New York Times: What if a Healthier Facebook Is Just … Instagram?

New York Times: What if a Healthier Facebook Is Just … Instagram?. “For the past several years, Facebook has been conducting what amounts to an A/B test on human society, using two different social media apps. The first app in Facebook’s test has a maximalist design: It allows users to post lengthy status updates, with links to news articles, photos, videos and more. The app is designed as a giant megaphone, with an emphasis on public sharing and an algorithmic feed capable of sending posts rocketing around the world in seconds. The second app in the test is more minimalist, designed for intimate sharing rather than viral broadcasting.”

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