Experts have weighed in on how to pick up after Facebook. Most realistic? Eli Pariser, who would flay the social network for science. A stretch, given how it’s “in many cases impossible for researchers to independently look at behavior on the platform.”
Tim Wu would mold it into a public benefit corporation. Not so easy with Russia looming about. Kevin Kelly would make things worse, requiring “real verification of real names for real people, with the aim of having 100 percent of individuals verified.” (Seriously Kevin, why? You’re my hero!) Cute is my only word for Vivian Schiller’s take. She says, “The most important thing Facebook must do is come clean.” A bit late for that, isn’t it? Does Facebook need a reboot or is the social network beyond repair?