054: The Great Facebook Debate

We often discuss on this show Facebook and the way the social giant seems to insert itself into our lives, whether its people sneakily using the network at the dinner table, or those times the network used us for more data. 

It’s made moves into messaging, commerce, and now, with the release of its new Instant Articles program, Facebook seems poised to become a pretty excellent publisher too, working with top brands like The New York Times, National Geographic, and Buzzfeed – and that has a lot of people worried about the future of publishing.

This week, we finally have the great Facebook debate. Is Zuckerberg’s company on the path to swallowing the whole world, or is there room for content to live outside of Facebook’s walled garden and still thrive?