As usual, I eagerly clicked on a shared link from my friend Venessa Paech this morning, on Facebook. Today she was sharing a perspective from CNET on the friction Facebook has introduced in its quest for frictionless sharing. We’ve all see the various automatic updates that some people may not even realise they are providing to their social graph (previously know as their friends) – they’ve read an article on the Washington Post Social Reader or The Guardian; they’ve listened to a song on Spotify. And CNET makes two key arguments:
1. People will be afraid to click on links because Facebook is tracking them, and
2. Facebook is introducing a barrier to sharing.
These are valid points, and yet they deserve a counter perspective. Continue Reading…