It is a well-known fact that people’s attitude to life changes after they become parents. With the caring and nurturing nature, a parent develops very quickly, priorities shift, and what was once considered thrilling and exciting could become dangerous. So too with the future of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg’s kids, Maximina and August. Zuckerberg told media that his way of running Facebook changed after the birth of his two daughters, Maxima and August. He stated that he had rethought his viewpoint and Facebook’s legacy. He said, “It’s important to me that when Max and August grow up that they feel like what their father built was good for the world.”
This is the founding thought behind the latest changes reported by Facebook in regard to how it will manage content. Zuckerberg posted his latest goals for Facebook in 2018 last week, which includes “making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent.” He realizes that any change will bring about anxiety, and it will affect many industries, which is a direct attack on these third-party incomes. However, Facebook is not about supporting the incomes of others, and this 2018 “will be a serious year of self-improvement and I’m looking forward to learning from working to fix our issues together.” according to Zuckerberg.
The changes in place come from two different causes. One is the complaint about the fake news; the second is about social interaction. Facebook was criticized heavily during 2016 and 2017 for being a sounding board for lies and deceit, as well as actively promoting commercial use of the site while ditching the social interaction that the site was initially designed for.
Zuckerberg met these statements by saying “Just because a tool can be used for good and bad, that doesn’t make the tool bad — it just means you need to understand what the negative is so that you can mitigate it.”