Facebook’s elimination of human trending topics
Facebook is eliminating the need for editors in the trending topic section for users. I would like to say I support this decision but anyone with a human brain can see it's another way to cut jobs, and make it harder for people to find real topics that are interesting. Everyone assumes this decision was done because of liberal bias in the company. Honestly, if your cutting jobs it's not because of any bias but is due to friction in cost effectiveness versus needing people to get the job done.
The new change algorithmical change which will allow them to scale trending topics, and make trending topics available globally over time is meant to speed up the process for users to find important news. In basics, the need to draft summaries or descriptions disappear which means the full reliability falls on the engine picking out the topics.
In my opinion, Facebook to the lazy route of doing things which will in the end bite them. I don’t usually pay attention the news of social media because most of it is just blah. Kardashians this, Kanye this, Taylor swift that, and so forth. The news on Facebook hardly displays the important news issues that we need to read like the earthquake in Italy, or the gold medal earners from rio, or even world issues like Louisiana being flooded. Maybe, I am just anti-social media but I only care about the news that affects people, or has a slight interesting aspect to it.
What makes this important to me is that I am seeing laziness as an option in the workplace. I’m sure like me everyone is sick of seeing topics show up on their news feed that have nothing to do with your own interests. I mean my Facebook is usually filled with pictures, and rolled around topics that have been shared far too many times by my friends. Facebook is facing the same issue that Myspace once did. The dread of becoming faded because of a new or better form of social media. I think that this type of fear is really why Facebook changed their trending topics area which may just bite them.
A company that is freaking out over liberal bias is just a place too consumed by control to try to flare out, and shine. No one wants to continue to watch a company try to fix itself because of a claim. If the company is not liberal bias they would not be trying as hard to cover it up. I mean I would rather the company be liberal biased as long as we get to continue to see important news, and latest topics in our feed.
Externally, users won’t notice the difference. We won’t even care about it because our own feeds will not change too much. Internally, I am seething at the idea of a place that is allowing itself to conform to societal standards. I could careless about the presidential candidates lately because the only two shined out in our faces are both bad. So aside from this, I think we may see a trend where people leave Facebook to utilize snapchat, or some other form of social media. I hate to say it, but Facebook may have lasted it’s time. Most people will use it for games, and that’s about it.
Anyways, this is one of two trending topic posts. My next one will be written out on Sunday, or Monday, and then I am back to my humanist challenge, beyond this place, exotic love, and writing advice topics. Please if you have a topic that I can write about on weekends I am open to suggestions. Thank you.Please, like , share, and comment.