Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
"Facebook is nothing more than a new version of America Online, with lots of calories but not much nutrition." I find it difficult not to agree with that sentiment (yet I still update my Facebook status and still check out my Scrabble Wordscraper games. "Creates a major problem for Facebook, and for other Web 2.0 social networks. Facebook has created loyalty without value, quantity that drowns quality." Yes - but the irony is that today's political laders still respond to quantity over quality, which is why we keep seeing headlines that read Government backs down after facebook protest. See also Facebook's Face Plant: The Poverty of Social Networks and the Death of Web 2.0.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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