Facebook Timeline Change Said To Affect Emails, Contacts
Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:18 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:26 PM
When people tell me that Facebook will get better about this kind of thing, I look at this dynamic and I wonder why on Earth they could possibly believe that. People can complain all they want, but unless they are willing to actually stop using Facebook and thus choose not to be the product, Facebook will continue to walk right over them.
I myself have not made the decision to quit Facebook, I find it to be extremely convenient. This email change thing though has pushed my buttons, and if I find out that it has has secondary affects that are keeping me from receiving emails...I am out. Unfortunately I highly doubt that many other people will actually stop using Facebook, so I do not expect change. In what can only be described as perhaps the ultimate irony, they will instead flock to their Facebook pages and complain, keeping user and posting stats high...which keeps marketing dollars high.
If you really want to throw a tinfoil hat on it, think about this: What if Facebook makes changes like this purposely just to boost online posting numbers and thus boost advertising dollars? Maybe they aren't doing it yet, but how long until they do? I mean they are a public company now, sooner or later a quarterly report might need a bit of help to be positive. I think the corporate world has already proven they will do just about anything to keep stockholders happy, no? I am not saying, I am just saying.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:49 PM
Any FB member who does not know that FB will victimize them anytime, anywhere, for anything that will increase their profits is so far beyond "naive" as to be genuinely "stupid".
...And I know high-level IT Pros who still "worship" FB...!!!
Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:54 PM
...And you are speaking (er, I mean typing) the the absolute truth!
Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:08 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:34 AM