Let's be honest here for a moment.

If you know someone who constantly, and we mean constantly, posts about their personal lives on Facebook, there's a good chance you either have them unfollowed, unfriended or you purposefully scroll right past them because - be honest, now - you don't want the hassle of having to deal with their s**t. Right? Right.

Well, it turns out that this is a big problem for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. According to internal reports, the social media giant is encouraging its developers to come up with more ways for people to post personal information and stories, instead of links or stories from the outside world.

For example, Facebook's "video story" feature and those constant On This Day photo reminders are meant to drive people to post more of their own lives on Facebook, instead of other apps like Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter. Not only that, the Facebook app automagically sucks up your photos and videos and immediately prepares them for posting, something that it believes will encourage users to become interactive with the website.

Of course, there's a real reason for all of this and it's simple - a lot of people simply don't want their personal lives blasted out for all to see. Nobody wants people knowing that they've spent their weekend a 19-inch pizza, a portion of wedges, and enough garlic dip to drown a dolphin. More to the point, people are now aware that real-life, long-term connections (read: your mother, judging aunts and uncles) frequent Facebook, thus making it less likely for people to share embarrassing photos or events that they once would have.

In other words, people are realising that Facebook isn't the avenue to talk about personal things - and that means Facebook is beginning to lose its relevancy as a social media outlet for people.


Via Independent.co.uk