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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by handdrummer » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:37 pm

In other words, Orwell and Huxley were correct.

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by pharvey » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:54 pm

An interesting read..... and a little worrying!

How Facebook's tentacles reach further than you think
Facebook's collection of data makes it one of the most influential organisations in the world. Share Lab wanted to look "under the bonnet" at the tech giant's algorithms and connections to better understand the social structure and power relations within the company.
A couple of years ago, Vladan Joler and his brainy friends in Belgrade began investigating the inner workings of one of the world's most powerful corporations.
The team, which includes experts in cyber-forensic analysis and data visualisation, had already looked into what he calls "different forms of invisible infrastructures" behind Serbia's internet service providers.
But Mr Joler and his friends, now working under a project called Share Lab, had their sights set on a bigger target.
"If Facebook were a country, it would be bigger than China," says Mr Joler, whose day job is as a professor at Serbia's Novi Sad University.


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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Spitfire » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:28 pm

Tentacles is a good word to describe Facebook's influence.
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by PET » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:41 pm

Latest report I saw ( from University in Serbia) was that if Facebook were a company it would be larger than China!!

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Big Boy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:52 am

I've been experimenting with the new Facebook facility of uploading a video to be used instead of a cover photo. When I go to the page, the sound works fine, but I can't get the video to play.

Has anybody been successful? Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

[Edit] Anybody thinking of doing similarly, I'd suggest switching the sound off - it's really annoying :banghead:
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Post by buksida » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:28 am

Junta mulls registering for facebook with ID number
Members of the junta-appointed reform committee said Tuesday that social media users need stricter identity verification methods to deter them from using it inappropriately.

Aimed at tightening the regulation of online platforms, the proposal approved by the National Reform Steering Committee on Monday upset internet users, after it suggested relevant agencies would ask Facebook to consider requiring ID Nos. to operate accounts.

“It is based on the assumption that people use social media in a damaging way because they can never be identified and tracked,” said Pisit Pao-in, the vice president of the media reform committee who wrote the proposal, on Tuesday.

Pisit, a former commander of the Technology Crime Suppression Division, said the idea was along similar lines to those of the social media company – which is also trying to verify user identification.

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by oakdale160 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:30 am

and HHF with its code-name posters is obviously scam network for rebels. All those posts about pies, fish and chips and the price of beer are just coded messages.

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by buksida » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:43 pm

Facebook to test paid subscription news service
If you're used to getting the bulk of your news from Facebook, your news consumption habits may be about to change.

The world's largest social media platform is testing the waters for a subscription-based news product, Campbell Brown, the head of news partnerships at Facebook, said Tuesday at the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit in New York. Plans for the service, including erecting a paywall that would cut off nonsubscribers after they had accessed 10 articles, were first reported by TheStreet, which was in attendance at the industry conference.

Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-to-t ... h-paywall/

So they want you to pay to read news that you can get direct from the news website itself which may or may not be fake. :roll:
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by handdrummer » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:27 am

newspeak, coming soon to a paid news source near you.

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by PeteC » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:51 am

I was told last night by someone in the US that Facebook usage by those under 30 is and has been dropping like a stone for some time. I haven't seen anything in print that it may be turning into an old geezer app? :shock: I do know that Instagram, Snapchat, LINE and the like is more popular with the under 20 set, so perhaps it's true. Pete :cheers:
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Bamboo Grove » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:38 am

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I was told last night by someone in the US that Facebook usage by those under 30 is and has been dropping like a stone for some time. I haven't seen anything in print that it may be turning into an old geezer app?
I mentioned this in another thread where someone said that he/she doesn't use the facebook as he/she isn't 14 anymore. Here in Finland the teenagers have left the facebook and this happened maybe 5-7 years ago. They have their instagrams, which I've too now joined and some other things, which I haven't. Facebook is left for us dinosaurs. Their are two reasons I particularly like fb 1. It's easy to tell your friends who live in different parts of the world what's going on and see about their lives as well. All in one post. 2. There are very good groups to follow that give you interesting information. For example I follow several sub-tai groups, history groups, teacher groups etc.
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by J.J.B. » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:47 pm

^^ I'm in total agreement, it's ideal for keeping up-to-date with groups that don't have the resources or intention of setting-up a forum, which is not so easy. My daughter (18 this year) told me her and her friends ditched FB years ago and I really only use it to keep in touch with a handful of friends.

As for getting my news from FB? It would be the absolute last place I would go for anything credible or vaguely newsworthy.
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Re: The scourge of Facebook

Post by Nereus » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:03 pm

Facebook's man in Thailand

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/new ... n-Thailand

With 48 million users, Thailand is one of Facebook's top 10 countries in terms of accounts. Bangkok by itself has more Facebook users than any other city in the world.

John Wagner, managing director of Facebook in Thailand, is no stranger to the Land of Smiles. The 44-year-old can speak Thai after working here for more than two decades as a partner and managing director of Boston Consulting Group in Thailand. In that role, the American headed the marketing, sales and pricing practice and was a core leader of the technology, media and telecom practice in Southeast Asia.

Mr Wagner spoke to the Bangkok Post about Thailand's digital landscape and his role at the social media colossus.

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Re: The scourge of Facebook

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