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Den Mann
Den Mann
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4/17/2018
Den Mann
Den Mann
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Posts: 47
Folks use Facebook simply to be able to boast about who they are and what they have done. Its not 'Community' thinking, it is "I am better than you' thinking. Or "Woe is me" thinking....here come share my sob story and tell me how brave I am for 'sharing'. This is what it appears to have become (and while not what it was intended for originally....but 'Community' sprang up) since its inception. A way for people to state - through Images and Text and Advertisements - "This is who I want you to think I am".
Facebook took that and ran with it, as would ANY company in that position. You know the position - The one where there is no 'Business Model' to get it going, because they were going to rely on 'Advertisers to foot the bill'. One of the reasons I got out of the 'Valley was the simple fact I did not see a Business Model that was sustainable beyond the initial release. All of these 'Social' Applications are ENTERTAINMENT based. Ask Hollywood how hard it is to stay relevant in ENTERTAINMENT, So Facebook had to change. It had to find a way to justify its existence in the realm of things. So it went looking for something to sell, and it found all that 'meta-data' on the people that use its 'Service' (Its just an entertainment portal...lets be clear ) as valuable. So it initially gave it away to whoever asked. Then, a lot of people started asking. And they started charging for the data they rightfully collected (READ the EULA). That becomes their business.
I am suggesting a way to change this. To remove the control (facebook) of the medium to the local system.
A sketch of this idea is basically the peerage system. 'Windows for Workgroups' type of communications/broadcast. We have this available now. If we could construct an engine to interpret certain areas (images are recognized and displayed as such, text/html/jscript/whatever as such also) from a folder the user shares to the engine (not to the web, not in the Net...just to the engine). The engine could then post this to a local service (RSS maybe?) when updated, and the 'Pages' would be updated that broadcast this information.
I know the issue then becomes "No one is seeing my stuff' because of the way FB counts 'visits', and reality being that all those 'friends' aren't really concerned with what you got going on. Unless it boosts their status or social position.
Again, just a rough script. If everyone ran the engine (which would be local and send bursts updates via RSS(?)) then subsciption to the 'page' of your friends would be similar to what you have on FB, without a real way to track it (you can track what you do locally...) for some "Evil COrp" company.
*(Questioning if I should drop this in Technology group...)
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