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Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps

At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.

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SaneIT
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3/27/2015 | 8:24:06 AM
Re: Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
Honestly I don't see the business interaction as depth, I see it as another expansion outward.  It's not necessarily a bad thing, it is expanding the reach that people have and their ability to keep relationships going at some level where they would be unlikely at any level. Some relationships don't really need to be deep all the time.  Sometimes just keeping up with acquaintances is important because your real life interaction is minimal but knowing what is going on with them helps with those occasions where you do spend time together.  As far as depth goes it does give people a very easy way to keep up lines of communication especially from long distances. 
anon0305390588
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3/26/2015 | 8:51:17 AM
My Grandmother will love the changes.
My Grandmother will love the changes. She loves pressing that like button.
Whoopty
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3/26/2015 | 8:19:41 AM
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Interesting that you point that out actually. While Facebook has always been about the breadth as you say, it seems like it's actually backpedalling a little and suggesting that depth is also important. I wonder if the mention about improving personalised relationships between businesses is a sign that Facebook realises it's creating distance between people with the casual nature of its interactions?
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3/26/2015 | 8:03:40 AM
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Social interaction is changing rapidly and FB realizes this.  For many people face to face interaction is still what they are looking for but for many they prefer the light touches into relationships through social media that can be curated.  They are happier with breadth of relationships rather than depth.  FB has done a very good job of seeing this and delivering a platform that fosters that shift in social interaction.  I'm not qualified to say if it's a good thing or not but millions of people like it so there has to be a reason for it.   I do have to say though that I use the Messenger app to chat with friends overseas because it's easy and faster flowing than SMS plus they don't end up with charges for text messages.  There are a dozen other applications that could be used but Messenger does the trick and it is one less app to maintain an account for.
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3/26/2015 | 7:30:34 AM
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Facebook keeps growing. I personally don't have a FB app on my phone, as it takes up way too much space/memory. Not worth it for me, but seems like it's worth it for millions of other people.
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