I’ve never liked Instant Articles — Facebook’s Newspeak term for “We want to make it harder for users to leave Facebook even when they’ve chosen to follow a link to an article on a news source.” In The New Yorker, Om Malik writes about Facebook’s evolving interface.
There are days when I look at my news feed and it seems like a social fabric of fun—a video of the first steps of my friends’ baby! My nephew’s prom date! On other days, it feels like a Nascar vehicle, plastered with news stories, promoted posts, lame Live videos, and random content. And I know I am not alone in struggling with Facebook and how we experience it through its news feed. —The New Yorker