I’ve been taking a break from Facebook for several days. But it seems Facebook doesn’t like being “on a break.”
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Tags: Apple, Facebook, Facebook Changes, Facebook Timeline, information technology, new media, Technology, Twitter
Occasionally you come across something on the Web that forces you to stare unflinchingly into the dark heart of humanity. Well, OK, on the Web that happens more than occasionally and not simply when you are frequenting 4Chan. Sometimes, however, the experience isn’t simply repellent and/or tedious but actually illustrates something profound about the evolution of human nature and its vexed relationship with digital technologies.
Recently, my friend Laurie posted an article about the impending Facebook changes from CNN’s Tech blog. Peter Cashmore’s “You’ll Freak WhenYou See the New Facebook” highlights Facebook’s impending overhaul of its profile pages in order to introduce its new “Facebook Timeline.” Some of you may in fact have had your profile switched already. Cashmore acknowledges that most users will probably hate the change initially but then they will think it is the greatest thing since Al Gore invented the Internet:
Tags: blogging, blogs, Facebook, media research, news magazines, newspapers, Newsweek, Pew, Wikipedia
Something Wikied This Way Comes
Thanks to a friend of mine I came across a Newsweek article titled “Take this Blog and Shove It” from the beginning of August that announced the imminent death throes of Wikipedia and cheerfully proclaimed an end to the whole crowd source movement. Apparently the number of contributors to Wikipedia has been in such decline that Wikipedia has been forced to–oh the horror–actually go out and recruit people, college students no less, to work on its content.
It’s not a great article.