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Apr. 4th, 2017 05:56 am
supergee: (sign)
I grew up during the Cold War, so I don’t trust anything owned by the Russians. That obviously works with Donald Trump, and I continue to apply it to livejournal, which has imposed a new ToS on us. I am staying in it, and in Dreamwidth. I think I still trust Facebook even less, and I’m staying there.
supergee: (facebook)
Back in the 80s, Coca-Cola noticed that Pepsi was selling better than Coke, so they decided to make Coke taste like Pepsi. In retrospect, the result was unsurprising: Pepsi drinkers kept drinking Pepsi because it did a better job of tasting like Pepsi, Coke drinkers hated the change because they liked Coke that tasted like Coke, and eventually the company switched back. Not learning from that, many people believe that Worldcon should become just like DragonCon because DragonCon is more popular.

And now Twitter has noticed that Facebook is more popular and keeps trying to switch from putting posts in boring old chronological order to an algorithmic order like Facebook’s. [ profile] theferrett discusses.

Same thing? No, worse. Pepsi drinkers drink Pepsi because they like how it tastes. All those people who go to DragonCon presumably enjoy what DragonCon does and don’t wish they were at Worldcon instead. But Facebook is full of people (me, for instance) who wish it would give us posts in chronological order instead of in the order Facebook (and its advertisers) insist is what we really want.


Jul. 9th, 2011 06:27 am
supergee: (computer fox)
Geek Feminism on how a social network should be run.
supergee: (screw)
Does Twitter think it's Facebook?

Thanx to [ profile] andrewducker


Nov. 9th, 2010 09:31 am
supergee: (kerplop)
MySpace shutdown seems imminent. MySpace never appealed to me, especially after I read that its users find Facebook too literary. My internal jukebox is playing the Who: "The wretched in their millions will overspill our borders," but I imagine Facebook can absorb them without getting even worse.

Link thanx to [ profile] andrewducker
supergee: (reclining)
Facebook Lite leaves out the games and quizzes and other fun things I do not enjoy, so I've switched to that. Also, someone over there I have not heard of before friended me and is asking one and all whether he should convert to Catholicism. I am resisting the temptation to reply, "Judging from your picture, you are too old to attract the unwholesome attentions of the clergy, so it's probably safe."
supergee: (coy2)
Why Georgy dares not say her name on Facebook.

Thanx to Leslie Turek on Facebook.


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