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Facebook is Broken

Published 5 Jun 2017
The problem is this: Facebook has become a feedback loop which can and does, despite its best intentions, become a vicious spiral. At Facebook’s scale, behavioral targeting doesn’t just reflect our behavior, it actually influences it. Over time, a service which was supposed to connect humanity is actually partitioning us into fractal disconnected bubbles.
This sums up [my thoughts on Facebook](https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/04/when-you-look-into-the-news-feed-the-news-feed-looks-into-you/). Hence why I quit it. Unless they drop "engagement" as their metric I can't see how it can be fixed.

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Front End Web Developer from Tauranga, New Zealand

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