Facebook makes the wrong decision, totally screws early adopters.
Facebook Pages is the future. Seriously, it’s amazing. Scoble wrote a sweet article defending the recent facebook redesign which I don’t want to rewrite — so go read it.
Here’s what I do want to talk about: All of the people who have become fans of your pages before yesterday will not see your updates in their newsfeed. Have you already built an awesome audience on Facebook?Â Well, you’ve just lost a big access point to all of them! Forever!Â Want photo proof?\n
This makes sense if users didn’t intend to give that permission and have fanned a ton of pages (like me, with 165 pages I’ve fanned, I’m not excited about the prospect of seeing them all in my feed), but because most users aren’t fans of that many pages, and most of them will never take the chance to opt-in if it’s not made easy for them, the default should be on with opt-out capability. Or, if Facebook wanted to build the best experience it should ask the user to assign posting privilages to all pages that they previously fanned using a gloabl setting (which a user could edit settings later for individual pages).\n
Thanks Facebook, I’m glad to see I just lost access to the vast majority of the 71 fans of Tyler Willis. Luckily, I’m not the New York Times and didn’t just get screwed out of 362,387 fans. Good job ‘book.\n
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Big tech is making its opening moves into the health care scene, but its focus on tech-savvy millennials may miss the mark.
- Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have been busy investing in health care companies, developing new apps, and hiring health professionals for new business ventures.
- Their current focus appears to be on tech-savvy millennials, but the bulk of health care expenditures goes to the elderly.
- Big tech should look to integrating its most promising health care devise, the smartphone, more thoroughly into health care.
A new study, led by psychologist Jean Twenge, points to the screen as the problem.
- In a new study, adolescents and young adults are experiencing increased rates of depression and suicide attempts.
- The data cover the years 2005–2017, tracking perfectly with the introduction of the iPhone and widespread dissemination of smartphones.
- Interestingly, the highest increase in depressive incidents was among individuals in the top income bracket.
Here's why universal basic income will hurt the 99%, and make the 1% even richer.
- Universal basic income is a band-aid solution that will not solve wealth inequality, says Rushkoff.
- Funneling money to the 99% perpetuates their roles as consumers, pumping money straight back up to the 1% at the top of the pyramid.
- Rushkoff suggests universal basic assets instead, so that the people at the bottom of the pyramid can own some means of production and participate in the profits of mega-rich companies.
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