Thought: Facebook isn't a tech company, but a tech heavy social networking/social media company

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May 14, 2018 43 Comments

As I'm graduating from college(computer science), a few of my friends tell me that I should take Facebook's offer because it's a great and in demand "tech" company.

In my opinion, Facebook isn't a tech company. It's a social networking company. It's all online, so there's a lot of technical things to be done to maintain it and give it new features, but I still feel that isn't not tech.

Something like Cisco is a tech company. They have solid products. Google is a tech company, because their initial algorithm is a big technological feat.
I compare Facebook to Hi5 and MySpace, but it's lasted longer and is more successful.

Do others agree with my opinion?

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TOP 43 Comments
  • Facebook Unu
    Go to bed, don’t you have school tomorrow?
    May 14, 2018 1
    • Facebook Unu
      And obviously you didn’t study enough for your courses!
      May 14, 2018
  • Cisco / Eng mMKv28
    Cisco elite force checking in... #truetech
    May 14, 2018 2
  • Google CallMeRudy
    Applying the same logic, Amazon is not a tech company (except for AWS), it is just a tech enabled retailer. Netflix is not a tech company, it is a tech enabled TV station...
    May 14, 2018 1
    • That’s true though about Amazon excluding AWS
      May 15, 2018
  • LinkedIn taco
    This actually made me cringe.
    May 14, 2018 0
  • Airbnb Djbsiddjd
    GTFO. And please go to Cisco
    May 14, 2018 1
  • Apple Shonsss
    Thought: you are an idiot
    May 14, 2018 0
  • Airbnb / Eng
    Spinner

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    Spinnermore
    Obviously the only thing they do is facebook.com wtf is their oauth platform, oculus, or react, or graphql, who the fuck cares about all the data they’re sitting on, it’s not like they do anything with it. They obviously don't don't use any algorithms.
    It’s just a website so they’re not a tech company like Cisco
    🙄
    May 14, 2018 3
    • Airbnb / Eng
      HoldThe

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      HoldThemore
      Yeah duh, each person at Facebook owns a single HTML tag and then spends the rest of their time making it look like they have organic content. That's how this works.
      May 15, 2018
    • Facebook ICameToHav
      You right
      May 15, 2018
  • Amazon Shart
    Don’t listen to all the trolls in here, you got shit figured out
    May 15, 2018 0
  • Tumblr GoodRobot
    quality shitpost
    May 15, 2018 0
  • FB is not a social network company. It’s a company that collects user data for free and then sells it for the biggest buck. One way or another. Then come innovations.
    May 14, 2018 0

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