oct 02

Herd Mentality on the Social Network Horizon

Summary: Facebook and Google+ are different services, but both will suffer from Streams overloaded by the most popular users. Though their solutions to this issue have subtle differences, the ways in which we fill our Streams in the first place are the same. * The inestimable MG Siegler (Google+, Facebook) raises an interesting point in his recent …

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Sep 23

The New Facebook: Good in Theory. Scary in Practice.

Facebook is trying to become me. That’s a neat idea, because it saves me time that I don’t have. That’s a horribly frightening idea, because an algorithm is trying to approximate my thought processes. My personality is what it is because of its quirks. How will Facebook’s algorithm calculate that? Here’s what I mean: previously, I …

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Sep 19

A Yesteryear Analogy for Today’s Social Networks

Twitter: You stand on a soapbox and hand out an assortment of different fliers to every passerby, in order to raise awareness for your cause. Some people pass the fliers along. Most ignore you, especially if your fliers have a ton of meaningless keywords. Facebook: You host a private party with your friends and family …

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