Thursday, March 26, 2015

Facebook Is the New AOL -- NYMag

From a timely Facebook reality check

"All of it might sound like small-bore stuff, unlikely to change your user experience in the Facebook site or the app. But all of these changes —and a number of other ones announced over the past year or two — are geared at making Facebook a nicer, faster, better-optimized place to be on the internet, and as such a better place to experience the internet as a whole. The idea is to make it so you are able to do more and might want to do more through Facebook, and thus do less elsewhere on the internet — watch a video, see a news story, share and comment on a piece of content, look at a photograph, chat with a retailer. As such, the goal is a distinctively 1990s one: to be a portal and a platform synonymous with the internet itself, like AOL."
Facebook Is the New AOL -- NYMag
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