“Recommending things for people is a personal act, & there are people who are good at it. There are critics. There are blogs. It’s not beneficial to us to turn content recommendations over to an algorithm, especially one that’s been optimized for garbage.” http://
@kevinmarks Lots of great, quotable passages in that article. I also especially like
Facebook has created a centrally designed internet. It’s a lamer, shittier looking internet. It’s just not as cool as an internet that is a big, chaotic space filled with tons of independently operating websites who are able to make a living because they make something cool that people want to see.
It’s the Jurassic Park lesson: Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. You need to think through what you’re doing. If someone at Facebook sees this, I want them to know, if they care at all about the idea that was the internet, they need to start thinking through what they are doing.
Mentioned in: “Facebook is essentially running a payola scam where you have to pay them if you want your own fans to see your content... not only is the website not getting ad revenue they used to get, they have to pay Facebook to push it out to their own subscribers.” +++ interview
Also on: @kevinmarks