Om Malik :: The #1 reason Facebook won’t ever change

by Volker Weber


Facebook’sFacebook’s stated mission is to connect the world. They have already done that in the US, but their subsequent actions show that their real agenda is to extract user data — not strengthen connections. Just read their 10k filing and you’ll see it in black and white.

The increase in the ads delivered was driven by an increase in users and their engagement and an increase in the number and frequency of ads displayed on News Feed, partially offset by increasing user engagement with video content and other product changes.
Facebook is about making money by keeping us addicted to Facebook. It always has been — and that’s why all of our angst and headlines are not going to change a damn thing.

In other words: you are a sucker if you keep using Facebook. Uninstall its apps from your phone and enjoy your life. It may look hard to go cold turkey, but it's easier than you think. You will not wish your spent more time on Facebook.

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With GDPR coming in May 2018, this will be interesting.

Richard Moy, 2018-02-22

FB never attracted me. Google is way harder to circumvent.

Martin Kautz, 2018-02-23

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