Facebook Made Some Big Changes And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed: 

  • Facebook made a big move last week. Founder, Mark Zuckerberg said : “Video and other public content have exploded on Facebook in the past couple of years. Since there’s more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what’s in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do–help us connect with each other. We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being.” So, much more of our friends and family and a lot less of brands and fake news? Is this good news or bad news for users and businesses?
  • My article on these Facebook changes in Maclean’s: Why Facebook is cleaning up the neighbourhood.
  • Speaking of Facebook… Companies using the company’s ad platform to publicize job openings have (allegedly) been practising “Ageism.”  Many companies (Verizon, Amazon, UPS and even Facebook, itself) are posting ads for jobs, but only letting those ads be seen by users 25 to 36 years old. Is that fair game? Or, is this simply another form discrimination?
  • App of the Week: Evernote.