Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Separate Internet

The New Yorker reports on where Facebook is going:
The longtime goal of Facebook, and of founder Mark Zuckerberg... has been to build a separate Internet. ... In the minds of people who work at Facebook, there’s the cold, confusing, open Internet that is managed by Google and its algorithms. You go there and you never quite know what you’re going to get. And then there’s the Facebook sub-Internet, where everything is kinder and organized by your friends.
... if Facebook gets its way, it’ll be where you read your news, find new songs, and watch video. It will have eaten a big chunk of the rest of the Internet.
Personally, I don't have any interest in this. Other than catching up and sharing tidbits about my life with friends, I find myself becoming increasingly tired of Facebook, especially its hard to use mobile interface.

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