Why the Monetization of Facebook is a Given
If you open the Facebook login page, the first thing you see is the statement “Free. And Always Will Be” clearly below the spaces for your email and password. The catchphrase was meant to denounce rumors of Facebook creating a gold membership status for users who would be willing to pay for “extra” features in their social media experience. But now it’s seen as a broken promise to users who argue Facebook has done them wrong by monetizing pages outreach.
Agony Abroad, Apathy at Home
Nabila Rehman, a Pakistan resident who watched her grandmother be killed by a drone, came to the U.S. for a congressional hearing to only be ignored by the US government. President Obama alongside 425 out of 430 representatives did not show up to the hearing, bringing up the question of why this topic is avoided by US media and politicians.