|Another Facebook question
||[Jul. 7th, 2015|01:07 pm]
The Question Club
This time not related to work. (Thank you, though, to those of you who responded! Everyone's input was helpful.)|
This probably doesn't have a real certain answer, but it's something I think about. We all know that in Mark Zuckerberg's eyes, Facebook really isn't so much for people connecting as it is generating ad revenue and whatever else. That's why it decides what posts you want to see. But while I wouldn't say I was there from the start, I was a relatively early user, and I remember it seeming to be very much about, well, networking. Without any interference from the website.
So what happened? Was it the natural course of something changing for the worse as it gains a larger following? (I hate to sound like a hipster, but even from a pragmatic standpoint, once there's more customer demand, you have to make harder decisions, and may make some of the wrong ones.) Or was this the idea all along, and Mark Zuckerberg drew people in? I think I read somewhere that he'd always thought he might use it for data mining, but IIRC the source was flimsy at best.
I WILL say I think the biggest reason this keeps happening is because Mark Zuckerberg knows no one's really going to leave. Or at least not enough people to really leave an impact.