FB’s Update is Anything but Privacy

Posted by: on Jul 8, 2016 | No Comments
Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a 'town-hall' meeting at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on October 28, 2015. Speaking to about 900 students at New Delhi's Indian Institute of Technology, Zuckerberg said broadening Internet access was vital to economic development in a country where a billion people are still not online. AFP PHOTO / Money SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Marky Z. Uber Happy 

In order to increase revenue on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is making slight changes to the news feed, where users spend the most time on the social media, so you could be closer to your fifth tita Tess.   

They will try to anchor you on the website by showing you more meaningless content from distant friends and family members. Time magazine writes, “More frequent will be the baby photos from your high school friends and career updates from your distant cousin and news links from friends.”

Facebook is trying to build relationships with the those you have the weakest relationship with. In this hyper reality, you can safely close the Facebook tab feeling like you understood someone more deeply. Now that you know your third cousin from your paternal side, who still lives in Myanmar, likes motorcycles, you know what to buy him for Christmas. That’s if you decide to buy a plane ticket to Myanmar and not get side tracked by blowing all your money on Asian hookers and cheap local beer. Because with close friends, most likely you contact that person via messenger, email or by phone.

The real question is, how deeply do researchers have to look through your private account and study your behavior to make you feel something you already don’t have feelings for? Time magazine has already revealed that 20 engineers and data scientists work together in California in sex chambers with a fetish for conspiracy theories, in rooms like “John Quincy Adding Machine,” “Abraham Linksys” and “Dwight DVD Eisenhower.” (And here DVD doesn’t stand for Digital Video Disc). 

They also have special terms for every action. When they notice someone doesn’t have enough content on his news feed, and they supplement it with advertisement, they call it the “Emancipation Proclamation.” When they notice a person really likes cat videos, and they share cat-related content, they call that the “Confederation.” They call their actions anything but “an invasion of privacy.” 

They are using structures established from last year. According to their newsroom, “Use Experience Researchers” or “Potential Predators,” Max Eulenstein and Lauren Scissors want to improve user’s experience. For example, they want to create a better user experience for “people who don’t have a lot of content available to see.” Eulenstein and Scissors don’t have the heart to tell those users the truth. They need to get more friends essentially. Even fake friends can throw a lot of content on the news feed. People have written to Facebook wondering why they weren’t wasting hours scrolling on their mobile devices in broad daylight.

With new improvements on the website, Facebook has enough suspicious and rapey tendencies to give you a good customer experience. 

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