Facebook Is Not a News Source

From Popular Info: But then, without explanation, the fact-check was removed. If a Facebook user attempts to share the article today, there is no warning and no link to the fact-check. Shellenberger’s piece, on The Daily Wire and elsewhere, has now been shared over 65,000 times on Facebook.  What happened?  Internal Facebook documents obtained by […]

Facebook’s Nicotine

From DaringFireball: Polarizing divisive content is to Facebook as nicotine is to cigarette makers: a component of their product which their own internal research shows is harmful, but which they choose to increase, rather than decrease, because its addictiveness is so profitable. Accurate comparison.

Facebook As The Next Printing Press

Ben Thompson writing at Stratechery: The printing press changed all of this. Suddenly Martin Luther, whose critique of the Catholic Church was strikingly similar to Jan Hus 100 years earlier, was not limited to spreading his beliefs to his local area (Prague in the case of Hus), but could rather see those beliefs spread throughout […]

We Have An Idea

Winklevoss twins, “We have an idea”. Zuckerberg, “Thanks for the idea. I’ll make an evil data mining version of it and call it Facebook” Winklevoss twins, “We have an idea”. Zuckerberg, “Thanks for the idea. I’ll make an evil data mining version of it and call it GlobalCoin”. — Ragnar Lifthrasir ? (@Ragnarly) June 15, […]