Episode 146 — Facebook’s Real Mistake

Ben and James discuss Facebook’s current crisis, and why almost everyone misunderstands what the company did wrong: the problem isn’t advertising, it was Facebook’s desire to be a platform.

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  • James Allworth: What the F*** Was Facebook Thinking — Medium
  • Ben Thompson: The Facebook Brand — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Tim Cook’s Unfair and Unrealistic Privacy Speech — Stratechery
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s Reckoning: ‘This Is a Major Trust Issue’ — The New York Times
  • Ben Thompson: Mobile Makes Facebook Just an App; That’s Good News — Stratechery
  • Nicholas Thompson: Mark Zuckerberg Talks to Wired About Facebook’s Privacy Problem — Wired
  • Ben Thompson: The Voters Decide — Stratechery


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