Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’
I would love for the day to come when I can log onto Facebook and I can also receive news of the world along with news of my friends. News would be provided to a group of people more interested in their friends then the topics of the day. Users would be introduced to news they would otherwise not receive and news corporations would have a new audience for their exposes. Facebook connects people and it would connect news stories. From one story you could learn of another or even what your friend just learned. Facebook can tailor the news to the user by allowing for specific stories to go to specific users; if it can be done with ads then news stories should be no different. Lavrusik bring up the point of the customer base being very specific and a younger crowd which excludes the older groups as a deterrent. This problem will change as time passes and the teck savvy inherit the world and those without teck knowledge are extinct. Lavrusik also specks of the disadvantages such as battles over ad time and ad placement within the site and the news providers.
If I was to create my own news organization Facebook and Twitter would be a big part of how I would bring the news to the people. Television and newspaper along with radio are dated and costly. My news would be strictly online and be tailored to the young and tecky generation. I would integrate my news with stories people want to hear from their comment and likes they provide when integrated with Facebook. My news can adapt and change to topics the Facebook users want. Feedback will be easy and fluid. News would be fresh.
I agree that Facebook should be banned in the workplace. Facebook is a social tool that incorporates a person’s life and involves issues not dealt with within the workplace. As such bring these issues into a working environment will only lead to problems and disruptions. Facebook is a distraction that I personally find interrupt my daily activities, and thusly see its effect on a person and see it as a possible problem if allowed in the workplace. Facebook is known to lower productivity and when seen on a company level, hours upon hours are lost. Facebook present security risks and interpersonal risk as mixing work and personal lives can get messy. I would prefer a company that banned Facebook as I know myself and I would be too tempted to visit. I would also work for a company that allows Facebook but realize that I would have to take personal steps to restrict myself. Bottom line I would work.