How Facebook scares people away from the Web

11/22/2011 | Lifehacker

Facebook has built a walled garden of Web content, and is seeking to discourage users from relying on non-Facebook websites, Anil Dash writes. The company's algorithms make it harder to share or discover outside content, and the site issues unnecessary warnings when users try to surf away from its confines. "Facebook promotes captive content on its network ahead of content on the web, ... warns users not to visit Web content, and places obstacles in front of visits to web sites," Dash writes.

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