In the past I’ve talked about reasons to not trust Facebook, and thanks to an Information article, we have yet another reason to hate them and their sneakiness.
This time they purposely crashed their Android App, over a long period of time, to see if users would still come back to Facebook. And unshockingly users seemed to be unperturbed, and continued to return.
Here is a quote from that aforementioned Information article:
Facebook has tested the loyalty and patience of Android users by secretly introducing artificial errors that would automatically crash the app for hours at a time, says one person familiar with the one-time experiment. The purpose of the test, which happened several years ago, was to see at what threshold would a person ditch the Facebook app altogether. The company wasn’t able to reach the threshold. “People never stopped coming back,” this person says.
Facebook needs to go away…