Facebook News Feed Isn’t Really News

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Derek Thompson writes about how we use Facebook to read articles and how it has surpassed Google’s search for news articles. I 100% agree with Derek and believe that people no longer search for real news stories, not even on Facebook. Facebook “news” is actually just things we want to read about, heart-warming stories about how some lady defeated Cancer or things that remind us of our childhoods. Thompson writes that the news we choose to read on Facebook is simply, “to show us a reflection of the person we’d like to be, to make us feel, to make us smile, and, most simply, to remind us of ourselves.” So, yes we go to Facebook and Twitter to find out what’s going on, but we don’t really want to know about what’s going on in Wallstreet or about the Stock Market. Even if one of our friends was to share substantial information, would we even bother to click the link and seriously read the whole article? Probably not. To read more about this article, click here.

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