Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Unfortunately True

Right on the heels of yesterday's post on internet rumor and meme, I see this link from two friends on my Facebook feed.  OK, I'm skeptical.  Surely this is a PR blowout like the would be $35 Indian tablet for school kids.

No, Facebook really is trying to turn Instagram into the greatest repository of stock artwork.

That was at 3 p.m.

Now by 7 p.m. central time, they are backing down.

I say, for now.

A standing line I present to students or the public in talks about social media is this.

So, what is Facebook?

Get lots of different answers before I flash mine on the screen.

"The largest voluntary data mining and information collection system in the history of mankind."

Think about it.


Chris Syme said...

Oh yeah.

Chris Syme said...

Well, that's some good news and some bad news depending on who you are. But just as long as people know that going in...

Don Faulkner said...

All social media should have a symbiotic relationship with its users. When that relationship becomes parasitic, we have problems.