Facebook’s New Years Resolution

Facebook’s New Years Resolution

Facebook’s New Years Resolution

“It’s easy to understand how we got here. Video and other public content have exploded on Facebook in the past couple of years. Since there’s more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what’s in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do — help us connect with each other.”
– Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook announced today that they are going to be redesigning the famous Newsfeed. After a tumultuous year at Facebook riddled with claims of swaying the election and allow foreign interests influence the American public with barely any restrictions, Mark Zuckerberg started off 2018 with the promise to “fix Facebook”. Zuckerberg announced, “[I am] changing the goal I gave our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions.” This kind of change will be doing something Facebook hasn’t done in years… focusing on you not, the businesses/brands/content creators.

There are a lot of things to consider from this announcement, but there was a common theme throughout the entire announcement that came from Mark’s personal statement on the change…

“Research shows that strengthening our relationships improves our well-being and happiness.”

“We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being.”

“The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being”

“the public content you see more will be held to the same standard — it should encourage meaningful interactions between people.”

The overall well-being and meaningfulness of the Facebook user. Facebook definitely got caught up in the money-making aspect of their service and failed to notice that their drive to impress investors was killing their original investors – you and I. So here’s to hoping that Facebook can actually change the world again; in a more beneficial way that benefit the true user and not the media outlets. Also, be prepared to spend less time on Facebook. Even Mark admits that it will happen once these changes roll out, “But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable. And if we do the right thing, I believe that will be good for our community and our business over the long term too.”

Written By Brian Flick

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