The popular college and high school social networking site Facebook has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The site introduced a controversial “news feeds” feature that allowed people to see what their friends had been doing lately online, leading to thousands of users signing a petition saying they opposed the feature. Facebook relented and allowed people to opt out of the feature. But then the service decided to change from being a closed community of college and high school communities, and become a more open service where anyone could sign up for geographic-oriented communities. Has the service lost its way and “jumped the shark” (meaning it’s passed its prime)? If you are a longtime user, are you going to stay with Facebook or try another service? What do you like about it, and what turns you off about it? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and I’ll run the best responses in the next Your Take Roundup.
Has Facebook jumped the shark?
Mediatwits Google Hangout
Mediatwits on SoundCloud
MediaShift delivers the best news on media and technology directly to your in-box.
Best of Mediashift
- Special Series: Redefining Engagement
- Engagement is Relational, not Transactional
- Thinking of Starting a Podcast? Read This First
- 10 Predictions for Media Metrics in 2016
- Journalism Education's Big Miss: Ignoring the Business Side
- Special Series: Inside the Content Marketing Boom
- The Rise of the Engagement Editor and What It Means
- How Quartz is Bringing Storytelling, Interactive Design to Sponsored Content
- DigitalEd: How to Personalize Your Content for Better Engagement
Get MediaShift Daily via Email
Follow us on Social
Who we Are
MediaShift explains how traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, music and movies are changing with digital disruption and adapting their business models for a more mobile, networked world.
If you're interested in submitting a guest column, see our guidelines here.