Facebook -friend or foe?

2veritasium certainly has a lot to say that is worth considering and ought to be debated loudly and clearly. I know we live in an economy but does it always have to be about the money? I can’t say I feel thwarted or annoyed by the way Facebook is managing my feed because I get a lot of information from the sites I follow and I get plenty of updates from my Facebook friends and family. There is a tendency by Facebook to plonk something at the top of the feed because it assumes I want to know or comment. In that sense it does encourage and push commenting and liking. They have certainly made it easier to “like” on tablets and smartphones. They want people to interact. One thing I have said to other people is I believe Facebook is a good training ground for teaching you to look after your online information and presence. It changes frequently and doesn’t always tell you and so you develop the habit of checking the settings. If paid posts are going to be more highly featured I cannot see that working. People will just block them or find another work around. I block what I don’t want to see. 2veritasium says your feed will end up with like minded people and thoughts. Well, yes. I look upon Facebook as a place where I can go to catch up with people and find things out. It’s not where I want to be confronted and challenged because it operates too randomly and doesn’t take people and their needs into account when it allows that kind of interaction. Facebook has battled through a number of social issues to create a safer online space for people and that is how it should be. One of the people commenting under this video mentions that YouTube can be unpleasant because of the trolling which can go on under videos. Good point. Why go looking at videos and then have to suffer the unfiltered words of some random person from somewhere? The pages I follow on Facebook are sometimes places that I engage with as a customer. The side adverts on Facebook I look at but would follow them up online as 2veritasium suggests. It has been good to have contact with my colleagues on Facebook. Everyone has a different way of connecting and teachers are incredibly busy people. It is handy to send a Facebook message sometimes and easier than an email and I don’t always have a mobile number. I would have thought Facebook is about connectivity and if you want to make money from it , you do it naturally, as has been going on with the Facebook pages from businesses and organisations. It may be growing slowly but that sort of contact is growing . It’s interesting to think how we are using and seeing these high profile sites and then how a business model is trying to influence them. Thinking what this all means and then sharing ideas will inevitably lead to better approaches to meet needs but constantly looking at people just in terms of money is probably not going to work because essentially we prefer the sharing notion of these sites.

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