Facebook’s quest to quash boredom by moving beyond friends
Wired - 10/28/2015
“This wonderful universe that we imagined 10 or 15 years ago of a great decentralized web where people can compete on an equal playing field is quickly giving way to an environment controlled by these enormous tech companies that have their own agendas,” says Dan Kennedy, Northeastern University journalism professor.
“It’s a difficult space for small independent news organizations to play in. The rise of these partnerships with Facebook and Apple is only going to encourage a news diet in which people are looking at large national platforms fromThe New York Times to BuzzFeed and not paying an awful lot of attention to small or even decent-sized local newspapers.”