not many people seem to have realized that Facebook has allowed everyone to be a blogger giving the tools to effortlessly manage and share content with an audience you don’t even have to work on building, and giving you direct access to the demographics who are interested in what you have to say.
I feel they have achieved for social network individuals and personal activities sharing what Apple has done for developers: give them a worldwide audience and the best environment to express yourself.
people complaining about the huge pile of crap it has become should just come back to earth and remember that 10 years ago, while we had incredible content from K10K, Coudal, O’reilly, and all the early bloggers/creatives/tech columns, we were also swimming in turd-formatted content.
it’s all about ignoring what’s not good to you.
how better than just “hiding” a person/page/app/site’s stream?
this way you don’t risk offending anyone (“why did you block/delete me? aren’t we friends anymore?”) and you don’t get to see the stream of cutie little unicorn lovers.
seriously, it doesn’t get any better than this with the same ease of use.
wanna complain about advertising?
it’s FREE, for god’s sake.
try getting a hosting plan or – like me – your own VPS. then we’ll talk.
you may object they take and use your information (it also sort of depends on your choice in settings etc…).
Just learn how to use the tools before complaining, and believe someone who’s been online for 15 years: if you want to keep your privacy you have to delete your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer (and anything else that uses Webkit or ActiveX or similar) and switch to Tor.
oh… right… you don’t know what it is, do you?
I figured as much.
what? you can’t find pictures of unicorns there? (you probably can).
that sucks, doesn’t it?
I have an alternative solution: turn the computer/device off, read a book, get to sleep and dream about it.
bottom-line is: you have to put some effort in chasing the things you’re interested in.
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