Mark Zuckerberg says that he wants people to spend less time on Facebook so that the time spent on his social platform is truly focused on encouraging meaningful connections between people in order to promote well-being. Many people don’t seem to be reacting too well to this statement, accusing him of either being untruthful in his statements, making excuses to cover up already reducing activity on his site, or of meddling with their newsfeed, which they designed the way that they like.
I am undecided as to how I feel about his message of well being. Is it an honest message? If so, then I applaud his altruistic efforts. However, I would be curious to know how Facebook plans on measuring whether their users who have reduced their Facebook time have improved their quality of engagement with others.
Until then, don’t forget to set your favorite pages as “see first” so that you don’t miss too many of their posts.