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> Facebook posts being inherently (mostly) simple text is 'killing the web'? I don't buy it.

It's also misleading. If you want something more like a blog, then use notes instead of posts. The notes editing interface is actually better than most blog platforms, and IMO the results look just as pretty too. Then your notes appear in your timeline, searchable (within Facebook), with comments, etc. Is it everything an "open web" activist could want? No, but it's sure not just plain text.

BTW, I can't help but shake my head at people (like Gruber) who say Facebook is evil but also think absolutely everything should be searchable and monetizable by Google. That's just not logically consistent.




The difference is that Facebook articles are searchable by no one. Free web pieces are searchable and accessible via any search engine.


And this constitutes evil for you? A really aggressive robots.txt?


So two billion Facebook users are "no one" to you?


As far as I can tell, you aren't able to search for specific articles on Facebook. You can view them as they go through your feed, but you can only access them again after that by scrolling through your feed or the content creators feed until you locate it. And you must have an account for much of this.




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