Reasons why my dissertation was instantly out-dated
As you may of seen, I recently uploaded my 2nd year dissertation. If you haven’t, click here.
Shortly after completing this work, and between the time wait from when it was handed in, then waiting for all marks and feedback, and then preparing it into blog format, Facebook literally solved the problems that users were experiencing in regard to spamming.
Thus, Facebook introduced the ‘new’ message center.
The following is an exert from the Facebook page responsible for informing the transition to the new message centre:
(Full URL here)
“Messages has always been the place for private exchanges on Facebook, and this won’t change. With the new Messages, now you have easy access to all your private conversations with your friends in one place.
The new Messages interface not only displays the Facebook messages you exchange with friends, but it also interweaves your chats, texts and emails (should you choose to create an @facebook.com address). It’s a central place to control all of your private communication, both on and off Facebook.”
This brief summary places an emphasis upon privacy and ease of use. Furthermore, Facebook lists the following as a key feature of the new message center:
“Smart filtering: You’ll always see what’s important to you first – messages from the people you’re close to take precedence over mailing lists.”
The smart filtering option places messages from pages/groups/lists into an inbox labelled ‘other’ (unless otherwise specified). This has seriously impeded the usefulness of list spamming. I myself have noticed a huge, almost 100% reduction in spam getting into my Facebook inbox, which for my Facebook use, has been enlightening, for my research, potentially destroying.
Facebook is making it harder for promotional spammers to survive. Which is good for users, creating a better user experience, as well as Facebook, creating a lower attrition rate.
I will continue this after some further investigation has been conducted.
Thanks for reading,