The Problem With Facebook

The Problem With Facebook

Facebook is a complex ecosystem of individuals, creators, brands and advertisers, but I don’t think it serves any of these groups particularly well because its top priority is to make money. Now, I don’t think making money is a bad thing, in fact I hope to make some myself. The problem is the only way Facebook has found to make money is by treating all entities on the site as advertisers and charging them to share their content.

This business plan backfires because 1) not all entities ARE advertisers and 2) it was the content from these people, specifically friends, family, and creators that made the site worth visiting in the first place. Now the incentives are misaligned:

- individuals want to see great content, but they are now seeing more paid content and organically shared content which appeals to the lowest common denominator (babies, weddings, and banal memes)
- creators want to reach fans but their posts are being throttled to force them to pay to be seen
- brands and advertisers have to pay once to advertise their page on Facebook, and then pay again to reach the people who have already liked their page. Plus Facebook is not a place where people generally go to buy things.

Facebook stands in contrast to other social media like Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram where all content is shared with all followers.

 

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Was iOS 7 created in Microsoft Word?

Was iOS 7 created in Microsoft Word?

I just stumbled across a video entitled “Was iOS 7 created in Microsoft Word?” made by a guy called Vaclav Krejci who recreated the iOS  7 homescreen and icons using only Microsoft Word.

 

Amazing Eye Tracker Device “The Eye Tribe”

Amazing Eye Tracker Device “The Eye Tribe”

The Eye Tribe is Amazing Eye Tracker Technology which enables eye control on mobile devices and computers, allowing hands-free navigation of websites and apps, eye activated login, enhanced gaming experiences, and cloud-based user engagement analytic. We utilize standard low-cost hardware components that can be integrated into the next generation of smartphones and tablets.

A New Look Twitter Conversations

A New Look Twitter Conversations

Twitter announced a new interface change for its iOS and Android apps that makes entire conversations between users more visible, rather than showing single tweets at a time.

 

 

Read More : https://blog.twitter.com/2013/keep-up-with-conversations-on-twitter

Backup WordPress to Dropbox

If you are a WordPress site administrator, then you probably be knowing how important it is to take the backups of your WordPress Website, any site can easily be hacked and it could be even worse if you don’t have necessary files and database backed up with you.