Facebook and politics

It’s worth recalling how quickly Facebook has evolved from its early days. Enemies of the site like to claim that its days are numbered, as the young people who helped it grow in its early days have largely abandoned it in favour of social media that feels more exclusive and direct, like Snapchat and Instagram. A site that only a young person’s friends and their friends knew about is now the sort of place where your parents share your prom pictures, your grandmother “likes” your reposting of a Huffington Post article, and your uncle argues about old Styx records on a forum for collectors of vintage tube stereo equipment.

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