Facebook’s Reckoning Draws Nearer

“Giving everyone a voice has historically been a very positive force for public discourse because it increases the diversity of ideas shared,” Mark Zuckerberg himself admitted. “But the past year has also shown it may fragment our shared sense of reality.” – Facebook’s Reckoning Draws Nearer

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Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

“Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem that the best way we have to get information out into the world – speech – can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem. We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from… Continue reading Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

“Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem that the best way we have to get information out into the world – speech – can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem. We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from… Continue reading Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

You may hate Donald Trump. But do you want Facebook to rig the election against him?

“the tech giant secretly conducted a test in which they were able to allegedly increase voter turnout by 340,000 votes around the country on election day simply by showing users a photo of someone they knew saying “I voted”.” – You may hate Donald Trump. But do you want Facebook to rig the election against… Continue reading You may hate Donald Trump. But do you want Facebook to rig the election against him?

I Left Facebook, And You Can Too

“Facebook has given itself the mandate to extract what it can from people when they are most in need of human connection, and to offer a receptive audience to the most compelling bidders” – I Left Facebook, And You Can Too

OK so. A lot of people have asked me… – Adam D. I. Kramer | Facebook

“The goal of all of our research at Facebook is to learn how to provide a better service. Having written and designed this experiment myself, I can tell you that our goal was never to upset anyone. I can understand why some people have concerns about it, and my coauthors and I are very sorry… Continue reading OK so. A lot of people have asked me… – Adam D. I. Kramer | Facebook

What tear gas taught me about Twitter and the NSA

“the Internet’s ability to break down “pluralistic ignorance”—the erroneous notion that your beliefs place you in a minority, when in fact most people feel similarly—is perhaps its greatest contribution to social movements. Facebook “likes” are often ridiculed as meaningless, but they can make a person realize that their social network feels the same as they… Continue reading What tear gas taught me about Twitter and the NSA