In a recent article on gizmodo.com, the author discusses the need to rid ourselves of Facebook altogether and start over using new or currently existing social media sites and apps. The rationale for such a move is due to the fact that Facebook is going to make a concerted effort to dismantle itself and be moved into smaller functioning areas, such as one dealing only with messaging. The author states that “Facebook has gotten to large for its, and ourselves, own good”, and that “Facebook has gotten too large to ever feel small again”. Well, Zuckerberg seems to agree with these sentiments as he continues to buy up other people’s great idea’s such as WhatsApp and Instagram. Zuckerberg is aiming to take apart Facebook and re-create it, so to speak, with smaller components that specialize in one main function, such as pictures with Instagram.
It is true, in my opinion, that Facebook has gotten too large. There are so many “friends” that I have that half of which if I saw on the street I might not even say hello. Yet their messages, pictures, links, quotes, etc. fill up my News Feed everyday and it has just been a pain to look through. There are also so many functions on Facebook that I never use, such as messaging. What Zuckerberg is essentially trying to get us to do is use all of his new smaller app versions, leaving Facebook with a smaller feel once again. I, for one, am not so sure I want to go through the hassle, and agree with the author that there are already many well functioning and specified apps out there that won’t require the possible growing pains that will accompany Facebook’s new versions. And maybe it’s time we start using them, because the Facebook as we know it most likely won’t exist come sooner rather than later. As was said in the movie Jerry Maguire, the next question is, “so who’s coming with me?”