said 6 months, 3 weeks ago:
I have a huge amount of time for Hugh but he is up against it here.
My take on it is this:
Even if you say:
“I can decide what I want to see and what I don’t so let me control that”
the risk facebook takes letting you do that is that when it becomes a total pain and overwhelming, will you go back to the “controlled facebook system” and admit defeat or will you just leave facebook or lower the time you spend there?
Now you might know that you caused this yourself but across a billion users, it would be very damaging to facebook. People are not rational and would think, “this is too hard, I’m going somewhere else”
If you could see everything in your news feed, it would be flying along and you would struggle to keep up without getting rid of 80% of your liked pages and a bunch of friends too.
The other issue is it isn’t as profitable for facebook. They are a public company. Their obligation is to their shareholders. That’s the way it is!