Postings on my least favorite social media platform.

25 11, 2018

Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook isn’t a “positive force”

By |2019-12-27T07:58:02-05:00November 25th, 2018|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

Zuckerberg argues that Facebook is a positive force in the world because it "gives more people a voice." But I'm old enough to remember what the Internet was like before Facebook came along. If Facebook disappeared from the Internet tomorrow, people would still have plenty of ways to make their voices heard.

31 10, 2018

Facebook Scandals Galore, But They Still Make Money

By |2018-10-31T09:42:54-04:00October 31st, 2018|Facebook|0 Comments

Facebook reported sky-high profits today despite a number of rotating scandals related to data privacy, fake news, and faulty metrics. The social network reported earnings per share of $1.76, compared to a consensus estimate of $1.47 cited by CNBC. However, revenue was slightly lower than expected, topping off at $13.73 billion, compared to estimates of $13.78 billion.

25 07, 2018

Facebook plunges more than 24 percent on revenue miss and projected slowdown

By |2018-07-28T10:35:39-04:00July 25th, 2018|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

Facebook Inc’s shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday (7/25/18) after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets. Worldwide daily user growth for Facebook’s namesake service slid for its sixth straight quarter, bringing it to nearly 1.5 billion users in the second quarter.

15 04, 2018

Adults Need to Engage in Vigorous Debates. Facebook Should Not Be Policing it.

By |2018-04-16T05:18:37-04:00April 15th, 2018|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

I was able to watch quite a bit of Facebook CEO's Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in front of the Senate this past week. After years of following facebook issues, I learned nothing new. This is a company that is a monopoly and needs to be regulated along with Google, Amazon and may

10 03, 2017

Facebook Deleted Drudge Report Page – YouTube

By |2017-05-31T19:52:06-04:00March 10th, 2017|Facebook, Social Media|0 Comments

We've all been warned multiple times about relying on Facebook to get your content out but this video by Mark Dice sums it up nicely, especially the Boost button which can get VERY EXPENSIVE just to reach your fans.

28 05, 2016

Facebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web – WSJ

By |2016-05-28T10:40:05-04:00May 28th, 2016|Facebook, Social Media|0 Comments

There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not.

12 05, 2016

Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | The Guardian

By |2016-10-06T21:30:29-04:00May 12th, 2016|Facebook, Social Media|0 Comments

Exclusive: Leaked internal guidelines show human intervention at almost every stage of its news operation, akin to a traditional media organization. The guidelines are sure to bolster arguments that Facebook has made discriminatory editorial decisions against rightwing media. Conservatives would label the majority of Facebook’s primary sources as liberal.

23 04, 2016

How Facebook plans to take over the world | The Guardian

By |2018-02-05T10:58:12-05:00April 23rd, 2016|Facebook, Technology|1 Comment

“You hear all the platitudes about Facebook connecting the planet, but to say they are doing it for benevolent reasons is absolute nonsense. It’s about connecting commerce, not people,” says venture capitalist and former journalist Om Malik, who reminds us of the hidden agenda of social networking firms: if you’re not paying, you’re the product.

16 04, 2016

Facebook Employees Asked Mark Zuckerberg If They Should Try to Stop a Donald Trump Presidency 

By |2018-02-05T10:58:22-05:00April 16th, 2016|Facebook, Technology|0 Comments

This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to publicly denounce the political positions of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the keynote speech of the company’s annual F8 developer conference. Top questions from employees at Facebook concerned getting fired, employee departures and slow growth.

11 04, 2016

How Facebook is slowly eating the rest of the Internet – The Washington Post

By |2016-04-11T20:36:55-04:00April 11th, 2016|Facebook, Technology|1 Comment

Another interesting article in the Washington Post. Facebook reminds me of AOL. AOL also wanted to be "the internet". AOL was actually known as a walled internet and it took a while for newbies to the internet to realize there was a much more vibrant internet outside those walls.

16 11, 2015

Keep Posting to Facebook. You’re Sharing some very Personal Information with an A.I.

By |2018-02-05T10:59:07-05:00November 16th, 2015|Facebook, Technology|2 Comments

Facebook hopes to be able to take advantage of the vast amount of data people are producing every day. 'There's just going to be a lot more data generated about what's happening in the world, and the conventional models and systems that we have today won't scale,' said Jay Parikh, Facebook's VP of engineering. Wow! An Artificial Intelligence that knows EVERYTHING about you and you freely gave it all the info! Creepy!

27 08, 2014

Facebook Privacy Issues Driving More People to Instagram… which is Facebook!

By |2015-11-05T15:56:39-05:00August 27th, 2014|Facebook, Internet Security, Technology|3 Comments

Most people I talked to about the new Messenger app were outraged that Facebook has access to everything on their phones so everyone is now a privacy expert and going around encouraging each other to delete the Facebook Messenger app. "Privacy Experts" agree that the app has access to your camera, photo's, your location data, everything you post to Facebook, all your contacts info and all your personal info which users themselves freely give up. How did this happen!?!?!?