After an ignominious slide, Yahoo is just another site that has some fans in certain parts of Asia and offers some niche products. Mark Zuckerberg is changing the company’s core apps to become far more reliant on artificial intelligence to drive the content its users see, seeking to mimic growing Chinese rival TikTok.

Zuckerberg says Meta’s apps will rely more on its discovery engine, instead of people or things you follow, for content. That means users will see (and are already seeing) content from complete strangers in their feeds and videos, just like TikTok. “Right now, about 15% of content in a person's Facebook feed, is recommended by our AI from people, groups or accounts that you don’t follow,” Zuckerberg said.

Facebook will now decide what stranger’s content you will see. “We expect these numbers to more than double by the end of next year,” the company says. Bad actors will learn how to game that algorithm, leading to dominance of incendiary posts or videos.

Zuckerberg will expend his human capital on his pipe dream of the “metaverse.” Zuckerberg’s grand vision is to create a digital universe populated by those who want to escape the real world of grass, flowers, air, sky, animals and humans. If we’re lucky, the result will be that the users Facebook still has will decide it's time to leave.

Facebook and Instagram have had huge growth because they appealed to the masses. So instead, all those parents and grandparents on Facebook, the olds Zuckerberg no longer cares about, will be tended by bots. Zuckerberg's minions focus on a new world: The uncomfortable, potentially dystopian future.
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