Even if We Share Less, Facebook Is Cultivating a Virtual Landscape to Retain Our Attention

New devices, livestreaming, chatbots

Facebook wrapped up its annual F8 developers conference on Wednesday, making it clearer than ever that the company is invested in evolving from being simply known as a family of social-media properties. In fact, CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 10-year plan looks less like a digital platform and more like a gigantic, all-things-virtual landscape that's—among other things—part amusement park, part tech-utilities garden.