Nieman Journalism Lab: Pretty much no one has seen Facebook News yet, but it’s off to a rough start

Nieman Journalism Lab: Pretty much no one has seen Facebook News yet, but it’s off to a rough start. “It’s been only three days since Facebook News rolled out as a test to about 200,000 people in the U.S., meaning that only a tiny handful of Facebook users have seen it. (I had a brief moment of excitement this morning when I thought I was one of them, but it turns out my app actually just updated with Today In, Facebook’s less-new local news tab, which has its own problems.) Not having seen or used the new feature yet, however, is no reason for people not to hate it, and the complaints and concerns had time to marinate over the weekend.”

TechCrunch: Why the Facebook News tab shouldn’t be trusted

TechCrunch: Why the Facebook News tab shouldn’t be trusted. “I used to think of Facebook as being in a bizarre love quadrangle with its users, developers and advertisers. But increasingly it feels like the company is in an abusive love/hate relationship with users, catering to their attention while exploiting their privacy. Meanwhile, it dominates the advertisers thanks to its duopoly with Google that lets it survive metrics errors, and the developers as it alters their access and reach depending on if it needs their users or is backpedaling after a data fiasco.”