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Is Facebook Broken?

The Verge’s Ellis Hamburger thinks Facebook is bordering on social irrelevance. “Facebook is broken for its earliest users, and perhaps soon, for many of its new ones, as well,” he writes. Among other issues, “in the real world, losing touch with people happens naturally and effortlessly, but on Facebook, unfriending is reserved only for breakups and acts of malice,” he notes. “If Facebook wants its News Feed to remain the source of news about … people we care about it, it needs to change its definition of friendship.”

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  1. Charles Pinkerton from Theseus Communications, April 21, 2014 at 2:53 p.m.

    I for one vote yes. Once a good way to keep up it now has become bloated, the ads never really were anything more than distracting and never executed with any sort of reminds one of why we hated high school -- everyone has to be in some clique or another.

    I have recently been doing some market and targeting work amongst teens and Facebook has become an irrelevance for them. Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat all seem to have replaced Facebook as the social ecosystem.

    I'm not seeing anything t

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