What Facebook could learn from suicidal brain cells

07/30/2013 | Wired.com

Facebook is getting too tangled and overloaded with features, and it's time for it to start putting simplicity ahead of growth, Jeff Stibel writes. Much as the brain prunes synaptic connections to avoid excessive complexity, Facebook should cut out the distractions and focus on streamlining its core functions, Stibel argues. "[T]here is now more value, more utility, in offering less. ... Just like the brain, Facebook could separate out the fluff and strengthen the important relationships," he writes.

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