NEW YORK (TheStreet) --
Maybe I'm not alone in my criticism of how Facebook (FB - Get Report) curates user news feeds these days. I expressed a sentiment similar to that of TheStreet contributor Jason Notte in the recent Facebook Loses When It Tries To Be Twitter.
My news feed is a constant stream of stories from TheStreet, BuzzFeed, Gawker and Business Insider. As a result, it's really come to a point where I find less and less reason to go to Facebook. I can get everything Facebook's news feed offers at Twitter, but in proper, more relevant quantities and with the ability to nicely tailor what I see thanks to Twitter's intuitive platform.
At this point, it's difficult to determine how to take control of your Facebook news feed. I don't want to "unlike" my own employer or the other fine aforementioned publications. And I don't want to unlike actual friends who post the BuzzFeed "Here's what city you should live in" quiz for the umpteenth time.
Facebook is doing a horrible job making those decisions on your behalf or prompting you to make them for yourself. Simply put, it's a mess as Facebook works backwards to be like Twitter.
While it's hardly hurting the business now, it doesn't bode well for the future, making me feel confident about thoughts I expressed in Summer 2012 in Why Twitter Will Live And Facebook Will Die.
--Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.