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Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, Emeritus


Facebook has recently changed each participant’s homepage to give greater prominence and attention to the news feed, which primarily means more status updates and comments from someone’s Facebook friends. While the change has provoked a lot of pushback from many Facebook users, I like the increased provision of status updates. Previously, one had to visit each friend's page to see them. I feel as if I am learning more, not only about the lives of my Facebook friends but also about the world around me, from all these updates.


Kelman, Steven. "Learning from Facebook." Federal Computer Week. April 2, 2009.