Facebook: Open Platform, Private Platform

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Facebook: Open Platform, Private Platform

Facebook cMark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, posted his vision for Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger (all which his company runs), and for social media in general, on a blog post in The New York Times. It is a startling …

Facebook Users Information On Target

Facebook cThough Facebook algorithms mostly classify users as having certain traits and interests accurately, about half the users are uncomfortable with Facebook having this knowledge once they are shown this information. Facebook users can go to this link, about their …

Facebook Trips and Falls, A PR Crisis Mess

Facebook cFor those who have not read The New York Times story of November 14 about the PR missteps of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg in the face of revelations about 2016 Russian election interference at the social media platform, …

Facebook Users Fast Changing Relationship

Facebook cSomething is happening with Facebook users and their relationship to the social medium. Cambridge Analytica revelations about how data collected by Facebook was used has many Americans unsettled and changing the way they engage with Facebook. Today, in time for …

Has Social Media Growth Peaked?

pexels-cell photo-607812 (2)Something interesting has been happening to social media companies such as Facebook, Snap and Twitter. (Facebook’s sister platform, Instagram, is growing dramatically, but it appears that might simply be social media use moving from an older platform to a younger …

Facebook Brings News Powerhouses Aboard

Facebook Pays for News Content

newsiconABC, Anderson Cooper, Shepard Smith, Jorge Ramos and more: News powerhouses are coming aboard Facebook’s Watch, its section of proprietary video content. As TechCrunch points out, what’s especially notable is that the social media giant …

Google and Facebook Changes Showing Impact

In the wake of fake media placements and for better advertising results, Google and Facebook have started changing the way they post news stories. When these changes were announced, media companies expressed concern that it would impact their revenues. The

Group Formed to Sabotage Movie Reviews

There are a series of stories in news media such as The Verge and CNN today about a group that is trying to sabotage the reviews of Disney movies. They claim successfully negatively impacting reviews of “The Last Jedi” and …

Facebook Warns About Too Much Facebook

Give Facebook credit. It has admitted that too much time spent on the social media platform is not good for one’s health or mental well-being. In its self-examination, it cited research studies critical of the time spent on Facebook that …

Past Facebook Exec Decries Social Media

How bad is Facebook and other social media for society? After another former top executives at Facebook has come out against social media, we’re beginning to wonder. “Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for …