Well, even if it works
Chatting with a machine seems like the ultimate in intellectual masturbation.
Facebook all but admitted the failure of chatbots last month – with the announcement that developers building Messenger bot can hide text input boxes and offer menu-driven conversations instead. Chatbots were billed by some as the new user interface for apps: rather than tap on icons and swipe through screens, you tell the …
It's technically no different than chatting with strangers, some refer to as friends, on Facebook who they will never ever meet in real life. Still, this is The Secret of Facebook Island. Enjoy your stay. I went there with some family in 2009, but I don't get back much. Does the head monkey still put tape on his powerbook? I thought so.
"Less AI, more dialog from an old point-and-click adventure game like The Secret of Monkey Island."
Sounds reasonable - let's try it:
That robot sitting next to the nerd-boy, looks a bit like Eric Cartman dressed as AWESOMEO, the friendly (except to Butters) robot from the smash TV-hit drama series The South Park Super Friends Chronicle Adventure Series Show. This is a video entertainment animation for humans, ooops, I mean, never mind.
Face it, Facebook is stagnant as it is. You've managed to get 1/4 of humanity to enter a lifetime's shite into your poxy online database of guff, where else is there to go? People are happy to see Auntie Ethel's new dog, their mates out on the razz or your workmate's new car and that's all they want (anti)social media for.
Install all the whizz bangs you like FB and your ilk, it won't make people sit up and listen any more.
Listen up Zuck...
THE SOCIAL MEDIA NOVELTY HAS WORN OFF. WE'RE BORED WITH IT NOW.
The first time you "hooked" up with youR brother in Oz it was neat, he shared piccies of the kids and the dog and it was novel. Now FB and Twitter are just like a toaster, useful but you could probably manage without it. The toaster simply toasts bread, that's all the toaster will ever do, "I toast, therefore I am." as Talkie Toaster said to Lister, the humble toaster can have all the AI and flashy lights but all it will ever be is a hot box that burns bread products. All social media is from now on is a just a medium to send naff messages and post naff pics, it will never, ever be interesting or exciting ever again.
Botts/Apps in Messenger ... how will that help me?
Given that messenger (and now also WhatsApp) is a component of Facebook that I really do avoid like the plague due to it's extremely intrusive and blatantly obvious mobile device data stealing capabilities ... nothing they put in that festering swamp will make me want to take a swim in it.
You initially built a platform to meet women and make money, but as you age you realize the limitations of what was built.
Use your money and start fresh.
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