I notice that you have switched “comments” to “watch next” as the next call to action on my feed. You are making more money, but you are stealing my time.
You sent 32 ads to me over the course of 10 minutes. Couldn’t you have used ONE of those ADs to help me? To remind me of my value & worth?
Maybe you limit the “infinite scroll”? Put little reminders in there, love notes to your customers — “Take a walk” — “Look up at the sky” “Kiss your baby” — you have all the information you need to deliver very personal and very helpful notes to us. What if you used that for good?
If you genuinely care about us, and society as a whole, you’ve got to take action.
You know that your platform contributes to depression. “But it isn’t the platform, it’s the content. And the consumer controls the content” — take some responsibly. It isn’t your fault it’s gotten so out of hand, but you can fix it.
You didn’t plan for these adverse effects. You couldn’t have predicted them. But you can do something about it now.
Honestly, your reputation would sky-rocket. I see your messages “Do you think Facebook cares about it users”. If you have to ask, you already know the answer. Show us that you care. Stop asking. Start doing.
I am not giving scientific, or researched results. But I am providing something that those “numbers” could never provide: my opinion & my point of view as a millennial mother (companies pay thousands of dollars for this kind of insight — and there you have it for free — you’re welcome.
Sincerely, Mad Millennial Mother
*written Pre-Facebook-Ad-Armageddon — well done, Facebook, for taking that first step & bringing it back to it’s roots*