Watching Meta under Zuckerberg feels like reliving my days in the flailing newspaper business

Watching Meta under Zuckerberg feels like reliving my days in the flailing newspaper business


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

A manic obsession with ads, shoving them in the face of users at every turn. Chasing relevance, instead of earning it. Flinging half-baked new features and services out to the public, with minimal to non-existent marketing, only to shutter them after inevitably low traction. And, of course, the inviolable truth that the dilettante boy king remains in charge, come what may.

All of that might sound like a decent encapsulation of some of the recent Facebook news we’ve seen — in addition to many of the headlines lately emanating from its corporate parent, Meta. Ironically, though, what I was really trying to paint a picture of above was my time in an altogether different industry — the desperate, flailing newspaper business. That’s where I spent a grand total of 14 years, and where from my front-row seat I watched a story that in hindsight feels uncannily similar to that of Facebook’s play out in excruciating, train wreck-style slow-motion.

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