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Former Facebook Execs Accuse It of Negatively Impacting Society

Can we all just stop using Facebook already? The Human race is just not ready for this technology… Source: Facebook bats back after a second former exec accuses it of negatively impacting society | TechCrunch Yesterday, The Verge published comments made by investor and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, quoting his interview last month at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he echoed recent comments made by former Facebook president Sean Parker that the platform is having deleterious effects on society. Said Palihapitiya at Stanford, “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that… Read More

Working with Millenials can be a Challenge…

Through no fault of their own, Millenials have suffered from bad parenting skills. Growing up with instant gratification, being told they are special and that they had to follow their passion, make an impact or have a purpose in life, Millenials arenot finding instant life or job satisfaction.

These concepts were taught throughout a Millenials childhood by both parents and society and has made Millenials ill prepared for the corporate world. It will take strong leaders to address this problem but only if they can identify it. It is something I am constantly aware of with Mellinials, especially after beating my on Social Media addiction.

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Breathing Some Life into an old MAC. Now I Just Need Apps.

I added an original Mac Mini 1,1 to my little collection of Macs. This particular model is 10 years old. I acquired it a few weeks back and decided to see if I could go breathe some life into an old Mac as a backup to my other macs. You can easily find Mac Mini’s on eBay for less than $100. Here are a few of the things you can and cannot do on Mac’s today as opposed to 10 years ago…

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This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

“I don’t feel like a child anymore” she says. “I’m not doing anything childish. At the end of sixth grade” — when all her friends got phones and downloaded Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter — “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.”

This article probably should have been titled “How Technology is Stealing Our Kids Childhoods”

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The sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET

People sit in meetings with laptops in front of them and talk over the top of them. They go to dinner, place their phones on the table and pick them up at least every five minutes to see whether something vital has happened in the (ir) world.

Does the Apple Watch really make it better? Or will it finally destroy any concept we have of eye contact?

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How Facebook plans to take over the world | The Guardian

“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.

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

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!

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Talking about Ghetto Social Media Communities. Facebook, Twitter & Instagram et all

Matt Drudge, who is the operator of the DrudgeReport, one of the TOP news websites on the planet, reminded me of how the internet was about 20 years ago. He steps out to talk to Alex Jones of InfoWars this past week and it’s one of the most profound interviews I have heard in quite a while. Step inside the blog to listen to two internet giants talk about the decline of social media into “Ghetto” platforms that are either all owned by the same company or financed by the same banking system…

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Visiting the Kennedy Space Center

Some pics from my visit to “The Kennedy Space Center” which is built more like a theme park for the future Space Tourism industry. Most of the park is dedicated to the work that was done by the Space Shuttle program.

One of my favorite quotes that I found at the park: For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.

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