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    Good? I go on Facebook to look at pictures of friends’ burritos. To the extent I see more burritos and fewer links to news articles I’ve already read, things are getting better, not worse.

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      I would love a Facebook mode in which I could see only original content generated by the posting account–no links, no “Joe liked this” or “Jane shared that.” I have no difficulty in sourcing my own news; I don’t need my friends’ help. The goal of my engagement with them on Facebook is to know what is happening in their lives to them personally.

      The fact that Instagram trends in this direction is one reason why it’s so much more enjoyable than Facebook.

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        Why don’t they have a “Youtube Red” for Facebook? It is the perfect fit.

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          Then Facebook would have no revenue source and you wouldn’t have a place to post photos at all.

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            I think the problem is that Facebook can’t afford to run its business the way many people would like them to run it. I would prefer a service that charged a few bucks a month and made modest revenues and didn’t have to take over the entire world in order to justify its valuation or market cap.

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              app.net tried that, but couldn’t earn enough to continue development.

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                Sure, but that doesn’t mean the business model is fundamentally flawed, that service just didn’t take off, like hundreds of others services with various business models.

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          What if you miss that article about poisoned burritos?

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            Science fact: burritos cannot be poisoned. Always safe to eat.

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              Science fact: lobsters can’t be poisoned.

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                Hmm, I read it on lobste.rs so it must be true! Rotten burritos for all!!

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                      ------------    
                     /  REST IN   \   
                    /    PEACE     \  
                   /                \ 
                   |      jpm1      | 
                   |   poisoned by  | 
                   |    a tainted   | 
                   |     burrito    | 
                  )|/|\(/)|\|(\/\())|)
                  
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              Sadly these days unless a fried is using Facebook Live Video or “My Story” to show me they’re eating a burrito I’m almost guaranteed not to see it.

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                that’s all well and good if it only affected {insert content you don’t wish to see here}, however this affects any and all posters on fb. The comments on OP mentioned several small pages who are seeing the same trend. Soon those burrito posts will be gone too.

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                  The good news is none of my friends care about tracking their burrito post metrics. If I miss one, the world still turns.

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                    I miss the good old days, when lost writes where considered cause for complaint.

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                I installed Plex Server on an old iMac I had laying around (it mounts a drive from my NAS where the music is actually located). Stream via web or the plethora of apps available. If I could run FreeBSD in vmm(4), I’d probably setup a guest and run the Plex Server there.