Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Facebook Explains Itself

That strange sensation, which manifests itself, physically, as the sensation of a pit in your stomach expanding ever wider while the tiniest perceptible dew drops of ice cold sweat force themselves from the pores of your back like an insect emerging from its pupa, is the feeling of sublime dread and utter acceptance that washes over you when you realize that you are about to be completely and utterly consumed, from the inside out. That is what Facebook feels like, to basically everyone, but most acutely to those in the publishing industry. Today it has finally explained why. We have curated the relevant bits above, reproduced in Facebook's native dialect.


Organic content still has value on Facebook, and Pages that publish great content — content that teaches people something, entertains them, makes them think, or in some other way adds value to their lives — can still reach people in News Feed. However,

However. However!

Read more at the Official Facebook Blog.

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hershmire (#233,671)

After 9 years I was overwhelmed by Facebook so I quit in April. Haven't looked back (and I actually write letters again).

Ralph Haygood (#13,154)

"However. However!": However, it doesn't have to be this way. Facebook chooses for it to be this way, presumably because they believe this way maximizes their profits. They may or may not be right about that, but one thing this way certainly does is annoy a bunch of users. To me, that looks like opportunity.

Remember, there was a time when MySpace was supposedly invincible.

130375729@twitter (#257,737)

I am well aware of the way Facebook makes money, but I got tired of working so hard to give them all the views and money from advertising by putting my own content on their site. I was doing the same work twice and not getting anything out of it when I finally put it on my own site. Even though I get less views, I prefer having stuff on my own website that I pay for.

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