I've been catching up on my stored reading from an extended summer break, and it's astonishing how much of it is about Facebook in one way or another. It's inevitable as someone who works in audience engagement and digital journalism that I have to spend time reading about and thinking about Facebook - but the site has already stolen too much of our collective attention as an industry.
I don't want this site to become One Man & His Facebook Blog — and it's been drifting that way of late.
So, for the time being, I'm just going to capture the most interesting links I find about Zuckerberg's precious social disrupter in a series of posts. When I have five good ones to share, I'll stick them up as a 5 on Facebook post - and here's your first selection:
Facebook is requiring additional verification for admins of large pages in the US. Not before time - and they should roll this out worldwide ASAP.
An insight into Facebook's policies for deletions of Pages and Groups. Also, and not coincidentally, an insight into why so many problematic things thrive on Facebook.
Facebook Doesn't Always Make You Lonely - but, of course, it all depends on your personality type. Different people react to it differently. In short - high social orientation and low self-esteem will make Facebook toxic for you pretty quickly.
Facebook Watch is just weird. And it's making Facebook into the media company it has denied being for years. I'm interested in seeing where this is going - but the answer could be "nowhere".
Facebook wants to teach our young people about digital literacy. Golly gosh. I can't see any downside here, can you? I mean, there's no way they have an ulterior motive, is there?
Let me know if you find this useful.