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Will Facebook Become More ‘Brand Friendly’ and Less ‘User Friendly’ with New Look?

OK, I admit it. I’m a Facebook junkie, but my love for social media has its limits.

Earlier this week, I declared to my husband (whom I met when he started flirting with me on Facebook four years ago), that I am bored and disgruntled with Facebook. I even toyed with the idea of kicking the habit– at least for a while.

Now, I’ve learned that Facebook is rolling out a new look and new functionality tomorrow. (Every time they do this, I like the site less.)

According to PR Daily, the new look will include multiple news streams and is designed to keep us engaged with the site for longer stretches of time and to show us more “brand friendly” views. I assume this means we will have to hunt more for real news and, as a consequence, be exposed to more advertising.

I’m already really annoyed that on the iPhone and the iPad ads are inserted into my “news” feed. Well, people, expect more.

Check out this article about the proposed (and rumored) changes: 3 imminent Facebook changes that could affect brands

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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