Is the social network contributing anything meaningful to users in return? Is Facebook connecting people? Or is it doing the opposite: rather than bringing us together, is it leaving us more disconnected? Recent discussions about the echo chamber effect that followed the 2016 U.S. presidential election left a lot of us wondering who exactly Facebook benefits. With most of its earnings (a whopping $18 billion in 2015) made entirely through ad revenue, users are contributing …read more
Blake Hayek writes about the arts and political economy. He lives in Mexico City where he enjoys coffee, making music and long walks to the taco truck.