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Published 3 years ago with 9 Comments

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  • GingerBreadMan

    Being a blogger and social media specialist, I don't even want to do this. I hate that FB is trying to be everything nowadays. Just stop.

    • shadow1515

      But have you considered $$$$? What about $$? And of course there's the $$$$$ that $$$s the $$$$.

  • septimine

    Why not? They need you to spill your soul so your data can be sold.

  • Triseult

    I know it's in vogue to hate on Facebook, but I for one welcome this idea. I like "long-form" posts on Facebook... They're usually the most insightful and/or interesting, and people do them when they have something truly meaningful to share. It makes sense to allow more flexibility and a better look for these long-form posts.

  • Kayzaks

    Facebook... As if embarrassing Pictures weren't enough, we need full on Texts of how I drunk type how misarble that Gucci Bag was I bought last month and why I fed it to my cat.

  • SevenTales

    Heh. I liked blogging, and most news type sites are now blogs anyway, but I don't know if that would actually work. I feel like Facebook, since it's mega rise to mega success, hasn't been really successful in anything. It's probably just bias though.

  • Boop

    This quote sums it up for me:

    Facebook isn't really the place I'll look for longform pieces - it exists more as a space for photos, life updates, and articles.

    I don't see the appeal of this feature for users, as Facebook is a place to get updates and life events from people you know. That being said, I am interested to see how this develops and what features we will see, as I do enjoy serious, longform posts. Instead of having your note only be viewable by 200 or so of your friends, it would be great if this Notes feature could be open to be viewable by the public. But I still don't see the appeal. Services like Medium are a great resource to blog quickly and simply and can be easily discovered by other people.

    • alot (edited 3 years ago)

      Aren't articles often longform pieces? I'd take this quote with a grain of salt. Facebook has clearly not been about inline, longform pieces, I agree with that... Because it hasn't had a good, intentionally designed feature for it. Now it will have. I'll wait and see. I think it would be a move for the better for Facebook. Can't wait to see more content and less re-shared BS from 9gag and whatnot.

  • alot

    I'm really torn over this.

    I saw the sample posts someone with access had posted, and they looked great. Much more suitable for long form reading. I think this is a very useful and strangely neglected feature of a network designed for communication. They increased the length of the regular status updates, but it's just not the same thing and becomes a bit like reading very long tweets if such a thing existed; just a mass of text rather than things that feel more like articles.

    So I think it's a great feature for Facebook and a step forward. I may even use it myself. I've found that it's much easier to get feedback on things posted to Facebook than on a personal website. In general, in this social network era, blogs seem to be dying. They're like islands trying to fight the urbanized mainland. And there's why I'm torn. That evolution of the web is not one in the right direction. You don't own what's posted, but it's Facebook's content. You post there since you love the feedback, the convenience, and since it's becoming the only really good option to easily keep in touch with others and make yourself heard, and then Facebook decides to remove or change this feature at a whim, and everything you posted follows.

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