Once a revolutionary tool to stay connected and communicate, FB has changed from the sweet, and cute 18 year old track star on it's way to an Ivy League school, into the College drop out with an impressive bank account and waste line with Cheetos stains on their VR headset.
Good read below! Moreover, $0.85 of every $1 in online advertising in the US goes to FB or Google.
Link to slate.com article: "Facebook Isn't THE Social Network anymore, so what is it?"
The intimacy is most certainly gone but the private and public boundaries will never cease to exist. This boundary will always carry absolute intimacy and can be used to move the masses no matter how blurry or monetized it becomes.
For me, and many others, this reality is most troublesome only because the social good we have at times become accustomed to seeing FB used for is all but dead. There is, at present, no other platform with a revolutionary feel, which has reached critical mass and which promises the intimacy we are craving and organizational tools we understand to be so powerful as we work offline towards change.