Facebook is good for staying in touch but it's no substitute for prayer and spiritual belief   
Mark Zuckerberg's claim that his social media platform can rival established churches sounds hollow when Facebook's ethics are put under the microscope
          If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world   
Facebook announced this week that 2 billion people - more than one quarter of the world's population - are now active users of the social network Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room 13 years ago.Two decades ago, the notion...
          La curiosa historia de cómo Facebook consiguió comprar WhatsApp gracias a una enfermedad   
Desde que Facebook® comprase WhatsApp(mensajeria) en octubre(mes del año) de 2014, la plataforma de mensajería(sms) al instante más usada en el universo ha modificado por completo. La empresa de Mark Zuckerberg se ha responsable de crear que WhatsApp(mensajeria) sea un ...
          Kony 2012 Campaign Catches Eyes Of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga   

Campaign aims to bring African militia leader Joseph Kony to justice for war crimes and for enlisting children as soldiers.
By Gil Kaufman

<P>A campaign to stop the nearly 30-year, brutal rule of African militia leader Joseph Kony became a viral sensation this week. <a href="http://kony2012.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com" target="_blank">"Kony 2012,"</a> started by the group Invisible Children, aims to make Kony's face so famous that authorities will finally be able to arrest him and try him for his crimes. </P><P> </P><P>A 30-minute <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc" target="_blank">documentary</a> released on Monday is one of the keys to the campaign, and as of Thursday it had gotten more than 26 million views. The video details the atrocities carried out by Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army. The campaign appears to be working, as at one point on Wednesday, Invisible Children and #stopkony were trending higher on Twitter than Peyton Manning or the new iPad. </P><P> </P><P>Since 1987, human rights officials say Kony has forcefully abducted more than 60,000 children to be soldiers in his army and reportedly raped, mutilated and killed civilians in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan and displaced more than 2 million people. The leader is wanted for committing atrocities by the International Criminal Court and is being hunted down by 100 U.S. Special Forces advisers and local troops in four Central African nations, according to the <a href="http://bit.ly/AyrDyz"><I>Associated Press.</I></a> </P><P> </P><P>Kony 2012 is an effort to capture Kony and disarm the LRA before a reported window of opportunity closes. One way it plans to do that is by encouraging users to directly message a variety of stars to make use of their Twitter ubiquity to get the word out. Among those listed on the site are: Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Jay-Z, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ryan Seacrest and Ellen DeGeneres, along with a number of major policymakers. </P><P> </P><P>When users click on the celebs' photos, a tweet pops up that reads: Help us end #LRA violence. Visit kony2012.com to find out why and how. @timtebow Join us for #KONY2012. </P><P> </P><P><a href="http://act.mtv.com/posts/invisible-children-video-joseph-kony/">Get More on Invisible Children at ACT.MTV.com.</a></p>

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Civil Rights Activists Outraged by Trump Choice to Lead Civil Rights Division at Justice Department

The key job in the federal government in terms of civil rights enforcement is the leader of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. Trump has selected Eric Dreiband, who has represented numerous clients accused of violating civil rights laws. Activists are outraged. The selection of Dreiband is in keeping with 

Los Angeles Times: Cheerleading for Privatization and the Trum-DeVos Agenda

The Los Angeles Times editorial board published an editorial today chastising the California Teachers Association for resisting privatization of public education via charters. I assume that this editorial was in no way influenced by Eli Broad, who subsidizes the Times’ education coverage, which is a blatant 

We Lost a Dear Friend of Public Libraries and Public Schools: Joan Kramer of Los Angeles

Joan Kramer, a hero of public libraries, public education, and the common good, died a few days ago. Joan was a hero to all who knew and loved her. This is a tribute from some of her friends who knew her well. Here she is testifying before 

Big Oil Sells Fossil-Fuel Love to Children in Elementary Schools

This is an alarming story, prepared by the Center for Public Integrity. . Teaching materials are being distributed by the fossil fuel industry to elementary schools. It begins: “Jennifer Merritt’s first-graders at Jefferson Elementary School in 

National Education Policy Center: New Research on Virtual Charter Schools

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Nancy E. Bailey: Beware! Computer Instruction is NOT Inclusion!

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Urgent Note to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan: Hands Off Our Schools and Our Children!

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June 30: Join Student Data Deletion Day!

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          Facebook passe le cap des 2 milliards d’utilisateurs   
Chères lectrices, chers lecteurs, 5 ans après le cap du milliard d’utilisateurs, Facebook vient de passer le cap des deux milliards. Dès lors, Mark Zuckerberg s’est empressé de communiquer sur ce succès. Le réseau social incontournable Le patron du réseau Mark Zuckerberg a donc déclaré concernant ce sujet: À partir de ce matin, la communauté […]
          Why Mark Zuckerberg will never be my pastor   
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has suggested that Facebook can act like a type of church for its users.
          Facebook passe la barre des deux milliards d’utilisateurs   
Mark Zuckerberg a fondé Facebook en 2004.
Le plus grand réseau social du monde a atteint mardi un nombre inégalé d’utilisateurs actifs par mois. En France, les chiffres les plus récents font état de 33 millions d’utilisateurs actifs par mois.

Deux milliards : c’est le nombre d’utilisateurs actifs que revendique, mardi 27 juin, Facebook. Un chiffre astronomique, comparé à la population mondiale, évaluée à 7,4 milliards de personnes. Concrètement, un utilisateur actif est un utilisateur qui se connecte au moins une fois par mois sur le plus grand réseau social du monde, lancé en 2004 par un étudiant d’Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg. En France, les chiffres les plus récents, datant du mois dernier, font état de 33 millions d’utilisateurs actifs par mois, 25 millions par jour.

Conçu comme un réseau social pour les étudiants de Harvard, « The Facebook » – comme il s’appelait initialement – s’est rapidement étendu à d’autres universités, atteignant un million d’utilisateurs l’année même de sa création. Deux ans plus tard, Facebook, qui a abandonné son « The », est rendu accessible à tous les internautes, le début d’une expansion phénoménale : en 2010, le réseau social compte 500 millions d’utilisateurs, avant de passer la barre du milliard d’utilisateurs en 2012.
Le site multiplie les innovations qui feront son succès : introduction du « poke », qui permet de faire signe à un ami, du « mur », qui permet de suivre l’actualité de ses contacts, du « like », qui permet de marquer son intérêt pour une publication. Au point d’être devenu un symbole célèbre tout autour du monde.

Le cinquième homme le plus riche au monde

Alors que le nombre d’utilisateurs grandit, l’entreprise également : introduite en Bourse en 2012, elle compte aujourd’hui plus de 18 000 employés avec des bureaux dans une cinquantaine de villes à travers le monde. C’est que Facebook n’est plus uniquement Facebook : au fil des années, l’entreprise a absorbé d’autres entreprises et services, comme l’application Instagram, la messagerie WhatsApp ou encore Oculus, à l’origine du casque de réalité virtuelle Rift. Facebook rachète et copie les innovations des autres services à succès : la vidéo en direct de Periscope, par exemple, les hashtags de Twitter ou encore les fonctionnalités de l’application Snapchat, très prisée des adolescents.
Il n’est donc pas étonnant qu’en treize ans d’existence Facebook ait fait la fortune de son fondateur, Mark Zuckerberg, devenu le cinquième homme le plus riche du monde, à seulement 33 ans, selon le dernier classement Forbes. Certains observateurs le soupçonnent même d’ambitions politiques, l’homme se positionnant publiquement de plus en plus régulièrement sur de grands sujets de société.
Petit à petit, le service s’est imposé dans le quotidien de 2 milliards d’utilisateurs, au point de devenir un acteur de la société dont l’influence surprend et inquiète parfois. C’est vers Facebook que les internautes se tournent désormais pour donner de leurs nouvelles, discuter avec leurs proches, s’informer, organiser leurs soirées, mais aussi signaler qu’ils sont bien en vie, depuis la vague d’attentats qui frappe les pays occidentaux.

Une image sérieusement écornée

Le tout en produisant chaque mois des milliards de données personnelles : textes, photos, vidéos, « likes », qui sont collectés, analysés et exploités par le réseau social pour mieux vendre de la publicité et se monétiser. Ce qui a commencé à susciter des inquiétudes parmi les utilisateurs, et des réticences parmi ceux qui se refusent toujours à s’inscrire sur le réseau social, le jugeant trop instrusif. Facebook a d’ailleurs été épinglé à plusieurs reprises par les autorités de protection des données personnelles, comme la CNIL française, pour avoir enfreint certaines règles en la matière.
Mais le réseau social doit affronter depuis plusieurs mois d’autres critiques, encore plus féroces, venant à la fois des utilisateurs et des Etats. L’image du sympathique réseau social a été sérieusement écornée par la prolifération de contenus de propagande terroriste sur la plateforme. Malgré sa politique de modération – ces contenus sont interdits, et si les internautes les signalent, Facebook promet de les supprimer – de nombreuses publications de toute évidence illicites ne sont jamais censurées, ou tardent à l’être.
Plusieurs gouvernements, notamment en France, en Allemagne et au Royaume-Uni, ont fini par hausser le ton, menaçant parfois de légiférer afin de pouvoir infliger de lourdes sanctions en cas de modération trop laxiste. La difficile question de la modération s’est aussi compliquée avec l’introduction des vidéos en direct, qui ont parfois servi à montrer des meurtres ou des suicides, sans que Facebook n’intervienne.
L’entreprise a aussi été attaqué de toute parts aprè la victoire de Donald Trump : des fausses informations circulant sur le réseau social, dévalorisant son adversaire, y ont été partagées des centaines de millions de fois. Alors que l’influence du réseau social n’a jamais été aussi grande, elle semble parfois lui échapper. Aujourd’hui, Facebook doit plus que jamais faire face à ses responsabilités.

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          Facebook declares war on spammy link sharers   
Facebook plans to fight fake news and spam sites by filtering out chronic over-sharers, who – so the social network’s research suggest – routinely end up filling your wall with clickbait. It’s the latest in the company’s attempts to cut down on the sort of often-baseless sensationalism that was particularly highlighted as a problem in the run-up to the US … Continue reading
          FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE MARKETS? MAYBE YOU SHOULDN´T READ THIS / THE NEW YORK TIMES   

Feel Good About the Markets? Maybe You Shouldn’t Read This

By JAMES B. STEWART
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Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange. Investors have seemed oblivious to claims of Russian interference in the election, the firing of the F.B.I. director and other political turmoil. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times        


Throughout the turbulence of his first months in office, President Trump has been able to point to one bastion of support: the stock market. Earlier this month he tweeted the “great economic news” he thinks the mainstream media has been ignoring: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 16 percent and the Nasdaq up 19.5 percent since his election. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross maintained that the Trump administration had bestowed $4 trillion in gains on investors.
 
Investors have seemingly been oblivious to claims of Russian interference in the election, the firing of a director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the appointment of a special prosecutor. As the second quarter ends this week, 2017 has so far been a banner year, with major indexes hitting records.
 
But as the bull market rolls on, some see storm clouds on the horizon. “Valuations are high and it’s one of the longest and largest bull markets in history,” said James Stack, president of InvesTech Research. “Bull markets don’t last forever. So the question is, when will the music stop?”
 
Investors “are on a knife’s edge,” said Michael J. Kelly, global head of asset allocation for PineBridge Investments. With many still scarred by the financial crisis, “they see a potential disaster around every corner.”

This month the so-called Faang stocks — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google, which have led the market’s rally — faced a sudden downdraft, which many market watchers called a warning of turbulent times to come.
 
On June 14, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for the second time this year, a move that was widely expected and barely caused a market ripple. But more ominously for stock investors, the Fed also said it would reduce its $4.2 trillion balance sheet and taper its purchases of longer-term government bonds (though it didn’t say how fast), bringing to an end the quantitative easing it undertook after the financial crisis.
 
And then there’s Mr. Trump himself, whose unpredictability and erratic behavior still have the potential to rattle markets.
 
So I asked some prominent investors and market analysts whether they were pulling back from stocks, and how they viewed these latest developments.
 
A Crack in the Faang Stocks
 
After some of the Faang stocks plunged over 3 percent on June 9, Goldman Sachs compared them to the leading stocks of the tech bubble. But by the end of the month they’d recovered and were again approaching all-time highs.
 
There’s no question that these market darlings, which together have accounted for a disproportionate percentage of the market’s gains, are expensive, and getting more so. Price-to-earnings ratios range from 39 (Facebook) to 187 (Amazon). Their market caps are so huge they dominate the indexes.
 
They show up not only in so-called growth funds, but also in value and low-volatility funds. Should they embark on a sustained plunge, a bear market could quickly follow.
 
The tremor in June was “a warning shot across the bow,” said Bill Smead, the founder of Smead Capital Management in Seattle. The Faang stocks “are showing all the classic signs of being overcooked,” he added. “What magazine hasn’t had Jeff Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg on the cover?
 
There’s no question this can end very badly. But the market can stay irrational for a very long time.
 
My sense is that there’s one big blowout rally left in these stocks.”


Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this month as Janet Yellen announced the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images       
 
 
Mr. Stack noted that the Faang stocks had brief sell-offs last June and October, only to rebound. Still, he said, “the Faang stocks will be among the hardest hit in the next bear market due to the amount of money that flowed into them and the high expectations that have driven them higher.”
 
But like Mr. Smead, he doesn’t expect that to be imminent. “We’re not buying them, but we’re not necessarily saying sell,” Mr. Stack said. He urged investors to rebalance portfolios that have become too heavily weighted in these stocks.
 
A Tightening Federal Reserve
 
Everyone I interviewed agreed that the Fed is the most likely catalyst for the next bear market, but that may still be years away.

“Historically it’s difficult to find a bear market that wasn’t triggered to some extent by the Fed,” Mr. Smead said. “But I don’t think unwinding the long bond position as gradually as they’re going to will have a significant impact. What would have an impact is if the Fed is forced to raise rates faster than everyone anticipates. The Fed has prepared investors for one more rate hike this year. That’s where the potential surprise could come. If we see two or three by year’s end, we’re going to see definite headwinds and maybe a market top of some significance.”
 
Mr. Kelly said the Fed had plenty of room to maneuver before stocks start to be affected. “We just had a once-in-70-year crisis that left very long scars. Businesses basically didn’t invest for eight years. In tightening, the Fed is acknowledging that a monetary policy built on a very fragile economic backdrop is no longer appropriate. But we’re just getting to the point now where people are crawling out of their shells and we’re seeing more normal economic activity.”
 
Mr. Kelly said bull markets typically last another three to four years after such a point in the economic cycle, and can even go another eight or nine. “Bull markets die from excess, not old age,” he said.
 
Mr. Smead agreed. “There’s no question we’re getting closer to normal rates,” he said. “That will be difficult for the stock market when it happens. People will be less willing to be adventurous. But that’s still years away.”
 
Over at InvesTech Research, “we’re still quite bullish,” Mr. Stack said. “We’re not increasing cash reserves. We are rebalancing towards more defensive and out-of-favor sectors, like consumer staples and health care.”
 
‘I Wouldn’t Call It a Trump Rally’
 
“The risks don’t lie with potential charges of obstruction of justice or even impeachment,” Mr. Stack said. “For political mayhem to upset the economic apple cart, it has to irreparably damage confidence at the consumer and business level. So far we don’t see that happening. Consumer confidence and consumer sentiment measures are at 16-year highs, and C.E.O. confidence in April was the highest since 2004.”
 
Nor have investors given up hope that a Republican Congress will still deliver business-friendly corporate tax reform and a pro-growth overhaul of the tax code, despite the president’s troubles.
At the same time, “Trump shouldn’t be looking to the market for vindication,” Mr. Smead said. “I wouldn’t call it a Trump rally. He’s basically riding on the Obama years. “
 
His bottom line: “We don’t pay much attention to politics, and that’s been a good thing.”

          A young Web, a murderer online, early e-bookstores, censorship battles and more: ‘NetWorld’ book now free via PG   
Mark Zuckerberg said this month that Facebook could be at least a partial substitute for churches, Little League and other community organizations. Ouch! Is that what we’ve come to? I love the better side of Facebook, but should one corporation enjoy so much power over our lives? Just how did we get here? If you’re […]
           Facebooks Internet-Drohne beim zweiten Flug sicher gelandet    
Prestige-Projekt Die große «Aquila»-Drohne, die Internet-Zugänge in entlegene Regionen bringen soll, ist ein Prestige-Projekt von Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg. Der erste Flug endete mit einer Bruchlandung - für den zweiten Versuch machte Facebook seine Hausaufgaben. Menlo Park (dpa) - Facebooks Internet-Drohne ist nach der Bruchlandung beim Jungfernflug zum zweiten Mal in die Luft gestiegen. Die «Aquila»-Drohne sei nach 106 Minuten Flug «weich» in der Wüste von Arizona gelandet, schrieb Gründer und Chef Mark Zuckerberg in der Nacht zum Freitag.
          Facebook, de la censura de las fotos de lactancia a la promesa de promoverlas   
Mark Zuckerberg, fundador de la red social, aparece en una foto con una madre amamantando
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          Facebook’s New Mission Is To Build ‘Meaningful’ Communities   

Mark Zuckerberg's answer to fake news? Make Communities Great Again.

The post Facebook’s New Mission Is To Build ‘Meaningful’ Communities appeared first on Social Media Week.


          Facebook Announces Goal to Take Role of Church   

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg just rightly identified a major problem with the Church today: people aren't going. And instead of wanting to reverse that, he wants to capitalize on it. At Facebook's first summit focusing solely on building communities, Zuckerberg said: 

"It's so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter," Zuckerberg said, as LifeSiteNews reports. "That's a lot of people who now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else."

Understanding the human capital of faith-based groups, Zuckerberg told the group of community leaders: "People who go to church are more likely to volunteer and give to charity, not just because they're religious but because they're part of a community."

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Zuckerberg shared his huge goal with the leaders: he wants to take the current number of people, which is 100 million, involved in a "meaningful community" (one that gives a sense of purpose) to one billion. In fact, he said, "We're going to change Facebook's whole mission to take this on." 

"In the next generation, our greatest opportunities and challenges we can only take on together,” Zuckerberg said, “ending poverty, curing disease, stopping climate change, spreading freedom and tolerance, stopping terrorism."

"A church doesn't just come together,” said Zuckerberg. “It has a pastor who cares for the well-being of their congregation, makes sure they have food and shelter. A little league team has a coach who motivates the kids and helps them hit better. Leaders set the culture, inspire us, give us a safety net, and look out for us."

Zuckerberg is understanding that the current growing religion of this generation are the causes he listed above: social issues like poverty, the environment, and tolerance. As a non-Christian, you can't really fault him for identifying the growing trend away from church and shrewdly wanting to fill the void.

But Zuckerberg's remarks and revamped mission statement should be a wakeup call to the Church. We need to find a way to revitalize our community and our faith. Do you agree? Share your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you!


          25 tricky job-interview questions the best companies in America are asking   

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With excellent perks, great pay and benefits, and high job satisfaction, employees at the 50 best companies to work for in America seem to have a good thing going.

But before you start seething with envy, you should see some of the questions they had to answer to get there.

To find these difficult and sometimes odd queries, Business Insider sifted through hundreds of reviews on Glassdoor submitted by people who recently interviewed at these top companies.

And although Google officially did away with its notoriously difficult brainteasers years ago, a few interviewers at Google and plenty more at other companies continue to carry the torch.

If you're thinking of tossing your hat in the ring, be sure to prepare yourself for some real head-scratchers:

'How many pianos are in Poland?' —Boston Consulting Group intern candidate



'If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?' —Google associate account-strategist candidate



'How many Big Macs does McDonald's sell each year in the US?' —Facebook data-scientist candidate



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          Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is ‘the new church’   
Mark Zuckerberg has claimed Facebook is “the new church” and the social network can take on the role that religion once did in giving people a sense of community. The billionaire boss said groups on Facebook could give people a sense they are part of “something bigger than ourselves” akin to a religious congregation. Facebook...
          Facebooks Drohne fliegt jetzt absturzfrei   
Die große Aquila-Drohne, die Internet in entlegene Regionen bringen soll, ist ein Prestige-Projekt von Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg. Der erste Flug endete mit einer Bruchlandung - bei dem zweiten Versuch klappte alles.
          If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world   
Facebook announced this week that 2 billion people — more than one quarter of the world's population — are now active users of the social network Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room 13 years ago. Two decades ago, the notion that billions of humans would be connected by a single product would have been seen as absurd, unless the “product” in […]
          Facebook Hits 2 Billion Monthly Users   
Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook has 2 billion monthly users. The company is feeling both appreciation and a sense of responsibility.
          Penalizará Facebook enlaces de baja calidad para evitar desinformación   

Facebook anunció hoy que penalizará los enlaces de baja calidad que se comparten con una frecuencia inusualmente alta en la red social, considerados "spam", para reducir su influencia en los hilos de noticias de los usuarios y evitar la desinformación.

Según explicó en el blog corporativo el responsable del muro ("News Feed") de Facebook, Adam Mosseri, la actualización va dirigida a un "minúsculo grupo de gente" que comparte rutinariamente "enormes cantidades de posts al día".

"Nuestra investigación muestra que los enlaces que comparten suelen incluir contenido de baja calidad como 'clickbait' (cebo de clicks), sensacionalismo y desinformación", apuntó Mosseri.

Como resultado, Facebook "reducirá la prioridad" de estos enlaces que los "spammers" comparten con más frecuencia que otros usuarios para mantener el carácter informativo de sus muros.

La penalización afectará solo a los enlaces, que pueden ser por ejemplo artículos, pero no a dominios, páginas, vídeos, fotos, actualizaciones de localización o de estado, desgranó el directivo.

Según el portal de tecnología Recode, el cambio en el algoritmo afectará a los artículos compartidos más de 50 veces al día por este tipo de usuarios, que la compañía no considera sean robots.

"Esos enlaces son desproporcionadamente problemáticos (...). Es una de las señales más firmes que hemos encontrado para identificar una amplia gama de contenido problemático", añadió Mosseri en declaraciones a este medio.

El directivo destacó que uno de los valores cruciales que rigen la gestión del muro de Facebook es que este sea "informativo".

"Dando pasos como este para mejorar el muro, seremos capaces de sacar a la superficie más historias que la gente considere informativas y reduciremos la propagación de enlaces problemáticos como 'clickbait, sensacionalismo y desinformación", subrayó.

Este jueves, Facebook anunció también que haría cambios en el muro de la red social para que los usuarios vean más actualizaciones de sus amigos y familia, en línea con el objetivo de creación de comunidad que defiende su fundador, Mark Zuckerberg.


          WhatsApp Recall ecco come funzionerà   
WhatsApp pubblica sulle FAQ del suo sito un post su WhatsApp Recall, la funzione per eliminare i messaggi inviati. (CCM) — WhatsApp Recall è ormai prossimo al rilascio. A confermarlo questa volta sarebbe proprio l’app di messaggistica istantanea acquistata dal gruppo di Mark Zuckerberg nel 2014, tramite la pubblicazione sul proprio sito ufficiale, nella sezione FAQ (Frequently Asked Question),
          WhatsApp potrà inviare ogni tipo di file   
WhatsApp, con i prossimi aggiornamenti per Android, iOS, PC e Mac, sarà in grado di inviare tutti i tipi di file. (CCM) — Grandi novità in arrivo per gli utenti WhatsApp. La popolare applicazione di messaggistica istantanea acquisita da Mark Zuckerberg nel 2014, sarà dotata del supporto per l’invio di qualsiasi tipo di file, senza che questo venga compresso dall’applicazione e ne risenta in
          Facebook Live sottotitoli nelle dirette   
Facebook Live supporterà i sottotitoli nelle dirette streaming per rendere accessibile a tutti i contenuti video. (CCM) — Facebook Live è uno dei servizi più popolari sul social network creato da Mark Zuckerberg. Le dirette su Facebook sono infatti in grande ascesa e vengono utilizzate per diversi scopi, come interviste, video streaming di concerti o eventi particolari, comizi elettorali, ecc.
          Quelques dessous du e-G8   
Le e-G8 s’est terminé mercredi 25 mai 2011 après deux journées de conférences introduites par Nicolas Sarkozy et conclues par Mark Zuckerberg de Facebook. J’ai participé au premier jour de la conférence et y ai notamment fait un grand nombre de photos (toujours en Creative Commons) pour capter l’atmosphère et aussi enrichir mon portfolio de […]
          Why Mark Zuckerberg Will Never Be My Pastor   
In light of Mark Zuckerberg’s comments that Facebook can act like kind of a church, over at Christian Today, I have an article on Why Mark Zuckerberg will never be my pastor: I love my Facebook account. It is a great way to catch up with friends and connect with my former students. But I’m just [Read More...]
          Former Atheist Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook To Become More Like A ‘Church’ To Bring World ‘Closer Together’   
InvestmentWatchBlog Former Atheist Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook To Become More Like A ‘Church’ To Bring World ‘Closer Together’ BY IWB · JUNE 28, 2017 by Geoffrey Grider MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS HE WANTS FACEBOOK USERS TO START PLAYING A SIMILAR ROLE TO PASTORS IN CHURCHES. HE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A NEW MISSION FOR THE SOCIAL NETWORK, WHICH IS SET TO FOCUS ON GROWING […]
          Así es como Mark Zuckerberg se cuida de los hackers   
Según un informe, existen 73.000 webcams conectadas a internet que tienen contraseñas débiles y por ende hackeables.
          Ky është mision i ri i Facebook   
Facebook ka një mision të ri për 10-vjeçarin e ardhshëm: duke u dhënë njerëzve fuqinë të krijojnë komunitete dhe për ta bërë botën më të bashkuar. Kështu ka theksuar numri një i kompanisë, Mark Zuckerberg në Çikago, në samitin e parë të Facebook, dedikuar Grupeve dhe komunitetit të tij online. Një funksion, ai i grupeve, […]
          Come personalizzare l'indirizzo URL di Facebook   
Pubblicata da tecnowiz
Girando su Facebook hai notato che certi utenti hanno un indirizzo URL del tipo http://www.facebook.com/suonome mentre il tuo è composto da un ID e dei numeri del tipo https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234567890 come mai questo ? Semplice quando ti registri al Social Network di Zuckerberg ti viene assegnato un numero ID casuale. Che comunque puoi cambiare quando vuoi e trasformare URL di Facebook per esempio in http://www.facebook.com/tuonome, se non sai come fare ecco la guida.

Dettagli e commenti su ZicZac: "Come personalizzare l'indirizzo URL di Facebook"
Fonte: tecnowiz.net
          How Zuckerberg Stole WhatsApp While WeChat’s Boss Was Sick   
Facebook has surpassed 2-billion active users. Officially, the social media is also used by 27% of the entire planet Earth. Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a letter of congratulations to Facebook users, thanking them for using his product. While it took 8 years – from 2004 until October 2012 – to reach the first billion […]
          Facebook Capai 2 Miliar Pengguna Bulanan Aktif   
RAKYATKU.COM - Lebih dari seperempat populasi dunia sekarang telah menggunakan Facebook. Setelah 13 tahun, sosial media ciptaan Mark Zuckerberg sekarang telah digunakan oleh dua miliar pengguna bulanan…
          How Would You Feel If Facebook Ended the Ban on Sex Offenders?   
A recent Supreme Court decision found that laws barring access to social media sites is unconstitutional. So now, the National Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws has contacted Mark Zuckerberg, and issued a press release, calling for Facebook to end its ban on Sex Offenders. How do you feel about this? Continue reading…
          Facebook Crosses 2 Million Users   

From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English.

San Fransisco- 2 billion people are regularly using Facebook, the world’s largest social media network. . Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg …

continue reading Facebook Crosses 2 Million Users


          Nach Crash: Facebooks Internet-Drohne sicher gelandet   
Die große "Aquila"-Drohne, die Internet-Zugänge in entlegene Regionen bringen soll, ist ein Prestige-Projekt von Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg. Der erste Flug endete mit einer Bruchlandung - für den zweiten Versuch machte Facebook seine Hausaufgaben.
          Facebook declares war on spammy link sharers   
Facebook plans to fight fake news and spam sites by filtering out chronic over-sharers, who – so the social network’s research suggest – routinely end up filling your wall with clickbait. It’s the latest in the company’s attempts to cut down on the sort of often-baseless sensationalism that was particularly highlighted as a problem in the run-up to the US … Continue reading
          W+K Amsterdam debuts for Instagram with international ‘Stories Are Everywhere’ campaign   
Back in 2012 most of the world thought Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg had lost his marbles when he agreed to pay $1bn for Instagram, which then had no revenue. Facebook shareholders did too because the actual price was $715m as the stock fell. Now Instagram is a big leg of Zuckerberg’s bid to control the online ...
          Zuckerberg Calls Immigration Major 'Civil Rights Issue'   
The Facebook CEO believes there are many misconceptions about undocumented immigrants and is continuing his fight for immigration reform. tags: civil_rightscivil_rights_issuefacebookmarissa_mayermark_zuckerbergmicrosoftsteve_ballmerZuckerberg Calls Immigration Major 'Civil Rights Issue'
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          Zuckerberg Calls Immigration Major 'Civil Rights Issue&#...   
The Facebook CEO believes there are many misconceptions about undocumented immigrants and is continuing his fight for immigration reform. tags: civil_rightscivil_rights_issuefacebookmarissa_mayermark_zuckerbergmicrosoftsteve_ballmerZuckerberg Calls Immigration Major 'Civil Rights Issue&#...
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          Belum Puas, Mark Zuckerberg Ungkap Misi FB di Kehidupan yang Akan Datang!   
Copyright©Biography.comLintas.co.id – Pada saat ditanya mengenai pencapaian dan juga kinginannya, CEO Facebook (FB) Mark Zuckerberg ingin membuat media sosial yang didirikannya itu semakin membuat dunia terbuka dan terhubung.BACA JUGA : Blusukan AS, Bos FB Mark Zuckerberg Siap-Siap Maju Jadi Capres 2020?Hal itu terkesan sangat aneh mengingat sekarang ini FB sudah memiliki lebih dari 2 miliar […]
          Costumi minimal: sono la tendenza dell’estate 2017. Ecco dove trovarli (da 9,99€)   
L’armadio fa sempre più spazio a capi basic, semplici, minimal, con maggiore attenzione a tessuti e texture che esaltino i colori di una palette che esclude le tinte forti in favore di quelle più raffinate e delicate: verde oliva, salvia, senape si aggiungono ai colori più classici. E questa tendenza ha influenzato anche la moda mare con una maggiore ricerca dell’essenzialità, della semplicità. Sarà perché i colori delicati, l’assenza di fantasie chiassose, mantiene la mentre più sgombra e infonde serenità. Sarà che Zuckerberg ha deciso di comprare solo capi basic per perdere meno tempo la mattina a scegliere cosa indossare e stiamo cercando di assimilare il consiglio, ma con l’arrivo dell’estate, la tendenza del minimal ha contagiato anche la i costumi da bagnoe. Oltre a COS e & Other Stories, già noti per lo stile minimal, anche H&M ed altri marchi low cost hanno incluso opzioni che mirano più al tessuto che al pattern e promuovo le linee semplici e pulite, senza ferretti, senza imbottiture (per chi vuole mostrare al mare il proprio corpo e non quello di qualcun altro). COS Smooth Bikini nero (top 25€, bottom 19€) – COS Smooth Bikini salvia (top 19€, bottom 19€) Sono molto intrigata dai costumi in velluto, mi chiedo però come reagisca […]
          Facebook chega a 2 bilhões de usuários no mundo   




Rede social também revelou que mais de 800 milhões de pessoas "curtem" algum conteúdo na plataforma todos os dias

O Facebook anunciou nesta terça-feira, 27/6, que atingiu a marca de 2 bilhões de usuários pelo mundo. O número significativo chega quase cinco anos após a plataforma alcançar 1 bilhão de usuários mensais, em 2012.

“Estamos fazendo progresso em conectar o mundo, e agora vamos tornar o mundo mais próximo. É uma honra fazer parte desta jornada com vocês”, afirmou o CEO da rede social, Mark Zuckerberg, em um post sobre a marca histórica.

Além disso, o Facebook revelou alguns outros números que chamam a atenção sobre a sua comunidade de usuários, como o fato de que a reação “amei” (coração) é usada por mais de 175 milhões de pessoas ao dia. A plataforma também informou que, em média, mais de 800 milhões de usuários “curtem” algum conteúdo no Facebook diariamente.

Para comemorar a marca de 2 bilhões de usuários, o Facebook lançou um vídeo personalizado “O Bem Se Soma” – saiba mais em:facebook.com/goodaddsup.


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          Facebook Will Report Over 2 Billion Users With Its Second-Quarter Earnings   
Mark Zuckerberg announced another milestone for Facebook NASDAQ FB this week 2 billion different users logged into Facebook in the last month It shouldn t be too much of a surprise that Facebook reached 2 billion users it reported 1 94 billion at the end of the first quarter
          Boys of Tech 362: Philanthropic adventure   
BBC experiment with personalised movies, Zuckerberg to give away 99% of his Facebook shares, Christmas tree lights could be interfering with your wireless connection, crowdsourcing the hunt for African fossils.
          Jason Kottke: Mark Zuckerberg isn’t running for President; DIY abortions on the rise   
Another interesting post by Kottke. And another: “Google search data shows “a crisis of self-induced abortions”Filed under: Business, Politics
          Facebookeria nivelul Pack - Facebook joc   
Facebookeria nivelul Pack este continuarea de joc de fizica Facebookeria, este diferit de Facebookeria jucători ambalaj. Misiunea ta este de a trage mark zuckerberg şi feed lacomi capitalists cu ambitie si bani.
          Did Mark Zuckerberg steal Whatsapp while his rival was having surgery?   
The $19 billion deal was apparently fleshed out over a dinner meeting. It is not clear whether Zuckerberg knew about Ma's plans or surgery.
     
 
 

          Comment on Reflection: Don’t lose sight of the things that matter most… by Strive Masiyiwa   
Zaheer writes, I have been following Mark Zuckerberg's tour of America..... would you please partake in a similar tour of Africa's different ethnic groups. My reply, As I promised last year, I'm planning to do "Town Hall" type meetings in as many African countries as I can talking to young entrepreneurs (including social entrepreneurs). I did a great meeting in Rwanda a few weeks ago. My next meeting will in Tanzania (mid July). I'm also scheduled to do Ivory Coast, and Togo. I give will more details closer to the time.
          ¿Facebook se copió de Snapchat o ya lo tenían pensado?   

Zuckerberg anunció en esta semana nuevas mejoras para los perfiles (en móviles principalmente) en cuanto a como presentarte ante el […]

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          Testflug von "Aquila" - Facebooks Internet-Drohne beim zweiten Flug sicher gelandet   
Facebooks Internet-Drohne ist nach der Bruchlandung beim Jungfernflug zum zweiten Mal in die Luft gestiegen. Die "Aquila"-Drohne sei nach 106 Minuten Flug „weich“ in der Wüste von Arizona gelandet, schrieb Gründer und Chef Mark Zuckerberg in der Nacht zum Freitag.
          Facebook reaches 2 billion MAU milestone, "let's bring the world closer together," says Mark Zuckerberg   
Facebook leads the number of logged in users compared to YouTube’s 1.5 billion and Twitter’s 328 million as it crosses the billion monthly active user (MAU) milestone in 13 years
          Facebook lanzará una serie de producción propia   

Facebook, la compañía liderada por Mark Zuckerberg se ha subido al carro de las series en streaming ya que se ha dado a conocer que estrenará su primera serie de producción propia este mismo año. Y es que a finales de verano estrenará la serie sobre relaciones sentimentales Strangers, aunque no se quedará ahí, sino

La entrada Facebook lanzará una serie de producción propia aparece primero en Todostartups.


          Mark Zuckerberg-in hamıya məsləhət gördüyü 23 kitab   
Facebook-un banisi Mark Zuckerberg-in əsas missiyası planet insanları arasında bağlar qurmaqdır. Bu səbədən də o Facebook-un bazasında kitab klubu yaradıb. Bundan başqa biznesmen müxtəlif mədəniyyətləri təmsil edən insanlar üçün din, tarix, texnologiyalar barədə dəyərli kitabların siyahısını tərtib edib. Marka adlı qızının dünyaya gəlməsi hər iki həftədə bir kitabı oxuyub başa vurmaq hədəfinin əldə edilməsində mane olsa da, Kitab Qiraəti Klubunun bir ilində...
          Top 7 Risks in Cloud Migrations and Mitigation Strategies   

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk…In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg The Cloud is here to stay. The Cisco Global cloud index forecast 2015-20, forecasts that by 2020, 92 percent of workloads will be processed by […]

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          Mark Zuckerberg among Facebook users mistakenly declared ‘dead’   

San Francisco: Facebook accidentally declared its founder Mark Zuckerberg and many other users dead on Friday, acknowledging after fixing the problem that it had committed a “terrible error.” “For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialised profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts,” a Facebook spokesperson told AFP. “This was a terrible error […]

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          Ofcom's social networking report   
There have been many developments in social networks recently. It all started with the likes of Friendster and Friends Reunited. Now we have Facebook and many more people hoping to mimic or eclipse the success of Facebook's creator, Mark Zuckerberg. The positives and negatives of this variety of website were looked at in Ofcom's recent report called Social Networking: A quantitative and qualitative research report into attitudes, behaviours and use. This blog post is an analysis of that report.

What were the objectives?
  • to set social networking sites in the wider media literacy, online and communications context
  • to profile the use of sites
  • to understand people’s use of sites
  • to investigate concerns about privacy and safety
Looking at these makes me think that Ofcom didn't make any large assumptions before conducting the research. They will also be looking into one of the most important issues that has been talked about recently - security, which makes the report relevant. One concern I do have is that they are using significance testing. There is an argument against this as it can require a lot of benefit for very little benefit. You could quite easily create this report and ignore statistical signifcance.

Research methodologies
This is an area of the report where I have major concerns. It is absolutely vital to get the methodology right. If you don't, there's a risk of the data being misinterpreted and it being unrepresentative. This social networking report makes use of multiple methodologies.

The work that was done especially for this report has a sample size that is far too small (52). That means that the outcomes are likely to be unrepresentative of the UK's opinion. There is also an unfair weighting given to the users of social networks (39 of of that 52 are users). It would be much better if the ratio was 1:1. People who have used social networks before also had to complete a small task beforehand. We have no idea of what that task was, or if there was a time limit. Another thing is that we don't know if the experience of those who are users is equal. Finally, the observation is done using pairs, groups of three and groups of four. I see no point in having anything other than the pairs.

For complete descriptions of the methodologies in the other sources, look at Annex 1 of the report. Here are some of the problems I have with those sources:
  • In the report Ofcom Media Literacy Adult Audit research, they class adults as 16+, which is completely wrong of courses and means that an inappropriate group of people are used in the results. The sample size is bigger (2905), but it's not necessarily representative. There is also no specifics of the weightings used on the old census data and we don't know the diversity of the sample.
  • In the Ofcom Communications Tracking Survey, adults are incorrectly defined as 15+ and we don't know the specific of the weighting system that they state is used to make the data representative.
  • The Ofcom Young People and Media Tracking Survey is used, but we aren't told about the weighting and data is used from 2001 (the census).
  • Third party research is also used and I don't know about the methdologoies used there. I wonder if they're up to standard!
Engaging with social networks
This section looks at internet usage and rules imposed regarding the use of social networking. It therefore means that the reader will have a better idea about how popular social networking is at what it's limits are.

An early part of this section uses this article as a reference. The article is about Trasport for London stopping it's employees from using Facebook.
"UK users spend an average three hours 11 minutes on the site each month, according to data from web monitoring firm comScore, slightly lower than the global average of three hours 41 minutes."
This might be true, but what if the employees complete their work to the required standard, despite their usage of the site. 11 minutes isn't a lot. Also, how much of that 11 minutes of use was during work hours? You also have to remember that this decision was based on "concerns", rather than 'evidence'.

It's interesting that the people who noted this used F.W. Taylor's Scientific Management model. That's the one that states money is the most important thing and determines whether an employee works hard. Elton Mayo performed the more recent Hawthorne Studies and found it's not necessarily the most important factor. He found that a pleasant work environment that has the occasional break is important to. Maslow discovered (using his hierarchy of needs research) that both structure and socialising are crucial. Surely these two studies prove that employees shouldn't be banned from using social networks and providing that they don't use them 24 hours a day, that break from work could actally improve overall performance.

Other rules are generally imposed on children as some parents feel that too much internet usage can have negative effects. Section 4.6 of the report states that rules include not being allowed to meet someone in person after you have befriended them online and revealing personal details. I can understand the one about befriending people online though because some children may not realise that some of those people could be paedophiles.

Attitudes and usage of social networks
Sections 5 and 6 concentrate on these areas. Section 5 focuses on the types of people who use social networks and the reasone why some sections of the public don't use them. Apparently, the categories that the users tend to fall into include "Alpha socialisers" (those who like making new friends at every opportunity), "Attention seekers", "Followers", "Faithfuls" (those use use the sites to strengthen existing relationships) and "Functionals" (these are the people who use a site for a specific purpose, such as finding out information about a potential employee, or looking at upcoming events for a local band).

The report states that those who don't use social networks are people who think they're a "waste of time", think there are too many security issues or are people who don't have enough IT expertise. This information is both interesting and useful.

The report mentions that these benefits include being "a tool to build confidence", "an easy way to link up with old friends" and being "an efficient way to manage existing relationships". It also points out some negatives though. For instance:
"Some younger respondents who were committed users of these sites reported using them ‘to get back at people they had fallen out with’, by posting rude or abusive message on their sites or even going so far as to set up a fake site in the person’s name and posting obscene messages about them."
I don't think that section 6 tells society anything new at all - it simply confirms what we already know.

Privacy and safety
Section 7.3 of the report lists the following risks:
  • Leaving the privacy settings ‘open’ as default
  • Giving out personal information
  • Posting personal photographs
  • Becoming online friends with people they did not know
  • Meeting people they didn’t know
The report (correctly) states that these problems often arise due to a lack of expertise, lack of reasoned judgement or a feeling of invincibility (particularly relevant with young children and teenagers). It is also true that registration procedures for some websites are totally ineffective. For instance, without an image of a randomised code for the user to enter during the signup process, it easy easy for 'bots' to enter a site. It is also easy to work out what birth dates would mean you are above the minimum age to use a social network.

However, not everything is the fault of the social network. Many make great efforts to provide help systems, technical support and customisable privacy settings. It's up to the users to take notice of these before they consider using a service - it's common sense.

Conclusion
This report gives the reader plenty of interesting information in a well structured document. There are plenty of fairly useful facts and statistics, but I don't think it tells us many new things (e.g. we already know there are privacy concerns). I am also really worried that they haven't taken care with the research methodologies, which risks making a lot of the work useless.

So, what do you think?

Technorati tags: Social Networking, Ofcom, Internet, Privacy
          Ein Viertel der Menschheit: Facebook knackt 2-Milliarden-Grenze   

Ob Mark Zuckerberg manchmal zurückdenkt, an die Zeiten in seinem Studentenzimmer, als Facebook eine fixe Idee war, ein kleines Projekt? Heute verkündet das Netzwerk einen neuen Meilenstein – und gibt weitere Zahlen aus. 2 Milliarden. Das ist mehr als ein Viertel der Menschheit (ca. 7,47 Mrd.). So viele Nutzer tummeln sich mindestens einmal im Monat […]

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          Ep 235 – Zuckerberg and Boehner   

Mark Zuckerberg is on the chopping block. Being a social media entrepreneur does not make you an economist. His ideas about a “basic income” mean that he doesn’t understand basic economics. Zuckerberg mistakenly falls into one of the most common economic traps – that of seeing the immediate, and neglecting to take into account the […]

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          Chatear y pagar sin salir de Facebook Messenger: los bots soportarán pagos integrados    

Bot pago Facebook Messenger

Parece que poco a poco nos vamos dirigiendo a un futuro sin efectivo basado en el pago electrónico, con el móvil perfilándose como protagonista. Samsung Pay, LG Pay, Apple Pay, Android Pay... Y ¿Facebook Messenger Pay? Quizás en un futuro, pero lo que sí afirmaron desde la compañía es que los bots de la app de mensajería soportarán pagos integrados desde la misma.

Ésta es una de las novedades que se dieron a conocer ayer en las charlas de TechCrunch Disrupt (en San Francisco) dentro de la versión v2.1 de plataforma que anunciaban también en su blog ayer. Y para llevarlo a cabo han buscado amigos del sector, como PayPal, Visa, Master Card, American Express y otros servicios de pago electrónico.

Pagar desde el mismo chat

Después de los de Telegram, Skype y alguna otra app, a Facebook Messenger llegaron los bots en abril de este 2016. Una flota que no hizo más que crecer en variedad y en número, llegando a los 11.000 sólo tres meses después, aunque tras probarlos vimos que había bastante trabajo por hacer.

Los usuarios podrán realizar transacciones electrónicas sin salir de Facebook Messenger

Así, dentro de esta evolución ahora han creído conveniente cubrir algo que como decíamos está en plena expansión: el pago móvil. De este modo, según explicaba David Marcus (vicepresidente de Facebook, a la cabeza de Facebook Messenger y ex-presidente de PayPal), los bots soportarían pagos integrados desde la app, de modo que los usuarios podrán realizar transacciones electrónicas sin salir de Facebook Messenger.

Es decir, la app permitirá realizar pagos dentro del mismo chat, sin que tengamos que salir para recurrir al servicio que prefiramos (siempre que sea uno de los colaboradores, claro). Y para ello los datos de la tarjeta o tarjetas de crédito tendrán que estar almacenados en el servicio.

Facebook Messenger, de paltaforma a ecosistema

Marcus además actualizó los números que os mostrábamos en julio. La app ahora cuenta con una flota de 30.000 bots tras los cuales hay una comunidad con un total de 34.000 desarrolladores. Es decir, casi 20.000 bots más en apenas dos meses, un crecimiento que de ser efectivo en la práctica (es decir, que la experiencia sea mejor de lo que en un principio vimos) se acercaría bastante a lo que hemos visto en WeChat, que está lejos de ser sólo un chat desde hace tiempo.

Mark Zuckerberg

Así, Facebook Messenger, que empezó con un servicio auxiliar dentro de la red social de Facebook, pasó a ser app independiente y se ha ido complementando para consolidarse como otra de las plataformas del imperio de Zuckerberg. Buscan, según las palabras del vicepresidente, "reunir todas las experiencias móviles" con el fin de no hablar de una app o un servicio, sino de todo un ecosistema que atraiga tanto a usuarios como a desarrolladores.

Vía | TechCrunch
En Xataka Móvil | WhatsApp y Facebook Messenger: un mismo dueño, distintos caminos y millones de usuarios


          Facebook has problems- Zuckerberg spammed   
Online- Educa Berlin tends to be one or two years behind the research in Technology Enhanced Learning. But it is a great indicator of what technologies and ideas are mainstreaming. This year there is little or no discussion of Virtual Learning Environments: all the talk is of the use of social software for learning. And […]
          Discurso de Zuckerberg en Harvard   
En las noticias (Harvard Gazette): “Dejó la universidad para perseguir un sueño y volvió 12 años después como líder de una compañía que cambió el mundo. Su meta ahora, dice, es hacer de ese mundo un lugar mejor para vivir, trabajar, reír, amar y conectar y, alentar a otros para que hagan lo mismo. “‘Hoy […]
          Tu che utente Facebook sei?   
Da quando il giovane Mark Zuckerberg lo ha concepito come strumento per mantenere in contatto ex compagni di classe, Facebook ne ha fatta tanta di strada, fino ad arrivare ad essere più utilizzato perfino di Google o della posta elettronica. Nel tempo il social network si è evoluto, aggiungendo nuove funzionalità ed offrendosi agli utilizzi [...]
          Taxpayer Dollars for Bill Gates' Charitable Impulses   

David Callahan had an interesting NYT column on the philanthropical efforts of the latest cohort of the newly rich. The piece makes the important point that people like Bill Gates, the Walton family, and Mark Zuckerberg often use their givings to push their specific political agenda. As Callahan points out, these contributions involve a large amount of taxpayer dollars, these very rich people are getting their taxes reduced by roughly 40 cents for every dollar they give. This means, in effect, that Gates, the Waltons, Zuckerberg and the rest are effectively getting taxpayers to put up a large amount of money to support their political agenda in important areas of public policy.

There are a couple of additional points worth adding on this issue. First, these charitable efforts likely have advanced these billionaires in their efforts to get ever richer. This is especially likely to be the case with Bill Gates where efforts to establish himself as a great humanitarian likely discouraged efforts to take more actions against his company's near monopoly in the computer operating system market. (Also, a program officer in the Gates Foundation once once told me that they would not support any work questioning the usefulness of patent support for drug research because of Gates' dependence on intellectual property protections.) 

The other point is that the foundations themselves help to contribute to inequality with the outsized paychecks given to their top executives. It is common for these people to get salaries at or above $1 million a year. (This is discussed in chapter 6 of Riggged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Have Been Structured to Make the Rich Richer [it's free.])

It would be possible to require that philanthropies limit pay in order to qualify for tax-deductible status. The president of the United States earns $400,000 a year. (This doesn't count the special deals for his businesses that Donald Trump gets from those seeking favors.) Many highly talented people compete vigorously for this job. Charitable foundations should be able to find qualified people for the same pay. If not, then they are probably not the sort of organization that deserves the public's support.

Limiting pay for the top executives at institutions receiving taxpayer subsidies, which would include presidents of universities and non-profit hospitals, should help put downward pressure for pay at the top more generally, leaving more money for everyone else.


          Menemukan Mentor   
Menemukan Mentor
AS Laksana  ;   Cerpenis; Lahir di Semarang dan tinggal di Jakarta
                                                        JAWA POS, 19 Juni 2017




                                                           
DI dalam cerita-cerita yang kita nikmati, baik melalui film maupun novel, sering ada figur yang sangat penting perannya bagi tokoh utama. Sosok penting itu ialah tokoh di dalam cerita yang menjalankan fungsi mentor. Ia hadir untuk mendewasakan tokoh utama, menjadikannya cukup tangguh untuk menghadapi hambatan terbesarnya nanti, membuatnya mampu mewujudkan mimpi atau membuat perubahan atau meraih apa yang ia inginkan.

Pendekar pada film kungfu menemukan mentor, mungkin dalam wujud orang tua sinting atau pendekar yang bertabiat angin-anginan, saat ia mengalami kesulitan untuk mengalahkan pendekar paling jahat yang harus ia berantas. Tanpa pertemuan dengan mentor semacam itu, ia tidak akan menjadi sosok baru yang mampu menundukkan lawan paling tangguh.

Pemain sepak bola, pemain bulu tangkis, dan para olahragawan memiliki pelatih, mentor pertama mereka, yang membekali calon-calon juara itu dengan kecakapan yang memadai untuk bertarung dalam setiap kompetisi, untuk mendapatkan tempat terbaik di lapangan yang mereka geluti. Selanjutnya, mungkin mereka akan menemukan mentor-mentor baru –yang memberi mereka inspirasi untuk menjadi yang terbaik atau yang mendorong mereka melangkah jauh melampaui zona nyaman.

Setiap mentor yang baik selalu akan mendorong Anda keluar dari zona nyaman, menikmati pengalaman baru, dan mendapatkan kecakapan baru untuk mengatasi situasi yang lebih rumit. Ia akan menempa Anda, seperti seorang pandai besi menempa besi-besi batangan menjadi kapak atau pedang atau sabit. Ia bisa menjadikan Anda lebih tajam dan siap menjalankan fungsi dalam cara yang mungkin tidak pernah Anda pikirkan saat Anda terus berkubang di zona nyaman Anda.

Aleksander Agung memiliki mentor bernama Aristoteles. Aristoteles memiliki mentor Plato. Plato memiliki mentor Sokrates. Oprah Winfrey menemukan mentor yang hingga sekarang selalu ia junjung dengan rasa hormat, ialah penyair Maya Angelou. ”Ia menemani dan membimbing saya menjalani masa-masa yang sangat penting dalam hidup,” katanya.

Mark Zuckerberg menjadikan Steve Jobs sebagai salah seorang mentornya. Ketika Steve meninggal pada 2011, Mark menulis di halaman Facebook-nya: ’’Steve, terima kasih sudah menjadi mentor dan sahabat saya. Terima kasih sudah menunjukkan bahwa apa yang kau bangun bisa mengubah dunia.’’

Hemingway memiliki banyak mentor yang membimbingnya menjadi penulis besar. Pulang dari Italia setelah menyelesaikan urusannya sebagai sopir ambulans pada Perang Dunia I, Hemingway kembali menjalankan pekerjaannya sebagai wartawan. Namun, itu bukan pekerjaan yang ia ingin jalani seumur hidup; ia kemudian memutuskan menjadi penulis. Yang ia pikirkan kali pertama adalah mencari penulis yang bisa ia jadikan mentor. Maka, ia pergi ke Chicago mengunjungi Sherwood Anderson, penulis paling populer di Amerika pada masa itu, dan menanyakan apa yang harus ia lakukan untuk menjadi penulis.

”Pergilah ke Paris,” kata Anderson. ’’Orang-orang paling menarik di dunia ini berkumpul di sana.’’

Ia berangkat ke Paris menuruti saran tersebut, berguru kepada ’’orang-orang paling menarik” yang ia temui di sana, dan selanjutnya mengubah diri dari seorang wartawan muda menjadi ”Papa” –salah satu penulis paling berpengaruh di abad ke-20.

Semasa SMA, saya terpukau pada semua cerpen dalam kumpulan cerita Orang-Orang Bloomington dan ingin sekali berjumpa dengan penulisnya (Budi Darma), membungkukkan badan serendah-rendahnya, dan jika perlu menangis sesenggukan agar diangkat sebagai muridnya. Hal serupa saya ingin lakukan terhadap Umar Kayam setelah saya membaca Sri Sumarah dan Bawuk.

Kadang-kadang saya melamun tengah malam dan membayangkan bercakap-cakap dengan Budi Darma, kadang-kadang membayangkan bercakap-cakap dengan Umar Kayam. Setiap kali menemukan tulisan mereka di koran atau majalah, saya sangat bahagia, seperti berjumpa dengan kakek pencerita yang saya tunggu-tunggu.

Saya tidak memiliki keberanian seperti Hemingway terhadap Anderson untuk menemui kedua penulis yang saya kagumi dan menanyakan apa yang harus saya lakukan agar bisa menjadi penulis yang bagus. Saya hanya pernah menanyakan sekali kepada Pramudya Ananta Toer ketika bertemu dengannya untuk melakukan wawancara dan ia menjawab, ”Ya, menulis saja.” Itu jawaban yang nantinya kerap saya dengar dari orang-orang lain, ’’Kalau mau jadi penulis, ya menulis saja.’’

Saya yakin saran itu, jika dituruti, akan menghasilkan penulis yang rajin menulis, dengan karya yang kurang lebih begitu-begitu saja, tetapi memiliki kepercayaan diri yang menjulang. Dan, para penulis yang biasa-biasa saja akan menularkan ajaran ”ya menulis saja” itu kepada orang-orang di bawahnya yang ingin menjadi penulis.

Sekarang, dengan beberapa helai rambut yang sudah berubah menjadi uban, saya merasakan dorongan tak terkendali untuk memiliki mentor. Saya ingin berguru kepada semua penulis yang saya kagumi karya-karyanya. Saya ingin berguru kepada Kafka, kepada Borges, Hemingway, Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jaroslav Hasek, Dostoevsky, Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck. Namun, semua sudah meninggal. Orang-orang yang saya inginkan sebagai mentor semuanya sudah tidak lagi menjadi penduduk bumi.

Untung, mereka meninggalkan karya-karya bagus. Jika kangen kepada mereka, saya bisa membaca buku-buku mereka dan membayangkan sedang mendengar mereka mendongeng.

          Discurso de Zuckerberg en Harvard   
En las noticias (Harvard Gazette): “Dejó la universidad para perseguir un sueño y volvió 12 años después como líder de una compañía que cambió el mundo. Su meta ahora, dice, es hacer de ese mundo un lugar mejor para vivir, trabajar, reír, amar y conectar y, alentar a otros para que hagan lo mismo. “‘Hoy […]
          Facebook Marketplace: Compre e Venda Produtos   

Você é usuário ou conhece plataformas como o Mercado Livre, a OLX e o Enjoei? Então, saiba que o Facebook agora também tem sua plataforma para comércio de produtos usados. E neste vídeo o nosso CEO, Fábio Ricotta, conta mais sobre esse lançamento da rede social do Mark Zuckerberg. Dê o play para conhecer o... Confira »

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          Mark Zuckerberg is still the only one using Facebook Stories and he really likes Iowa   
Everyone's best friend, Mark Zuckerberg, has a new Facebook story and he's having a great time in Iowa.  Zuckerberg used Facebook stories—that product Facebook introduced to add onto Instagram Stories but that hasn't quite caught on yet—to document his trip midwest. The Facebook CEO ...
          Facebook Hopes To 'Bring The World Closer Together'   
Facebook has updated its mission statement to reflect Mark Zuckerberg’s wish for the social media platform to be a revolutionary force for good. At Facebook’s first ever Community Summit, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech where he outlined his wish for Facebook to be ...
          Facebook's Zuckerberg Returns To Harvard   
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on Facebook. Zuckerberg, 33, follows another famous Harvard dropout, Bill Gates, who spoke before its graduates a decade ago. Steve Jobs, who dropped out of Reed College ...
          Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Attempt To Make The World A Better Place   
By now, everyone knows Mark Zuckerberg's origin story. If you don't, watch The Social Network immediately. It's worth your time, if for nothing other than Trent Reznor's dark, brooding soundtrack and Jesse Eisenberg's pithy one-liners. If committing to 120 minutes is too much here's the short ...
          Vergüenza: Confirman que Facebook permitirá hacer publicaciones en las que se niegue el Holocausto   







Confirman que Facebook permitirá hacer publicaciones en las que se niegue la Shoa


La Directora de Política de Facebook en Israel, Jordana Cutler, manifestó que el gigante informático no impedirá la publicación de posteos que nieguen el Holocausto en todos aquellos países donde la negación de la Shoá no está penada por la ley.
En una carta enviada por Cutler al presidente de la comisión de ciencia y tecnología del parlamento israelí, Uri Macleb, escribió: “Nosotros reconocemos que la negación del holocausto es ilegal en Israel, por lo tanto bloqueamos el acceso de esos contenidos a ser publicados en Israel en el instante que se nos informa de ello”.

“Además de Israel, nosotros bloqueamos el acceso a ese tipo de contenido en países adicionales donde la negación del holocausto está en contra de la ley y en los países donde nos exigieron hacerlo por los respectivos gobiernos”, agregó.

“Aun así, en otros países, la negación del holocausto quedará en la plataforma, a pesar de que se trate de contenido preocupante”, concluyó Cutler.

Fuente: Radio Jai

           Facebook introduce i video segreti    
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Il social network di Mark Zuckerberg punta sempre di più a diventare una piattaforma video, come YouTube. Con l'ultima novità, Facebook permetterà agli utenti e tutti coloro che creano una campagna pubblicitaria la possibilità di restringere le visualizzazioni dei video a determinate persone, in base all'età e il genere, e anche realizzare "video segreti". Così facendo, Facebook punta a sostituire completamente YouTube e trasformarsi nel principale top player, anche quando si parla di mercato pubblicitario. Andiamo a scoprire, quindi, i dettagli di queste importanti novità.
          Murder Video Again Raises Questions About How Facebook Handles Content   
Video of a murder uploaded to Facebook this week upset many users, especially since it took Facebook two hours to take it down. But the incident illustrates a dilemma for the company as it becomes an open platform for both recorded and livestreamed video. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was contrite about the incident when he appeared on stage at the company's F8 developer's conference. "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr.," said Zuckerberg, referring to the man whose murder was posted on Facebook. "And we have a lot of work, and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening." But, doing more may not be so easy for Facebook. On the one hand, its users want to be free to express themselves; on the other hand, they do want some protection. "Half the time it's, 'Oh no, Facebook didn't take something down, and we think that's terrible; they should have taken it down,' " says Daphne Keller, a law professor at Stanford University. "And
          Make Uber great again. @JohnTamny    
06-28-2017 (Photo:Uber launch Party | by 5chw4r7z Uber launch Party | by 5chw4r7z ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Make Uber great again. @JohnTamny "...Which brings us to Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber. While taking the time to grieve over his mother’s tragic death was one of the expressed reasons that Kalanick announced a leave of absence last week, news accounts alluded to a bigger reason: the freewheeling Uber culture had gotten out of control in the minds of some, including board members. Culture starts at the top, so Kalanick stepping away for a bit would seemingly be a way for Uber’s cultural ship to be righted. All of this sounds nice on its face, but one can only wonder what Uber’s largest shareholders think about this bouquet thrown to the political correctness police. Seemingly forgotten by the handwringers troubled by Uber’s “bad boy culture” is that only a bad boy like Kalanick could do what it took to turn what was a concept into a global brand. Lest we forget, Uber wasn’t the first ride-sharing service. Not by a long shot. But Uber was the first ride-sharing service to achieve global scale thanks to Kalanick’s willingness to take on taxi cartels around the world. Not only did he courageously force Uber’s service into markets in ways that some considered “illegal,” he also had the nerve to spend millions on the legal services necessary to make Uber legal in others. Thinking about Lyft’s growing market share, it’s worth pointing out that absent Kalanick’s unshakeable belief in Uber as a consumer necessity, odds are there’s no Lyft. To believe otherwise is to believe that founders Logan Green and John Zimmer would have done as Kalanick did in taking his fight local and global, and in the process forcing realization of a consumer demand that most consumers didn’t know they had. All of this is a long way of saying that the PC police eager to see Kalanick separated from his creation might be careful what they wish for. Stating what should be obvious, Uber is not Uber without Kalanick. People like Kalanick and Zuckerberg don’t grow on trees. They bring new meaning to sui generis. While it’s certainly possible that Uber would benefit from the arrival of its own Eric Schmidt (Google), its $70 billion private valuation is far more informed by a “bad boy” culture that will surmount incredibly tall barriers to innovation than it is by the presumed arrival of an elder statesman to moderate what made it great. http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2017/06/20/without_travis_kalanick_theres_no_uberand_theres_no_lyft_102748.html
          Zuckerberg: ‘Facebook is the new church’   
Felix Allen, NY Post
          Did Mark Zuckerberg Pay $10 Million to Move to the Mission?   

When news broke in mid-October that Facebook founder and one-time MDMA user Mark Zuckerberg moved to the Mission District, it stirred quite a bit of debate as to where exactly he moved and what it meant for the neighborhood.  Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal seemed to unknowingly figure it all out:

A 5,542-square-foot home in San Francisco’s Mission District has sold for $9,999,000, according to public records.  The price could be a record for the increasingly trendy neighborhood, based on a search of the San Francisco Multiple Listing Service’s records for the last 30 years.

The price is breaking new ground,” says real estate agent Dennis Otto of Pacific Union International, who was not involved in the deal.  “It speaks to the desirability of the location.” The location in recent years has gone from being the grittier side of San Francisco to one that is now a favorite with the young tech crowd, as it offers easy access to the freeway connecting the city and Silicon Valley as well as to an ever growing number of artisanal chocolate shops and hipster coffee outlets.

The article doesn't mention the address or Zuckerberg, but does say it was purchased by SFRP LLC. from Cary S. Collins.  Through some rather trivial Googling, it would appear the house is 3450 21st Street (at Dolores), which was originally purchased for $1.2m in 1997 and only estimated to be worth $3.2m by Zillow, meaning the holding company—registered by a lawyer who specializes in forming trusts for rich folks—overpaid by nearly $6.8m for the privilege of quick access to artisanal chocolate.

All this info matches up with the info dropped by SocketSite over the fall, with the exception of a half-block discrepancy in their reported address:

While Zuckerberg does appear to have bought a home in San Francisco, according to a plugged-in source and due diligence, the house in question is actually atop Liberty Hill on the non-Mission side of Dolores. The property was never openly listed for sale, for which Zuckerberg paid a premium, and Zuckerberg's name is not attached to the house.

Okay, so what if was him?  After all, $10 million is nothing to the kid—especially considering he paid double that to shut down complaints about privacy “concerns.”  However, it's less about the man himself and more the trend it signals.  As Curbed put it:

The Mission has already made news for asserting itself as the latest hot 'nabe. It's a bit of a Cinderella story: What was once a lowly stepchild, cowering in the shadow of real estate giants Noe and Castro, has emerged…and suitors are lining up. Earlier this year Redfin predicted the Mission would be among Bay Area locations to witness the steepest home price increases in 2013. […] With “easy access to the freeway connecting the city and Silicon Valley,” plus SF's local tech corporations setting up shop nearby and the full gamut of new shops and eateries (who could forget “gourmet gulch?”), the Mission is officially the hottest neighborhood for residential real estate.

Better lock in those rent-controlled apartments, folks.  It's going to be a brutal year.

Update: A couple of commenters and email tipsters put Zuckerberg safely in Noe/Castro at 3660 21st Street—not the $10M property originally mentioned, but a couple blocks west.  This property was sold for $3M in May (only $1.2M over the asking price) and registered to a Palo Alto lawyer who specializes in aiding corporate execs with estate planning, so all that matches up.

Should this update prove to be true, it makes the record-breaking $9,999,000 sale all the more curious.  Who the hell else threw a bonus $6.8M at a Mission District address?  Is paying over three times the home's value really what it takes for lowly non-Time's Man Of the Year mega-millionaires to score a crash pad these days?

It seems 21st Street is becoming San Francisco's new billionaire's row.  Anyone want to go halvsies on opening a new artisanal chocolate shop?

Update II: It seems Mark bought both houses, because why the hell not?

[WSJ, via Curbed]


          Mark Zuckerberg Moves to the Mission District   

We sure have been seeing a lot of Facebook's billionaire “I'm CEO, Bitch” living the slow food high life in our fine neighborhood this past year.  From sunny days in Dolores Park, to late-night beer and burrito outings at Phone Booth and Farolito (with a little line-standing at the chosen foodie hot spot Wise Sons mixed in), it seems Mark has been trying to fancy himself as a pure blood poor person.

It has led us to wonder if he is trying to reinvent himself as a “Mission hipster” and others to declare the Mission as “the neighborhood Facebook built.”  It's even spawned some fantastical rumors among neighborhood chatterers that he might be living part-time in La Lengua.

Well, it seems as though the rumors might be more than that, as BuzzFeed's Reyhan Harmanci reports on the claims that Zuckerberg has made the Mission his new home (under the bold headline, “The Heart Of Silicon Valley Is Now In The Mission”, no less):

The techies' migration from suburban Palo Alto to the charmingly gritty — and once less charmingly gritty — urban neighborhood has come in waves, but really settled in this summer when the scene's low-profile king, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, began being spotted around a house at the edge of the Mission, near Noe Valley. But his arrival here, and his cohort's, isn't just a real estate choice: it marks the merger of tech culture and culture at large, a new hybrid in a neighborhood and a city whose key industry used to stand a bit apart. The first tech boom, of the late '90s, brought an influx of new people in the Mission — but it's hard to imagine that the hardcore engineers would have been happy with, say, the level of gang violence and messy artist warehouses a decade ago.

Now, with most of the rough edges sanded off of the previously-poor district, the tech guys are the Mission's mascots, the cool kids. Love it or hate it, the musicians and weirdos who won the neighborhood its hip reputation in the first place have mostly grown-up, fled to Oakland or both. The street artist [movement] “Mission School,” led by figures like Barry McGee and Chris Johanson, is dead.

But Zuckerberg spends time on Dolores Street, often walking his dog, and his part-time residence (he also has a much-photographed home in Palo Alto) is an open secret in the neighborhood. Though residents wondered at first about rather sizable security detail parked in a quiet corner, it appears to be paying some unexpected dividends: apparently a private security guy chased down a would-be burglar recently.

The move makes sense, especially given that Valencia Street pretty much looks like downtown Palo Alto anyway.  But one big question remains: will he be taking the Facebook bus or driving to work?

(Oh, and welcome to the neighborhood, Mark!)

[BuzzFeed]


          Is Mark Zuckerberg Trying to Rebrand Himself as a 'Mission Hipster'?   

When Mark Zuckerberg started turning up at Mission bars such as El Rio, The Royal Cuckoo, and pseudo-dive bar Dolores Park, we kinda dismissed it because everyone goes to those places.  Then he acquired Instagram, making us scratch our heads just a bit.

But last night, the 35th richest guy in the world was spotted slamming drinks at the notably cheap and filthy dive Phone Booth and making a 2:30am Farolito burrito run.  Which begs the question: was Mark just trying out his billion dollar toy in its native habitat, or is he attempting to rebrand himself as just a regular ol' Mission hipster?

See, he actually drove 45 minutes north from his fancy Palo Alto HQ to hang out at a bar known for its questionable indoor smoking policy and access to shitty last-call coke dealers.  That's not to say we don't like The Phone Booth, because we do.  But to claim the place is a “destination bar” for people coming from out of town is a bit of a stretch.

Unless he was trying to score some blow…

[Photos by PX Anon & Meesha | Thanks for the tips, Jason and Lindsey!]


          Business Aviation – Private Jet Charter for Business Purposes   

Most of us could only dream of spending $4,500 a day on travel expenses. Believe it or not, there are some wealthy people out there that do just that. Take, for instance, Barry Diller, who takes personal trips with the company jet. In just the year 2014, more than $1.6 million was spent just on private trips. Barry Diller is a chairman for Expedia and InterActiveCorp, which manages the Tinder app. Companies own these jet charters that should be used for business purposes, but just the opposite is happening. Diller is not the only wealthy business mogul that partakes in what some people might call a dishonest luxury.

 

There are others who privately use the company’s aviation meant for business.

 

You may be familiar with Mark Zuckerberg, creator, and CEO of Facebook, who spent $1.2 million over two years leisurely traveling on the company jet. While he is not on the list of top 3 most expensive private jet endeavors, he does make the top 10 list.

 

Who are the top 3?

 

The third most expensive private jet charter is John Tyson, owner of Tyson Foods. In a year, he spent $859,100 going places he wanted to, not places he had to for the good of the business. In the number 2 spot is Steve Wynn, who is the CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts. Wynn Resorts is a company that owns some of the most well-rated casino hotels in the world by Forbes Magazine. His personal trips on the company’s private jet charter cost a bit over $1 million in a year. And at number 1 is the previously mentioned Barry Diller.

 

Who else is in the top 10?

 

Zuckerberg comes in at number 7 out of 10, and you already know who the top 3 are, so who else is on the list? The dollar amounts are what they spent in one year on private trips aboard the company jet.

 

  • Leslie Moonves, CEO of the CBS Corporation - $701,700

  • Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google - $672,400

  • Robert Sands, CEO of Constellation Brands Company - $625,400

  • AG Lafley, former CEO of Proctor & Gamble - $606,000

  • James Flores, McMoRan Executive - $528,900

  • Rick Gonzalez, CEO of AbbVie - $525,900

 

How is this possible?

 

Apparently, this is one of the perks of being a wealthy and powerful leader in the business world. This is not uncommon as you can see by the list of the top ten. The people mentioned are only a small portion of CEOs and company leaders who use the company’s jet for private charter. They also frequently take family and friends when traveling for private reasons. Some say it is justified that these powerful business owners fly solo on the company’s private jet to avoid waiting in lines at airports. Supposedly, it allows them to do their work while traveling since their job is so demanding.

 

Must be nice, huh? We could all use some extra time to get work done instead of waiting in line. While it is easy to understand that CEO’s do have an important job, companies could save a lot of money by having them travel like the rest of us!

 

          Who’s the most altruistic leader in Silicon Valley? The answer might surprise you [infographic]   

Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates might be the world's richest man, and both he and Facebook Inc. co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have pledged to give away

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          Billionaires Milner, Zuckerberg And Actor Morgan Freeman Host Silicon Valley Gala To Honor World's Top Scientists   
At the fifth annual Breakthrough Prize awards, some of the brightest minds in life science, physics and math were honored, Hollywood-style, at a glamorous event in Mountain View courtesy of a small group of tech billionaires.
          Facebook ya tiene 2.000 millones de usuarios    

Facebook anunció el martes que alcanzó la cifra simbólica de los 2.000 millones de usuarios mensuales activos.

"Hoy, atravesamos una nueva etapa importante: ahora hay dos mil millones de personas que se conectan" en Facebook, anunció en un post en internet el grupo estadounidense, que había conseguido los primeros 1.000 millones de usuarios en octubre de 2012.

"Esto es posible por los millones de comunidades e individuos que comparten y crean contribuciones importantes en Facebook", agregó la red social.

De acuerdo con el grupo, hay más de 1.000 millones de personas que utilizan los 'grupos'", y más de 800 millones que dan "Me gusta" a algo en Facebook cada día.

Lee más: Facebook supera al email entre los cruceños

"Nosotros avanzamos para conectar al mundo entero, y ahora, hemos hecho el mundo más cercano", afirmó el cofundador y jefe del grupo, Mark Zuckerberg, en su propia página de Facebook. "Es un honor hacer este viaje con ustedes", añadió.

Creado en 2004, Facebook se ha convertido en un gigante de internet. En el primer trimestre de 2017 registró un beneficio neto de 3.060 millones de dólares, un aumento de 76,3% en un año, con una facturación de 8.003 millones de dólares, un alza de 49,2%.

          Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook can fill the role played by churches   
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          Commentaires sur The Social Network : la critique de Mark Zuckerberg par Cinemateaser   
Le scénario ne respecte sans doute pas la réalité, et Zuckerberg comprend bien pourquoi. Le récit dramatique se doit de trouver des "pourquoi ?", de créer des noeuds dramatiques etc. Le positionnement de Sorkin sur le côté "créer Facebook pour récupérer la fille", ça fait aussi de Zuckerberg un romantique, autiste, certes, mais romantique quand même. ça ne fait qu'accroître cette image d'inadapté au contact social, sans lui enlever sa part humaine. Ce qui renforce le point de vue du film, qui se refuse de donner une image tranchée de chacun des personnages. En revanche, apparemment, les réactus sur le blog qu'il fait quand il crée Facemash sont censés être "vrais", sauf pour ceux citant la rupture, évidemment. Mais là encore, je n'en ai aucune preuve, juste les propos de Sorkin... Mais en tout cas, tu as raison, Zuckerberg est autant un génie qu'un fou (ça va de pair, en général), et le film le montre très bien. Que le film ne colle pas à la réalité, au final, cela importe peu (à la manière du biopic de Dylan par Haynes). L'important, c'est de cerner le personnage. Et de ce que je sais de Zuckerberg via les interviews ou les conférences qu'il a donnés, je trouve que le film le cerne plutôt bien. Du moins, cerne plutôt bien son entreprise et ce qu'il dégage. Après, je comprends que le bonhomme tique sur le fait que le film veuille trouver des raisons à tout. Si lui ressent juste Facebook comme une création sans enjeu derrière, c'est sûr que ça doit le travailler. En même temps, quelle création ne vient pas d'un désir ou d'une raison viscérale (même inconsciente), d'un besoin de s'exprimer ?
          Commentaires sur The Social Network : la critique de Mark Zuckerberg par Michaël   
(mieux vaut avoir vu le film avant de lire le commentaire suivant) C'est vrai que du coup, le positionnement de Fincher et Sorkin en prend un sacré coup, je trouve. Si la scène d'ouverture est totalement inventée, ce sont les fondations même du récit qui en prennent un coup. Est-ce que les fameuses updates sur son blog cette fameuse nuit ont vraiment eu lieu ? J'avoue que j'aimerais bien savoir. Dans tous les cas, on est sûr d'une chose, Zuckerberg est fou, et c'est aussi un génie. Il est fou, si l'on se fie aux échanges filmés avec les avocats, où il fait plus que botter en touche, plus que détourner l'attention et les questions, il fait preuve d'un autisme assez marqué, dont sont atteints certains génies. On le voit aussi dans sa manière de s'exprimer dans la scène d'ouverture. Il est fou aussi, pour son côté "investi d'une mission", point sur lequel il n'y a qu'un clin d'oeil (quand il met en ligne Facemash ou Facebook je ne sais plus) et que Saverin lui demande s'il prie. Mais aussi plus récemment avec ses déclarations sur la vie privée, ou son sweat-shirt marqué de symboles chelous. Fou aussi, s'il a réussi à piéger Parker, après que celui-ci ait réussi à évincer Saverin. A moins que ce soit du génie. La frontière entre les deux est tellement mince... C'est un fou et un génie à la Bill Gates et Steve Jobs, ou plutôt un voyou à la Bill Gates et un génie à la Steve Jobs. L'affiche résume bien les choses : voyou, traitre, génie, milliardaire. Enchaînement de mots qui crée un malaise, malaise qui caractérise assez bien notre société. Les voyous et les traitres sont les génies que l'on encense, et finissent milliardaires, alors que les honnêtes pauvres cons ne gagnent pas une thune. La réussite, à tout prix. Quelles que soient les motivations de Zuckerberg (se venger de son ex, se faire accepter dans les clubs), je ne suis pas sûr que Fincher et Sorkin aient vu juste (ils ont pris un parti, qui, s'il s'avère faux, n'enlève rien à la qualité du récit, juste à sa véracité). Ce qu'on a du mal à comprendre, c'est pourtant ce que dit Zuckerberg : Facebook ne sera jamais fini. C'est en perpétuel mouvement. Facebook serait une création, une oeuvre d'un artiste, que celui-ci ferait constamment évolué. A ce moment-là, difficile de trouver une motivation aussi évidente que se venger d'une fille, ou la recherche d'une reconnaissance sociale. Zuckerberg serait avant tout un créateur (de génie), un entrepreneur, et ses motivations seraient de créer plus que de tirer quelque chose de sa création.
          Huge Stacks of Steve Jobs Biographies Form a Shrine at Costco, Right Next to the $1.50 Hot Dogs   
TweetSee? And this isn’t even the book section, which has another big pile of these tomes. As high as an elephant’s eye: Click to expand Oh and here’s the unaired Saturday Night Live Steve Jobs skit, featuring, in a way, Charlie Rose, Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, Reed Hastings, and Rupert Murdoch.
          Zuckerberg’s Open Borders Group Likes Tax-funded Lawyers for Illegals   

California continues to do all it can to defy Trump administration.

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          Randi Zuckerberg is opening a Chuck E. Cheese’s for modern kids in Tennessee   

Randi Zuckerberg envisions a future of integrated technology–and that starts with parents embracing interactive tech for their kids in a healthy way. That’s the inspiration for the Zuckerberg Media founder and CEO’s latest venture, Sue’s Tech Kitchen, an interactive “tech-driven pop-up dining experience” opening in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on July 28. It’s a space where families, […]


          Settembre 2016   
2016-09-30. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-09-24. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Uno. Partecipazione alla diretta dal LAC.

2016-09-23. Lugano Canobbio. Serata informativa, riservata ai genitori, sull’uso giovanile di Internet.

2016-09-23. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-09-22. Milano, Istituto Mario Negri. Partecipazione a giornata di workshop sulla comunicazione farmaceutica per dipendenti Takeda.

2016-09-18. Bologna, Festa dell’Unità. Conferenza Star Trek, tecnologia e viaggi spaziali.

2016-09-16-18. Bologna, Festa dell’Unità. Traduttore e interprete per William Shatner.

2016-09-16. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-09-14. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete uno. Partecipazione ad Appesi alla Luna.

2016-09-09. Radio Inblu. Intervento telefonico sulle tesi di complotto intorno all’11 settembre.

2016-09-09. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).

2016-09-09. Radio 3iii. Intervista telefonica sul nuovo iPhone 7.

2016-09-03. Nus (Aosta), osservatorio astronomico di Lignan. Conferenza Un piccolo passo: l’avventura della Luna per lo Star Party.

2016-09-02. Radio Radicale. Intervista telefonica sulla visita di Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) in Italia (audio).

2016-09-02. Radio Inblu. Intervento telefonico.

2016-09-02. Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Rete Tre. Puntata del Disinformatico (podcast RSI).
          Facebook, ilk defa bir günde 1 milyar kişi tarafından kullanıldı!   
Facebook, geçtiğimiz Pazartesi gününde ilk defa bir günde 1 milyar kişi tarafından kullanıldığını açıkladı! Mark Zuckerberg dönüm noktası olarak nitelendirdiği bu gelişmeyi kendi kişisel ...
          Testflug von "Aquila" - Facebooks Internet-Drohne beim zweiten Flug sicher gelandet   
Facebooks Internet-Drohne ist nach der Bruchlandung beim Jungfernflug zum zweiten Mal in die Luft gestiegen. Die "Aquila"-Drohne sei nach 106 Minuten Flug „weich“ in der Wüste von Arizona gelandet, schrieb Gründer und Chef Mark Zuckerberg in der Nacht zum Freitag.
          How to get free Facebook Credits?   
Who doesn’t know Facebook, the most famous social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004?

Some years ago it was already famous, but currently it is the most popular website in the entire world. Facebook boasts of more than one billion monthly active users, and the statistics say it is going to increase day by day.

Facebook Applications

Facebook had the wise idea to offer to its users several different games to make them spend more time on the platform. There are tons of Facebook applications, but today we are only interested in those which use Facebook Credits as a payment method.

More than 650 Facebook applications use Facebook Credits, as well as Zynga’s applications: Farmville, FrontierVille, Zynga Poker, CityVille… and so on.

What are Facebook Credits?

Facebook Credits, as we already said, are a payment method used on Facebook Applications to buy in-game things.

Facebook Credits can be redeemed from gift cards or directly from Facebook Credits, using your phone credit, Paypal and debit cards.

In all honesty, they are only another way to let Facebook make money. So, why do we have to enrich Facebook at the expense of our personal money?

With the aim to find a way to have free Facebook Credits, our team of researcher started a difficult project, and after two months we can finally say we found it.

How to get free Facebook Credits?

Let me explain. We found a site offering stuff like Facebook Credits totally free. Its founders revealed me their strategy to ensure to have every day what their users want to. They use a complex system of affiliation with advertisements. Each visit they receive, they earn money. For this reason they are able to pay for things required by users, thanking for their visit.

So, what do I have to do?

You only have to share that site on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter or any other social network. Bringing visitors, you will be able to claim your free Facebook Credits. During the visit on the site, you can find other free stuff: don’t worry, you can choose whatever you prefer, you only need to share the site.

Is this site safe?

Certainly! After we claimed Facebook Credits, we decided to meet up the founders to thank them personally. At the end of the meeting, it became clear how they keep their notoriety. They buy what they offer to you only in official stores, so there is nothing to worry about.

To figure out it better, they purchase gift cards directly from Facebook. Even though there are several online retail store where they can buy them with cheaper costs, they want to be professional.

What about Facebook credits generator?

Nothing to say about it. They are all fake. Think about it, how would Facebook permit to someone to create a software able to ruin its earnings? Avoid who claims to have a Facebook credits generator, without a doubt.

I hope this article will be helpful to you. Go and enjoy your free Facebook Credits!

          Nada de spam! Instagram tem regras mais rígidas contra comentários indesejados   

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Tanto o Instagram quanto o Facebook passam a ter filtros mais apurados para impedir fake news; comentários ofensivos e os chatos spams; veja

Desde a quinta-feira (29) o Instagram liberou uma ferramenta muito importante aos usuários que não suportam spam. A partir de agora a plataforma conta com um filtro que bloqueia automaticamente comentários spam.

Leia também: Instagram deve melhorar as postagens de comentários, diz site

Instagram tem regras mais rígidas para o combate de spams

Instagram tem regras mais rígidas para o combate de spams

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“Sabemos que o spam é algo que incomoda a nossa comunidade e queremos fazer tudo que está ao nosso alcance para manter esse tipo de prática fora do Instagram”, disse a rede social por meio de sua assessoria de imprensa.

Foi informado pela plataforma que milhares de comentários são publicados todos os dias, sendo que apenas uma pequena fração disso entra no app como spam. Para conseguir bloquear esse danados e indesejados, a plataforma passa a utilizar tecnologia de aprendizagem computacional mais atual e precisa para detectar a filtrar esse tipo de comentário.

“Já utilizamos esta tecnologia para filtrar comentários de spam em inglês no Instagram e constatamos que é extremamente eficiente. Por isso, estamos felizes em disponibilizá-la para mais oito idiomas: alemão, árabe, chinês, espanhol, francês, japonês, russo, incluindo o português”, enfatizou a rede social.

Foi implantado ainda na plataforma de postagem de fotos, que atualmente tem mais de 700 milhões de usuários, filtro que impede comentários impróprios e ofensivos, uma vez que os haters adoram usar canais sociais para atacar os outros. “Esta ferramenta estará inicialmente disponível apenas em inglês, mas esperamos disponibilizar para mais idiomas no futuro”.

Leia também: Entenda por que o ataque com ransomware NotPetya é mais grave que o WannaCry

No grupo

Foi informado nesta sexta-feira (30) que o Facebook também passa a ter regras mais rígidas em seu algoritmo para reduzir o número crescente e incomodo de spams na plataforma social.

A intenção da rede social de Mark Zuckerberg é impedir que notícias falsas cresçam, assim como o compartilhamento de informações sensacionalistas, que tem como intuito atrair clique para determinado canal.

 Comentários na mira

Nesse semana um site internacional, o Mashable, afirmou que o Instagram está testando um novo formato para os comentários. Hoje eles são considerados confusos pelos usuários, o que gera muitas críticas à plataforma. Segundo a publicação, os comentários seriam parecidos com o do Facebook.

Leia também: Ele já foi a invenção do ano: confira 10 curiosidades do iPhone


          Zwei Milliarden Menschen nutzen Facebook   

Facebook vermeldet das Erreichen eines Meilensteins: nach Angaben von Firmenchef Mark Zuckerberg wird das soziale Netzwerk inzwischen von zwei Milliarden Menschen mindestens einmal pro Monat genutzt.

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          A kínai techóriás orra elől vitte el a Facebook a WhatsAppot   
Újabb titok szivárgott ki a Szilikon Völgyből: filmbe illően manipuláltak Zuckerbergék.
          The arcane rules Facebook uses to censor its users   
If you looked at your Facebook feed over the past election season and wondered “just what does it take for a post to get censored?” then prepare to be even more confused. A set of slides from the social network’s moderation manuals have been published publicly, revealing the narrow line the site’s managers tread between “credible statements” invoking violence or … Continue reading
          Zuckerberg promises 3,000 more reviewers after Cleveland Facebook shooting video   
Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out on the recent spate of violence and self-harm shared on Facebook, promising to add more human reviewers to flag, remove, and report such videos. The social network has made headlines over the past weeks for a number of violent incidents that had been posted by Facebook users, either as videos or as Facebook Live streams … Continue reading
          Really???? Facebook is the new church, says Mark Zuckerberg   

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Really???? Facebook is the new church, says Mark Zuckerberg Facebook is the new church, the head of the social network Mark Zuckerberg has suggested. Zuckerberg says that with declining church attendance, the social network he founded in 2004 can offer that same sense of community, filling the gaps for the godless. He spoke as Facebook […]

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          Who’s the most altruistic leader in Silicon Valley? The answer might surprise you [infographic]   
Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates might be the world’s richest man, and both he and Facebook Inc. co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have pledged to give away more than half their fortunes, but according to an IBM Watson-powered analysis of their communication, they aren’t Silicon Valley’s most altruistic leaders. In fact, the most altruistic of…
          Nervous Facebook CEO Claims People Are Overreacting To Privacy Changes   
Business Insider says that the usually calm and collected Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg “seemed to melt on stage,” while answering questions from industry insiders at the All Things D Conference. They also report that Mr. Zuckerberg told the crowd that he doesn’t believe in giving users the choice to “opt-in” to privacy changes because back when Facebook introduced the “news …
          ​薩克伯與蓋茲帶頭改革移民政策 要政客多...   
由薩克伯(MarkZuckerberg)和比爾蓋茲(BillGates)等人帶頭創立的矽谷移民改革游說組織「前進」(FWD.us),致力修補現存美國移民法的諸多漏洞,為現今美國境內數以千萬計無證移民解
          Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Fill the Role Played by Churches   
Fox News, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 01 19 2017 06:19:08 GMT Facebook co'founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants his social network to fill the role that churches and social clubs once did in communities. During a speech at the first Facebook Communities Summit last week, Zuckerberg said membership in all kinds of groups has declined in the last several decades. "That´s a lot of of people who now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else," said said, promoting Facebook´s large community'support groups as a substitute. In fact, bringing people closer together is so important that "we´re going to change Facebook´s whole mission to take this on," Zuckerberg
          Facebook překonal rekord! Kolik uživatelů teď tuhle sociální síť využívá?   
Mark Zuckerberg a jeho sociální síť Facebook slaví obrovský úspěch!
          Facebook's Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men but Not Black Children From Hate Speech   

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose, California, April 18, 2017. (Photo: Anthony Quintano)Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose, California, April 18, 2017. (Photo: Anthony Quintano)

In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a US congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of "radicalized" Muslims. "Hunt them, identify them, and kill them," declared US Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. "Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all."

Higgins' plea for violent revenge went untouched by Facebook workers who scour the social network deleting offensive speech.

But a May posting on Facebook by Boston poet and Black Lives Matter activist Didi Delgado drew a different response.

"All white people are racist. Start from this reference point, or you've already failed," Delgado wrote. The post was removed and her Facebook account was disabled for seven days.

A trove of internal documents reviewed by ProPublica sheds new light on the secret guidelines that Facebook's censors use to distinguish between hate speech and legitimate political expression. The documents reveal the rationale behind seemingly inconsistent decisions. For instance, Higgins' incitement to violence passed muster because it targeted a specific sub-group of Muslims -- those that are "radicalized" -- while Delgado's post was deleted for attacking whites in general.

Over the past decade, the company has developed hundreds of rules, drawing elaborate distinctions between what should and shouldn't be allowed, in an effort to make the site a safe place for its nearly 2 billion users. The issue of how Facebook monitors this content has become increasingly prominent in recent months, with the rise of "fake news" -- fabricated stories that circulated on Facebook like "Pope Francis Shocks the World, Endorses Donald Trump For President, Releases Statement" -- and growing concern that terrorists are using social media for recruitment.

While Facebook was credited during the 2010-2011 "Arab Spring" with facilitating uprisings against authoritarian regimes, the documents suggest that, at least in some instances, the company's hate-speech rules tend to favor elites and governments over grassroots activists and racial minorities. In so doing, they serve the business interests of the global company, which relies on national governments not to block its service to their citizens.

One Facebook rule, which is cited in the documents but that the company said is no longer in effect, banned posts that praise the use of "violence to resist occupation of an internationally recognized state." The company's workforce of human censors, known as content reviewers, has deleted posts by activists and journalists in disputed territories such as Palestine, Kashmir, Crimea and Western Sahara.

One document trains content reviewers on how to apply the company's global hate speech algorithm. The slide identifies three groups: female drivers, black children and white men. It asks: Which group is protected from hate speech? The correct answer: white men.

The reason is that Facebook deletes curses, slurs, calls for violence and several other types of attacks only when they are directed at "protected categories" -- based on race, sex, gender identity, religious affiliation, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation and serious disability/disease. It gives users broader latitude when they write about "subsets" of protected categories. White men are considered a group because both traits are protected, while female drivers and black children, like radicalized Muslims, are subsets, because one of their characteristics is not protected.

Behind this seemingly arcane distinction lies a broader philosophy. Unlike American law, which permits preferences such as affirmative action for racial minorities and women for the sake of diversity or redressing discrimination, Facebook's algorithm is designed to defend all races and genders equally.

"Sadly," the rules are "incorporating this color-blindness idea which is not in the spirit of why we have equal protection," said Danielle Citron, a law professor and expert on information privacy at the University of Maryland. This approach, she added, will "protect the people who least need it and take it away from those who really need it."

But Facebook says its goal is different -- to apply consistent standards worldwide. "The policies do not always lead to perfect outcomes," said Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook. "That is the reality of having policies that apply to a global community where people around the world are going to have very different ideas about what is OK to share."

Facebook's rules constitute a legal world of their own. They stand in sharp contrast to the United States' First Amendment protections of free speech, which courts have interpreted to allow exactly the sort of speech and writing censored by the company's hate speech algorithm. But they also differ -- for example, in permitting postings that deny the Holocaust -- from more restrictive European standards.

The company has long had programs to remove obviously offensive material like child pornography from its stream of images and commentary. Recent articles in the Guardian and Süddeutsche Zeitung have detailed the difficult choices that Facebook faces regarding whether to delete posts containing graphic violence, child abuse, revenge porn and self-mutilation.

The challenge of policing political expression is even more complex. The documents reviewed by ProPublica indicate, for example, that Donald Trump's posts about his campaign proposal to ban Muslim immigration to the United States violated the company's written policies against "calls for exclusion" of a protected group. As The Wall Street Journal reported last year, Facebook exempted Trump's statements from its policies at the order of Mark Zuckerberg, the company's founder and chief executive.

The company recently pledged to nearly double its army of censors to 7,500, up from 4,500, in response to criticism of a video posting of a murder. Their work amounts to what may well be the most far-reaching global censorship operation in history. It is also the least accountable: Facebook does not publish the rules it uses to determine what content to allow and what to delete.

Users whose posts are removed are not usually told what rule they have broken, and they cannot generally appeal Facebook's decision. Appeals are currently only available to people whose profile, group or page is removed.

The company has begun exploring adding an appeals process for people who have individual pieces of content deleted, according to Bickert. "I'll be the first to say that we're not perfect every time," she said.

***

Facebook is not required by US law to censor content. A 1996 federal law gave most tech companies, including Facebook, legal immunity for the content users post on their services. The law, section 230 of the Telecommunications Act, was passed after Prodigy was sued and held liable for defamation for a post written by a user on a computer message board.

The law freed up online publishers to host online forums without having to legally vet each piece of content before posting it, the way that a news outlet would evaluate an article before publishing it. But early tech companies soon realized that they still needed to supervise their chat rooms to prevent bullying and abuse that could drive away users.

America Online convinced thousands of volunteers to police its chat rooms in exchange for free access to its service. But as more of the world connected to the internet, the job of policing became more difficult and companies started hiring workers to focus on it exclusively. Thus the job of content moderator -- now often called content reviewer -- was born.

In 2004, attorney Nicole Wong joined Google and persuaded the company to hire its first-ever team of reviewers, who responded to complaints and reported to the legal department. Google needed "a rational set of policies and people who were trained to handle requests," for its online forum called Groups, she said.

Google's purchase of YouTube in 2006 made deciding what content was appropriate even more urgent. "Because it was visual, it was universal," Wong said.

While Google wanted to be as permissive as possible, she said, it soon had to contend with controversies such as a video mocking the King of Thailand, which violated Thailand's laws against insulting the king. Wong visited Thailand and was impressed by the nation's reverence for its monarch, so she reluctantly agreed to block the video -- but only for computers located in Thailand.

Since then, selectively banning content by geography -- called "geo-blocking" -- has become a more common request from governments. "I don't love traveling this road of geo-blocking," Wong said, but "it's ended up being a decision that allows companies like Google to operate in a lot of different places."

For social networks like Facebook, however, geo-blocking is difficult because of the way posts are shared with friends across national boundaries. If Facebook geo-blocks a user's post, it would only appear in the news feeds of friends who live in countries where the geo-blocking prohibition doesn't apply. That can make international conversations frustrating, with bits of the exchange hidden from some participants.

As a result, Facebook has long tried to avoid using geography-specific rules when possible, according to people familiar with the company's thinking. However, it does geo-block in some instances, such as when it complied with a request from France to restrict access within its borders to a photo taken after the Nov. 13, 2015, terrorist attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.

Bickert said Facebook takes into consideration the laws in countries where it operates, but doesn't always remove content at a government's request. "If there is something that violates a country's law but does not violate our standards," Bickert said, "we look at who is making that request: Is it the appropriate authority? Then we check to see if it actually violates the law. Sometimes we will make that content unavailable in that country only."

Facebook's goal is to create global rules. "We want to make sure that people are able to communicate in a borderless way," Bickert said.

***

Founded in 2004, Facebook began as a social network for college students. As it spread beyond campus, Facebook began to use content moderation as a way to compete with the other leading social network of that era, MySpace.

MySpace had positioned itself as the nightclub of the social networking world, offering profile pages that users could decorate with online glitter, colorful layouts and streaming music. It didn't require members to provide their real names and was home to plenty of nude and scantily clad photographs. And it was being investigated by law-enforcement agents across the country who worried it was being used by sexual predators to prey on children. (In a settlement with 49 state attorneys general, MySpace later agreed to strengthen protections for younger users.)

By comparison, Facebook was the buttoned-down Ivy League social network -- all cool grays and blues. Real names and university affiliations were required. Chris Kelly, who joined Facebook in 2005 and was its first general counsel, said he wanted to make sure Facebook didn't end up in law enforcement's crosshairs, like MySpace.

"We were really aggressive about saying we are a no-nudity platform," he said.

The company also began to tackle hate speech. "We drew some difficult lines while I was there -- Holocaust denial being the most prominent," Kelly said. After an internal debate, the company decided to allow Holocaust denials but reaffirmed its ban on group-based bias, which included anti-Semitism. Since Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism frequently went together, he said, the perpetrators were often suspended regardless.

"I've always been a pragmatist on this stuff," said Kelly, who left Facebook in 2010. "Even if you take the most extreme First Amendment positions, there are still limits on speech."

By 2008, the company had begun expanding internationally but its censorship rulebook was still just a single page with a list of material to be excised, such as images of nudity and Hitler. "At the bottom of the page it said, 'Take down anything else that makes you feel uncomfortable,'" said Dave Willner, who joined Facebook's content team that year.

Willner, who reviewed about 15,000 photos a day, soon found the rules were not rigorous enough. He and some colleagues worked to develop a coherent philosophy underpinning the rules, while refining the rules themselves. Soon he was promoted to head the content policy team.

By the time he left Facebook in 2013, Willner had shepherded a 15,000-word rulebook that remains the basis for many of Facebook's content standards today.

"There is no path that makes people happy," Willner said. "All the rules are mildly upsetting." Because of the volume of decisions -- many millions per day -- the approach is "more utilitarian than we are used to in our justice system," he said. "It's fundamentally not rights-oriented."

Willner's then-boss, Jud Hoffman, who has since left Facebook, said that the rules were based on Facebook's mission of "making the world more open and connected." Openness implies a bias toward allowing people to write or post what they want, he said.

But Hoffman said the team also relied on the principle of harm articulated by John Stuart Mill, a 19th-century English political philosopher. It states "that the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others." That led to the development of Facebook's "credible threat" standard, which bans posts that describe specific actions that could threaten others, but allows threats that are not likely to be carried out.

Eventually, however, Hoffman said "we found that limiting it to physical harm wasn't sufficient, so we started exploring how free expression societies deal with this."

The rules developed considerable nuance. There is a ban against pictures of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character often used by "alt-right" white supremacists to perpetrate racist memes, but swastikas are allowed under a rule that permits the "display [of] hate symbols for political messaging." In the documents examined by ProPublica, which are used to train content reviewers, this rule is illustrated with a picture of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that has been manipulated to apply a swastika to his sleeve.

The documents state that Facebook relies, in part, on the US State Department's list of designated terrorist organizations, which includes groups such as al-Qaida, the Taliban and Boko Haram. But not all groups deemed terrorist by one country or another are included: A recent investigation by the Pakistan newspaper Dawn found that 41 of the 64 terrorist groups banned in Pakistan were operational on Facebook.

There is also a secret list, referred to but not included in the documents, of groups designated as hate organizations that are banned from Facebook. That list apparently doesn't include many Holocaust denial and white supremacist sites that are up on Facebook to this day, such as a group called "Alt-Reich Nation." A member of that group was recently charged with murdering a black college student in Maryland.

As the rules have multiplied, so have exceptions to them. Facebook's decision not to protect subsets of protected groups arose because some subgroups such as "female drivers" didn't seem especially sensitive. The default position was to allow free speech, according to a person familiar with the decision-making.

After the wave of Syrian immigrants began arriving in Europe, Facebook added a special "quasi-protected" category for migrants, according to the documents. They are only protected against calls for violence and dehumanizing generalizations, but not against calls for exclusion and degrading generalizations that are not dehumanizing. So, according to one document, migrants can be referred to as "filthy" but not called "filth." They cannot be likened to filth or disease "when the comparison is in the noun form," the document explains.

Facebook also added an exception to its ban against advocating for anyone to be sent to a concentration camp. "Nazis should be sent to a concentration camp," is allowed, the documents state, because Nazis themselves are a hate group.

***

The rule against posts that support violent resistance against a foreign occupier was developed because "we didn't want to be in a position of deciding who is a freedom fighter," Willner said. Facebook has since dropped the provision and revised its definition of terrorism to include nongovernmental organizations that carry out premeditated violence "to achieve a political, religious or ideological aim," according to a person familiar with the rules.

The Facebook policy appears to have had repercussions in many of the at least two dozen disputed territories around the world. When Russia occupied Crimea in March 2014, many Ukrainians experienced a surge in Facebook banning posts and suspending profiles. Facebook's director of policy for the region, Thomas Myrup Kristensen, acknowledged at the time that it "found a small number of accounts where we had incorrectly removed content. In each case, this was due to language that appeared to be hate speech but was being used in an ironic way. In these cases, we have restored the content."

Katerina Zolotareva, 34, a Kiev-based Ukrainian working in communications, has been blocked so often that she runs four accounts under her name. Although she supported the "Euromaidan" protests in February 2014 that antagonized Russia, spurring its military intervention in Crimea, she doesn't believe that Facebook took sides in the conflict. "There is war in almost every field of Ukrainian life," she says, "and when war starts, it also starts on Facebook."

In Western Sahara, a disputed territory occupied by Morocco, a group of journalists called Equipe Media say their account was disabled by Facebook, their primary way to reach the outside world. They had to open a new account, which remains active.

"We feel we have never posted anything against any law," said Mohammed Mayarah, the group's general coordinator. "We are a group of media activists. We have the aim to break the Moroccan media blockade imposed since it invaded and occupied Western Sahara."

In Israel, which captured territory from its neighbors in a 1967 war and has occupied it since, Palestinian groups are blocked so often that they have their own hashtag, #FbCensorsPalestine, for it. Last year, for instance, Facebook blocked the accounts of several editors for two leading Palestinian media outlets from the West Bank -- Quds News Network and Sheebab News Agency. After a couple of days, Facebook apologized and un-blocked the journalists' accounts. Earlier this year, Facebook blocked the account of Fatah, the Palestinian Authority's ruling party -- then un-blocked it and apologized.

Last year India cracked down on protesters in Kashmir, shooting pellet guns at them and shutting off cellphone service. Local insurgents are seeking autonomy for Kashmir, which is also caught in a territorial tussle between India and Pakistan. Posts of Kashmir activists were being deleted, and members of a group called the Kashmir Solidarity Network found that all of their Facebook accounts had been blocked on the same day.

Ather Zia, a member of the network and a professor of anthropology at the University of Northern Colorado, said that Facebook restored her account without explanation after two weeks. "We do not trust Facebook any more," she said. "I use Facebook, but it's almost this idea that we will be able to create awareness but then we might not be on it for long."

***

The rules are one thing. How they're applied is another. Bickert said Facebook conducts weekly audits of every single content reviewer's work to ensure that its rules are being followed consistently. But critics say that reviewers, who have to decide on each post within seconds, may vary in both interpretation and vigilance.

Facebook users who don't mince words in criticizing racism and police killings of racial minorities say that their posts are often taken down. Two years ago, Stacey Patton, a journalism professor at historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore, posed a provocative question on her Facebook page. She asked why "it's not a crime when White freelance vigilantes and agents of 'the state' are serial killers of unarmed Black people, but when Black people kill each other then we are 'animals' or 'criminals.'"

Although it doesn't appear to violate Facebook's policies against hate speech, her post was immediately removed, and her account was disabled for three days. Facebook didn't tell her why. "My posts get deleted about once a month," said Patton, who often writes about racial issues. She said she also is frequently put in Facebook "jail" -- locked out of her account for a period of time after a posting that breaks the rules.

"It's such emotional violence," Patton said. "Particularly as a black person, we're always having these discussions about mass incarceration, and then here's this fiber-optic space where you can express yourself. Then you say something that some anonymous person doesn't like and then you're in 'jail.'"

Didi Delgado, whose post stating that "white people are racist" was deleted, has been banned from Facebook so often that she has set up an account on another service called Patreon, where she posts the content that Facebook suppressed. In May, she deplored the increasingly common Facebook censorship of black activists in an article for Medium titled "Mark Zuckerberg Hates Black People."

Facebook also locked out Leslie Mac, a Michigan resident who runs a service called SafetyPinBox where subscribers contribute financially to "the fight for black liberation," according to her site. Her offense was writing a post stating "White folks. When racism happens in public -- YOUR SILENCE IS VIOLENCE."

The post does not appear to violate Facebook's policies. Facebook apologized and restored her account after TechCrunch wrote an article about Mac's punishment. Since then, Mac has written many other outspoken posts. But, "I have not had a single peep from Facebook," she said, while "not a single one of my black female friends who write about race or social justice have not been banned."

"My takeaway from the whole thing is: If you get publicity, they clean it right up," Mac said. Even so, like most of her friends, she maintains a separate Facebook account in case her main account gets blocked again.

Negative publicity has spurred other Facebook turnabouts as well. Consider the example of the iconic news photograph of a young naked girl running from a napalm bomb during the Vietnam War. Kate Klonick, a Ph.D. candidate at Yale Law School who has spent two years studying censorship operations at tech companies, said the photo had likely been deleted by Facebook thousands of times for violating its ban on nudity.

But last year, Facebook reversed itself after Norway's leading newspaper published a front-page open letter to Zuckerberg accusing him of "abusing his power" by deleting the photo from the newspaper's Facebook account.

Klonick said that while she admires Facebook's dedication to policing content on its website, she fears it is evolving into a place where celebrities, world leaders and other important people "are disproportionately the people who have the power to update the rules."

***

In December 2015, a month after terrorist attacks in Paris killed 130 people, the European Union began pressuring tech companies to work harder to prevent the spread of violent extremism online.

After a year of negotiations, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube agreed to the European Union's hate speech code of conduct, which commits them to review and remove the majority of valid complaints about illegal content within 24 hours and to be audited by European regulators. The first audit, in December, found that the companies were only reviewing 40 percent of hate speech within 24 hours, and only removing 28 percent of it. Since then, the tech companies have shortened their response times to reports of hate speech and increased the amount of content they are deleting, prompting criticism from free-speech advocates that too much is being censored.

Now the German government is considering legislation that would allow social networks such as Facebook to be fined up to 50 million euros if they don't remove hate speech and fake news quickly enough. Facebook recently posted an article assuring German lawmakers that it is deleting about 15,000 hate speech posts a month. Worldwide, over the last two months, Facebook deleted about 66,000 hate speech posts per week, vice president Richard Allan said in a statement Tuesday on the company's site.

Among posts that Facebook didn't delete were Donald Trump's comments on Muslims. Days after the Paris attacks, Trump, then running for president, posted on Facebook "calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

Candidate Trump's posting -- which has come back to haunt him in court decisions voiding his proposed travel ban -- appeared to violate Facebook's rules against "calls for exclusion" of a protected religious group. Zuckerberg decided to allow it because it was part of the political discourse, according to people familiar with the situation.

However, one person close to Facebook's decision-making said Trump may also have benefited from the exception for sub-groups. A Muslim ban could be interpreted as being directed against a sub-group, Muslim immigrants, and thus might not qualify as hate speech against a protected category.


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zu guttenberg

Er war der Popstar unter den deutschen Politikern. Erst Wirtschaftsminister, dann Verteidigungsminister. Nicht wenige Beobachter sahen in ihm bereits den kommenden Kanzler. Dann entlarvten Experten seine Doktorarbeit als Plagiat und urplötzlich war Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg verschwunden von der politischen Bühne. Sechs Jahre ist das jetzt her.

Inzwischen hält ihn sein persönlicher Karrierekiller nicht mehr davon ab, Missstände und Fehlentwicklungen in der Politik schonungslos zu benennen. Im Interview mit Business Insider prangert zu Guttenberg die „Inkompetenz“ von US-Präsident Donald Trump an und warnt vor Russland, das „in eine Diktatur abgeglitten“ sei. Er spricht über die Gefahren des Cyberspace, eine mögliche Atommacht Türkei und ein Treffen mit Tesla-Gründer Elon Musk.

Business Insider: Herr zu Guttenberg, stellen Sie sich einen Raum vor, in dem Sie Donald  Trump, Wladimir Putin und Recep Tayyip Erdogan antreffen. Wem würden Sie die Hand reichen?

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg: „Allen. Narzissten, Autokraten oder selbst Diktatoren den Handschlag zu verweigern, würde die Option beschneiden, einen notwendig kritischen Dialog mit Ihnen zu führen.“

BI: Und auf wen gingen Sie als erstes zu?

zu Guttenberg: „Ich würde wohl mit Trump beginnen.“

BI: Weshalb gerade er?

zu Guttenberg: „Unabhängig von seinem erratischen Handeln und offensichtlicher Inkompetenz repräsentiert er ein Land, dem wir Deutschen unter den drei genannten Vertretern am meisten zu verdanken haben. Selbst unter  Trump sind die USA im Gegensatz zu den beiden anderen Ländern noch nicht in eine Autokratie, beziehungsweise im Falle Russlands in eine Diktatur abgeglitten.“

BI: Aus Sicht des ehemaligen Bundesverteidigungsministers: Welches dieser Länder gefährdet den Weltfrieden am meisten?

zu Guttenberg: „Die Türkei derzeit am wenigsten — trotz aller unerträglichen innenpolitischen Entwicklungen. Solange es nicht zu einem offenen Konflikt um die Vorherrschaft im Nahen und Mittleren Osten kommt. Bei der Türkei handelt es sich um keine Atommacht und man kann nur hoffen, dass es so bleibt. Das Gefährdungspotential Russlands und der USA könnte unterschiedlicher kaum sein, hängt aber miteinander zusammen.

Je mehr die USA unter der derzeitigen Regierung internationale Vereinbarungen und Bündnisse in Frage stellen, umso eher kann Russland durch aggressives Auftreten — etwa in der Ostukraine und in Syrien — sein Interessenspektrum erweitern und von der wirtschaftlichen Malaise im eigenen Land ablenken. Je uneiniger der Westen agiert, desto höher ist die Gefahr dauerhafter Instabilität innerhalb und außerhalb europäischer Grenzen.“

BI: Was muss die Welt, was muss Europa tun, um dem Einhalt zu gebieten?

zu Guttenberg: „Sklerotische multinationale Institutionen reformieren, die notwendigen  Beiträge zur Verteidigungsfähigkeit leisten sowie der grassierenden  transatlantischen Uneinigkeit entschieden entgegenwirken.“

BI: Angenommen, Sie könnten daran mitwirken: Auf welchen politischen Posten  würden Sie sich zurückwünschen?

zu Guttenberg: „Auf keinen, da die Möglichkeit der Einflussnahme und der streitbaren  Meinungsäußerung nicht alleine an politische Ämter gebunden ist. Im Gegenteil: Debatten über die Zukunft der globalen, aber auch europäischen Ordnung alleine den Amtsträgern zu überlassen, wäre fahrlässig und ist in meinen Augen nicht mit der Verantwortung zu  vereinbaren, die wir für nächste Generationen an jeder Stelle unserer Gesellschaft tragen.“

BI: Was ist heutzutage eigentlich die größte Trumpfkarte in der  Weltpolitik: militärische Stärke, Diplomatie oder wirtschaftliche Macht?

zu Guttenberg: „Diplomatie ist das Mittel der Begrenzung, aber gegebenenfalls auch  aktiven Nutzbarmachung der anderen beiden Faktoren. Deshalb ist die Aneinanderreihung der drei Punkte irreführend. Bereits heute würde ich eine weitere Komponente nennen: das Beherrschen des Cyberspaces — ein so gefährlicher wie unterschätzter Ausgangspunkt von Macht, der auch nicht zwingend an staatliche Akteure gebunden ist.“

BI: Klingt so, als würden Sie sich für eine neue politische Aufgabe interessieren. Wann haben Sie begonnen, Pläne für ein Comeback zu schmieden?

zu Guttenberg: „Gar nicht. Man braucht schon viel Phantasie, um die Unterstützung der  Union mit einigen wenigen Wahlkampfauftritten als politisches Comeback zu bezeichnen.“

BI: Es heißt, Sie würden Zugpferd der CSU im Wahlkampf. Was hat man sich  darunter vorzustellen?

zu Guttenberg: „Angesichts meiner heutigen Distanz zur Tagespolitik und sechsjähriger  politischer Entwöhnung bin ich eher ein kurzzeitig auftretender Ackergaul.“

BI: Welche persönlichen Interessen verfolgen Sie dabei?

zu Guttenberg: „Einen Beitrag zur Wiederwahl der Bundeskanzlerin zu leisten und fünf  Kilo Gewicht zu verlieren in der Hitze bayerischer Bierzelte.“

BI: Finden Sie selbst keinen Gefallen an Angela Merkels Job?

zu Guttenberg: „Ich finde Gefallen an der Idee, dass sie ihren Job weitermacht. Die Unterstützung findet unzweifelhaft statt.“

BI: Hängt Ihnen die Affäre um Ihre plagiierte Doktorarbeit eigentlich noch  nach?

zu Guttenberg: „Bei einigen ja, bei vielen nicht. Beides ist nachvollziehbar. Für mich  selbst aber ist das Thema nach sechs Jahren, nachdem ich harte Konsequenzen gezogen und erfahren habe, abgeschlossen. Wenn dies einigen nicht passt, kann ich denen auch nicht helfen.“

BI: Sie sind von Deutschland aus in die USA übergesiedelt. Was hat Amerika, was Deutschland unbedingt bräuchte?

zu Guttenberg: „Wenn man sechs Jahre in einem Land mit maroder Infrastruktur,  desorganisierter Verwaltung und einem lachhaften Sozial- und Gesundheitssystem lebt, müsste man die Frage eigentlich umgekehrt stellen. Was es in den USA deutlich weniger gibt, sind Ansätze von moralinsaurer Besserwisserei, Schadenfreude und Neid. Zudem findet man eine höhere Risikofreude, gerade in unternehmerischen Belangen, was auch einen positiveren Umgang mit dem Scheitern vielversprechender Ideen nach sich zieht.“

BI: Sie waren mal Bundeswirtschaftsminister: Wie erklären Sie den Menschen  im Silicon Valley, dass Deutschland ein Breitbandnetz auf dem Stand  eines Entwicklungslandes hat?

zu Guttenberg: „Das ist richtig und höchstgradig peinlich für eine führende Wirtschaftsnation. Südkorea und Japan sind uns beispielsweise meilenweit voraus. In den USA ist die Abdeckung in der Fläche aber teilweise auch bizarr schlecht.“

BI: Seitdem Trump Präsident ist, sagt man das auch über andere Bereiche des Landes. Inwiefern haben sich die USA unter ihm verändert?

zu Guttenberg: „Die politischen Lager stehen sich noch unversöhnlicher gegenüber und die wachsende Polarisierung macht vor kaum einen Teil der Gesellschaft Halt. Hinzu kommt die wachsende Unberechenbarkeit auf dem internationalen Parkett. Ich mache mir Sorgen, wie sehr die nach innen gerichtete, chaotische Politik der ersten Monate isolationistische Befindlichkeiten in breiten Teilen der Bevölkerung verstärkt.“

BI: Es wirkt fast so, als müssten zunehmend Unternehmerpersönlichkeiten und technische Pioniere das Ansehen der USA in der Welt bewahren. Welcher amerikanische Zeitgeist hat Sie am meisten inspiriert?

zu Guttenberg: „Ich mag den Begriff Zeitgeist nicht, da dessen Inhalte allzu schnell obsolet sind. Inspirierend bleibt der ungebändigte Wille vieler Amerikaner zur Innovation — auch mit der Konsequenz, sich nötigenfalls selbst neu zu erfinden. Gekoppelt mit einer kreativen Risikobereitschaft und einem beispielgebenden Leistungsbewusstsein.“

BI: Versuchen wir die Eingangsfrage leicht abzuwandeln: Sie stehen in einem  Raum mit Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Tim Cook und Sundar Pichai. Mit wem  würden Sie am liebsten ein Bier trinken?

zu Guttenberg: „Mit fast allen habe ich bereits etwas getrunken. Lediglich mit  Elon Musk etwas anderes als Wasser.“

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          „Erst als ich eine Sache in meinem Verhalten änderte, konnte ich eine erfolgreiche Firma aufbauen“   

John Boiler

Oft denken wir, dass genau jene Menschen, die besonders egoistisch und skrupellos sind, es ganz nach oben schaffen. Die gute Nachricht: So ist es nicht immer. Das musste zumindest John Boiler lernen.

Er war Kreativdirektor bei Wieden + Kennedy, einer Werbeagentur an der US-Westküste. Das Unternehmen entwickelte Kampagnen wie Nikes „Just do it“, die weltberühmt wurden. 

Boiler soll ein zynischer Egoist gewesen sein — zumindest behauptet er das über sich selbst — bis ein Satz seiner Ehefrau sein Leben auf den Kopf stellte. Er änderte sein Verhalten und wurde ein erfolgreicher Gründer.

Der Wendepunkt kam mit einem Satz seiner Frau

Boiler war nach eigenen Angaben immer sehr egozentrisch. Und soll sich im Laufe der Jahre auch nicht unbedingt zum Positiven entwickelt haben. Der Wendepunkt soll schließlich an einem Abend bei Wein gekommen sein, als seine Frau ihm im Vertrauen sagte, dass sie nicht mochte, was aus ihm geworden sei.

Er realisierte, dass seine Frau Recht hatte und weil er sie liebte und mit 35 Jahren noch die Möglichkeit sah, an sich zu arbeiten, fasste er einen Entschluss: Er wollte sich ändern und zudem einen ganz neuen Weg in seiner Karriere einschlagen.

 

„Es dauerte eine Weile, bis ich herausfand, was ich ändern muss,“ schreibt er auf dem Online-Portal „Inc“.  Sein Fazit: alles. Boiler wurde Partner und Werbedirektor in einer kleinen Produktionsfirma für Surfvideos und Werbung in Los Angeles.

Und der Wandel kam allmählich. „Ich war zunächst ein schrecklicher Regisseur und Leiter“, schreibt er. Ein Produzent gab ihm den Rat, seinen Kunden nicht immer ins Gesicht zu sagen, dass deren Ideen schlecht seien, denn nur zufriedene Kunden kämen wieder.

Er wurde offener und lernte, seine Ideen nicht aufs Äußerste verteidigen zu wollen. Er ging mehr und mehr auf die Wünsche der Kunden und seiner Mitmenschen ein. Durch diese Änderung in seiner Haltung anderen Menschen gegenüber soll er auch als Mensch gewachsen sein, schreibt er.

Ein Wechsel der Perspektive

„Auf einmal schienen die Ideen der Kunden gar nicht mehr so dumm, wenn man von ihnen abhängig ist.“ Die größte Veränderung für ihn soll aber gewesen sein, auf einmal Partner zu haben und nicht bloß Angestellte. Boiler bemerkte, dass es um das Überleben des Firma ging, er spürte aber auch das Engagement der Menschen, die mit ihm zusammenarbeiteten, weil sie Lust darauf hatten. Er wollte diese Menschen glücklich machen und begann, die Talente eines jeden zu fördern.

Nicht nur sein Verhalten änderte sich mit seiner neuen Haltung den Menschen gegenüber. Er begann zu verstehen, dass die Menschen, die für ihn arbeiteten, sich mehr der Sache widmeten, wenn er sie nicht nur als die Arbeit sah, die sie ausübten.

Erfolgsgeschichten in seiner Firma

Seine damalige Sekretärin Evin Shutt ist nun eine Partnerin in der Firma und auch andere Mitarbeiter sollen nach dem Richtungswechsel deutlich motivierter gewesen sein. Das hob die Grundstimmung, schreibt Boiler. „Wenn man nicht jeden Input der Menschen berücksichtigt, dann schmälert es das kreative Produkt“, ist er der Überzeugung.

Vor allem, wenn man sich mit Menschen unterschiedlicher Herkunft und mit unterschiedlichen Erfahrungen umgibt, werde man überrascht.

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          Los chats quieren convertirse en la nueva forma de pago (y van camino de lograrlo)   

A día de hoy, compartimos todo tipo de detalles con nuestros allegados gracias a las redes sociales y los chats que han conquistado los ‘smartphones. Fotos de la fiesta del pasado sábado, ‘emojis’ que expresan emociones, imágenes en formato GIF que nos alegran la jornada laboral, enlaces a lugares de la Red que nos informan, divierten o muestran un producto a un precio que no podemos rechazar... cualquier excusa es buena para mandar un mensaje a un grupo o conocido particular.

Ahora bien, si los utilizamos constantemente para comunicar casi cualquier cosa (aunque la aplicación perfecta no exista aún, pero estemos cerca), ¿se convertirán también en nuestro medio favorito para pagar a medias una cena con nuestros amigos o realizar compras de forma mucho más sencilla? Una buena pregunta que intentaremos responder coincidiendo con el #Social Media Day, que hoy se celebra en todo el mundo como una forma de reconocer y celebrar el impacto de los medios sociales en la comunicación global de las personas.

Teniendo en cuenta los últimos movimientos de los chats más populares, ese parece ser su próximo gran objetivo. Sin ir más lejos, WhatsApp lanzará un sistema de pagos en los próximos meses, aunque solo lo hará en la India. No en vano, en el país se concentran 200 de sus 1.200 millones de usuarios. Un buen banco de pruebas, sin duda.

Este nuevo servicio bien podría ser toda una estrategia del famoso chat verde para monetizar su enorme base de usuarios, una meta que también está intentando alcanzar a través del desarrollo de una herramienta con la que las empresas podrían enviarnos información publicitaria a través de mensajes. Además, el nuevo sistema de pagos le permitirá competir con otras ‘apps’ de mensajería instantánea que ya cuentan con herramientas similares para que sus usuarios no tengamos que sacar la cartera.

WeChat y Line, los que llegaron primero

WeChat, la ‘app’ de mensajería instantánea que triunfa en China (cuenta con 889 millones de usuarios activos, ahí es nada) ya estrenó en 2013 su propio sistema de pagos. Y no le ha ido nada mal. Ahora, 600 millones de usuarios usan cada mes WeChat Pay para pagar en un sinfín de establecimientos o realizar transferencias entre amigos. De hecho, es ya el principal competidor en China de Alipay (una de las primeras plataformas de pago móvil), propiedad del gigante Alibaba.

Además, los beneficios netos de la dueña de WeChat, Tencent Holdings, no paran de crecer. En 2016 fueron de 5.900 millones de dólares (5.300 millones de euros), un 43 % más que el año anterior. Tal es su éxito que la famosa ‘app’ de mensajería instantánea china está expandiendo sus actividades en Europa y Estados Unidos en un intento por conquistar también los bolsillos de otras partes del mundo. Aunque que lo consiga en Occidente parece más difícil.

Después de que el chat chino estrenara su servicio, Line también hizo lo propio. El chat que puso de moda en su momento los ‘stickers’ lanzó mundialmente su propio sistema para realizar pagos vinculando la cuenta de los usuarios a una tarjeta de crédito a finales de 2014. Ahora, Line Pay tiene ya 10 millones de usuarios registrados, una cifra bastante más modesta que la de WeChat pero que aún le permite diferenciarse de otras ‘apps’ que todavía no han inaugurado su servicio de pago.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-W3PYINNIc

Facebook Messenger, Telegram o Kik se unen a la fiesta

Y estos no son los únicos casos. Siguiendo la línea de WeChat o Line, Facebook también se ha subido al carro de los pagos móviles. De hecho, la iniciativa de crear un servicio en WhatsApp orientado (en principio) al mercado indio no es la única que viene respaldada por el gigante capitaneado por Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Messenger, que ya cuenta con más de 1.200 millones de usuarios activos al mes, también lanzó hace un año una plataforma de pagos a través de Facebook Messenger en Estados Unidos.

Obviamente, el gigante azul no quiere quedarse ahí. Desde hace unos meses, Facebook también puede operar en nuestro país (figura en el Registro Oficial de entidades del Banco de España) como entidad de dinero electrónico, lo que abre la puerta a que podamos realizar transacciones a través de las características burbujas azules de su chat.

Aunque no ha especificado cuándo activará esta herramienta, con ella será posible distribuir y reembolsar dinero electrónico, emitir y adquirir instrumentos de pago o enviar y recibir dinero a un amigo simplemente abriendo una conversación. Un servicio que competirá con otros que ya han aterrizado en España, como Apple Pay o Samsung Pay.

Otros chats, más allá de allá de ofrecer la opción de realizar transferencias, permiten incluso que los usuarios almacenen criptomonedas. Es el caso de Octopocket, un ‘bot’ multimoneda que promete guardar dinero hasta en ocho divisas diferentes, entre ellas Bitcoin, para pagar y enviar dinero.

Además de no requerir la instalación de ninguna ‘app’ (puede utilizarse a través de Telegram), su principal ventaja es que no precisa el pago de ninguna comisión en la operación. Su sencillo funcionamiento ha seducido al mencionado chat, que ha galardonado recientemente a Octopocket con un premio de 200.000 dólares (180.000 euros).

Por su parte, la aplicación de mensajería instantánea Kik, popular entre los jóvenes estadounidenses, ha anunciado que desarrollará su propia criptomoneda, Kin, para que sus usuarios puedan realizar transacciones con ella a través de su ‘app’. Según ha reconocido el propio fundador de Kik, Ted Livingston, con este nuevo servicio pretenden hacer frente a los productos de Facebook.

Parece claro por tanto que uno de los frentes en la guerra de los chats será el de los pagos móviles, un servicio del que poco a poco los usuarios nos iremos beneficiando. De esta forma, si ya compartíamos todos los detalles de nuestra vida a través de estas ‘apps’, ahora también las utilizaremos como tarjetas de crédito para nuestros gastos personales.

Por eso, Vodafone Chat puede venirte especialmente bien para estos casos: permite usar WhatsApp, Line, Telegram, WeChat, Message+, Call+ o Blackberry IBM desde un mismo lugar y sin gastar datos de tu tarifa. Así que dentro de poco, tal vez puedas pagar la cena que debías a tu amigo o comprar el artículo que te apetezca sin salir de tu chat favorito (y sin preocuparte por los datos). Y es que nuestro ‘smartphone’ vale para todo.

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Con información de CNBC, TechCrunch, Reuters, VentureBeat, Bloomberg, Europea Press, Techniasia. Las fotografías son propiedad de Sam Azgor (Flickr) y Octopocket. 

Otras historias que puedes leer (y compartir por chat): 

-Móviles Wallet como medio de pago

-Las ciudades bajo el agua que planea construir el nieto de Cousteau

-Los Ubers de los aviones: viajar en jet privado ya no es (tan) surrealista

-5 apps imprescindibles para seguir aprendiendo en verano

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          Herr Zuckerberg kann mich am Arsch lecken. — Der BRD-Schwindel   
von Oliver Janich Ohne Angabe von Gründen wurde mein Facebook-Konto jetzt komplett gesperrt. Ich weiß nicht warum und es wird auch nicht, wie sonst, angeboten, Einspruch zu erheben. Es wird auch keine Frist genannt, also gehe ich davon aus, dass es für immer gesperrt wurde. Vermutlich sprechen sie nicht von „gelöscht“, weil sie meine Daten… über […]
          Looking for the Real Mark Zuckerberg   
What the Facebook movie failed to capture about the digital age....
          El día que Mark Zuckerberg le “robó” Whatsapp a Tencent   

Nacido en 2009, Whatsapp se ha convertido, con el paso de los años, en la app de mensajería instantánea más empleada en smartphones, y desde hace algún tiempo también en

La entrada El día que Mark Zuckerberg le “robó” Whatsapp a Tencent aparece primero en MuyComputerPRO.


          Die Zeitgenossen der Gesellschaft Pt. 37: Der Beleuchtete   

Der Beleuchtete (m/f) ist ein selten zu sehender aber in der jeweiligen Position dann durchaus erwartbarer Zeitgenosse, der sich dadurch auszeichnet, dass ein individuelles Gefühl der Erleuchtung mit der Aufmerksamkeit durch Erfolg kurzgeschlossen wird.

(der beleuchtete ist gwm. zufällig in seiner position der erleuchtung gelandet – d.h. er ist kein walter bishop der massive dynamic gründet, sondern er hatte einfach glück und den richtigen riecher zur richtigen zeit und glaubt sich fortan aber nicht nur selbst, es wird ihm auch geglaubt)

((es ist doch interessant, wie effektiv diese übertragung funktioniert; wenn man sich die paradigmatischen beleuchteten – also elon musk, peter thiel, mark zuckerberg, sergey brin, usw. – anschaut, dann war weder die ursprüngliche idee hinter ihren milliarden besonders genial, noch sind ihre derzeitigen visionen – ewiges leben, telepathie, kolonisierung vom mars, etc. – auch nur im ansatz irgendwie innovativ oder kreativ und unterscheiden sich von schlechter sf nur dadurch, dass die technologische realisierbarkeit vl. ein bisschen nähergerückter erscheint))

(abt. supermarket studies)

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          Facebook e o avião de energia solar que irá levar Internet ao mundo   

O Laboratório de Conectividade no Facebook está desenvolvendo formas de tornar acessível o acesso à internet nas comunidades remotas de todo o mundo. Enquanto Elon Musk tem o sonho de chegar ao Planeta Marte, Mark Zuckerberg tem o sonho de levar Internet para 100% de todas as pessoas no mundo. Segundo o Facebook a equipe está explorando […]

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          Charity "Shoppers" vs. Charity Investors   

I like Indian food more than sushi. And I like sushi more than Italian food. When going out for dinner and choosing which to eat, does this mean I always choose Indian? Of course not. I’d tire of Indian food.

On my savings account, I like earning 3% interest more than 2%. And I like earning 2% more than 1%. Suppose three banks offer accounts identical except for the interest rate: would I always choose the 3% account? Or might I say, “Hey, 3% is boring, I think I’ll try 2%?” Of course not. I’d stick with the bigger payoff.

Yet when it comes to charitable giving, most people spread their money around. Why is this? And is it an effective strategy for helping people, or just a way to make ourselves feel good?  

I look at this three ways:

First, we might think that even the best charity can absorb and wisely spend only so much money — that the impact of our next dollar is lower than the impact of the first. So we give to several worthy causes. And this may be the prudent approach for huge givers like Bill & Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren Buffett — but most of us don’t have to worry about that.

The post Charity "Shoppers" vs. Charity Investors appeared first on Freakonomics.


          On Diaspora   

There’s been a lot of hubbub about Facebook’s ongoing tone-deafness regarding privacy. As a result, there has also been a lot of hubbub about the Diaspora project, with both wildly optimistic projections of their success, as well as more skeptical assessments.

I’m skeptical about Diaspora specifically, because it reminds me a lot of an effort to take RealNetworks down a peg more than a decade ago. In 1999, the Free Expression Project was started to “help people distribute their content to other people without being beholden to any corporation”. A laudable goal, and one that earned them a fawning writeup on CNet News, which claimed that Real was under siege by these folks. The project never seemed to make it much further than a website with a few diagrams, and nothing that came even close to challenging the streaming media hegemony we enjoyed at the time. (I was at Real from 1996-2005)

However, that’s not really the whole story. What the fawning press coverage indicated was that there were a lot of people who wanted Real to be taken down a peg or two. I imagine that the CNet reporter was as skeptical as anyone about the ability of the Free Expression Project to deliver, but he wrote the story anyway because he knew that people would eat it up. He knew that story would generate traffic because people would see his headline, think “Thank GOD!”, and click through to read the story. He was probably right.

It ultimately wasn’t a ragtag band of open source developers that toppled Real’s dominant position, but rather a one-two punch from Microsoft then Macromedia/Adobe. Still, their job was made a lot easier by the prevailing mood. When we tried to rally the open source community a few years later, despite our success in landing deals with hardware vendors (which it appears they are still successful with), we didn’t get a lot of organic contribution. By then, MPlayer, GStreamer, Xine, VLC and other efforts were already underway, and contributors to those projects had little incentive to join forces with us at that point. The developers on those projects thought: “we can do this better, and why would we want to help Real anyway?”

Facebook has a pretty solid network lock-in going for them, so its not as though we’re about to witness a sudden collapse of their market position. However, they’ve got a serious problem with their brand, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Zuckerberg is in complete denial about it, preferring to think about the privacy controversy as a storm that will blow over soon enough. It’d be easy for the Facebook crew to believe that no one is going to be able to pull together all of the elements needed for head-to-head competition. I’m betting that’s not how it plays out. My guess is that someone like Twitter or Google figures out how to add just enough functionality that many more people feel comfortable giving up on Facebook. Moreover, if I were going into competition with Facebook, I think I’d try to turn their strength into a weakness. For example, for many younger people, a network not overrun with parents, grandparents and extended relatives might just be a selling point.

I’m not deleting my Facebook account anytime soon, but I know I don’t need everything Facebook currently offers.


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          Facebook Officially Hit 2 Billion Monthly Users   

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone on his Facebook page on Tuesday, only a few days after he shared the company’s new mission statement of “bringing the world closer to together.” Facebook reported 1.94 billion monthly and 1.28 billion daily users for its last quarterly earnings in May. With 2 billion users, Facebook is used […]

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          Facebook Can Be Your Church – Mark Zuckerberg Says   

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has suggested Facebook is able to offer a sense of community, filling the gap left by falling church membership. As the social networking site announced it had hit the two billion user mark – with one in every four people now using Facebook every month – Zuckerberg boasted the “world is […]

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          Randi Zuckerberg is opening a Chuck E. Cheese’s for modern kids in Tennessee   

Randi Zuckerberg envisions a future of integrated technology–and that starts with parents embracing interactive tech for their kids in a healthy way. That’s the inspiration for the Zuckerberg Media founder and CEO’s latest venture, Sue’s Tech Kitchen, an interactive “tech-driven pop-up dining experience” opening in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on July 28. It’s a space where families, […]


          Mark says, 2 billion Users are always Online as Facebook hits Milestone!   
Mark Zuckerberg came online on his official Page to announce to everyone that Facebook has finally and officially reached its milestone and it is quite a huge success for the company! Facebook hits 2 Billion users worldwide! Well, right now, this is to say, that “Facebook is Expanding” and connecting the world indeed! The Happy […]
          How Would You Feel If Facebook Ended the Ban on Sex Offenders?   
A recent Supreme Court decision found that laws barring access to social media sites is unconstitutional. So now, the National Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws has contacted Mark Zuckerberg, and issued a press release, calling for Facebook to end its ban on Sex Offenders. How do you feel about this? Continue reading…
          Facebooks Internet-Drohne beim zweiten Flug sicher gelandet    
Preview Die große "Aquila"-Drohne, die Internet-Zugänge in entlegene Regionen bringen soll, ist ein Prestige-Projekt von Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg. Der erste Flug endete mit einer Bruchlandung - für den zweiten Versuch hat Facebook seine Hausaufgaben gemacht.
          Facebook capai 2 bilion pengguna global, M’sia 22 juta   
CALIFORNIA: Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg mengesahkan jumlah pengguna Facebook mencecah 2 bilion, meningkat dua kali ganda berbanding 1 bilion pada Oktober 2012. Malaysia mencatatkan peratusan setinggi 75 peratus daripada jumlah 30 juta penduduk iaitu terdapat sekitar 22 juta pengguna Facebook. Amerika Syarikat kekal sebagai negara pengguna Facebook teramai 219 juta orang,  India […]
          Zuckerberg: Pewnego dnia Aquila podłączy do internetu 4 mld ludzi. Dron zakończył z sukcesem drugi test   
Bezzałogowy dron od Facebooka, który ma dostarczać internet 4 mld ludzi, znów bezpiecznie wzbił się w powietrze i znów wylądował. Tym razem przeleciał dłuższy dystans i spędził więcej czasu w powietrzu. Mark Zuckerberg zapowiada, że nadal będzie udoskonalać maszynę.
          Fabio Pereira edited Behavioral Diginomics   
book by Fabio Pereira
Options for Sub Titles:
BridgingthegapbetweenBehavioralEconomicsandDigital
WhatMarkZuckerbergcanlearnfromDanAriely
The brain science behind our digital world
The forces behind how we behave and make decisions in a digital world
AppliedlearningsfromNudge,Sway,ClickandPredictablyIrrational totheDigitalRevolution
Questions that the book will answer:
How three simple design principles frombehavioraleconomics helped people eat more healthy food
How a payment web address simple design led 45% more individuals
Moved to pay online
Why the president of the United States orderedexecutive offices and agencies to use behavioral science
What’s different in the digital world,for good and bad,about human behaviour and what we can do about it
What does brain science say about stereotype and how does it impact us when we’re scrolling our facebook timeline
The commercial digital worldarounduswantsourmoney,time,andattention, what can we do about this
How can I be more impactful and influential on digital platforms
How scientists observed 257 thousand people and what they learned about their behavior
How can behavioral science help people make self-beneficial choices and understand the implications of their decisions
How can designers use behavioral science discoveries tocreate digital interfaces
Chapter 1: The human side of digital
In this chapter:
Current state and growth predictions for the digital revolution
Cutting-edge research from the fields of social psychology and behavioral economics which influence the digital world
Introducing the importance of bridging the gap between Behavioral Economics and Digital with real world examples
A sneak peak:
The world has 7-8 billion people and 3 billion of them are internet users. There are 4.5 billion likes on Facebook and 5 million smartphones are sold on average everyday. I speak to my mom on Whatsapp, we're 15 thousand km apart, she lives in Brazil and I live in Australia. My most recent team of 17 people was distributed across 3 countries with 4 different timezones.
We use digital devices to make decisions everyday, what route to take when driving, which restaurant to go, what should we do on the weekend. We have these new tools and devices, yet so much of how we're influenced by them remains our pre-historic wiring, we're all humans after all.Drawing on cutting-edge research from the fields of social psychology, behavioral economics, and organizational behavior, Behavioral Diginomics reveals forces that influence everyone’s behavior...
Chapter 2: Digital nudges that help
In this chapter:
What nudges can be applied to digital channels (email, phone notifications, etc) to help people make better decisions?
Digital nudges in real world examples, scientific experiments and we can learn from them:
A pop-up box which got employees to save paper byprinting double-sided rather than single-sided
A shortened payment web address which led 45% more individuals to pay online
A digitalsignature box at the top ofa form which increased data accuracy
Simple design techniques which promoted workplace healthy snack choices
Pre-populated insurance quotes which allowed users to better choose what was appropriate to their current situation
Chapter 3: The power and responsibilities of defaults
In this chapter:
How defaults can be one of the most powerful nudges and some behavioral science stories around them, for example the fact that only4.25% of Denmark people are organ donors, whereas over 99% of Austrians are due to the difference of opt-in and opt-out.
Real world examples of how websites and other digital channels used defaults. For example Netflix's opt-out special offer which says"Please do not email me Netflix special offers."
Analysis of what different types of digital defaults can and have been used.
Pre-selected checkboxes
Opt-out checkboxes, which require an action to not participate
Sorted dropdown values "most selected" on top
Search results order which completely
Responsibilities of defaults:
The importance of having protection law against certain types of defaults, for instance automatically selling product B when you are buying product A.
Data privacy and what is behind a simple "Accept Terms and Conditions" click.
Chapter 4: User research is more than just surveys
In this chapter:
How behavioral economists found out that only asking how people would behave was not enough
Stories from the digital world where only asking questions was not enough:
184 reports that people said were needed. Only 6 fulfils 95% of all the use cases
In 2010 the media and users said they would "share", but now the "sharing economy" is dead.
Having users sign up for an digital service does not mean they will be active. For examplewhile running through itsseed funding a company had42,000 people signed up, though fewer than 10,000 were active. Signing up does not necessarily mean being an active user.
What else beyond surveys can be used to understand human behavior?
User research - watch users in action
Digital controlled experiments - run A/B tests with users and learn from that
"Go to the library" - use existing knowledge as a base building block and learn on top of it
A sneak peak:
“If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have asked for faster horses” -Henry Ford knew that asking a question was not enough.Every behavioral economist in the world also knows that. Not because they "guess", but because they setup experiments and ask people how they believe they would behave in certain situations, then collect the answers. However, when they expose those same individuals to those same situations, their observed behavior is extremely differently from what they had predicted for themselves.
Digital surveys are a powerful tool to seek understanding of human behavior. Almost everyday I receive a few of them in my email inbox. I'm a consultant, so part of my job is to visit different clients and help them solve their organisational problems. One of my clients had a system which generated 184 reports. This system had been developed using 15 year old technology, it was hard to maintain, there were not many employees around who knew how it worked anymore. The client decided to migrate the system to a new technology. There's usually a huge cost involved when re-writing these systems in new technologies, so prioritising which features are the most important ones saves these clients tons of money. My client's challenge at that time was to understand out of the 184 reports, which ones were the most used ones. So they decided to ask people through a survey. The results showed that almost all of the reports were needed, people were afraid of losing them so they said "Yes, I need this report, don't take it away from me", not in these exact same words, though. Someone who completely believed that people can predict their behavior and that they tell you the exact truth of the facts would have spent millions of dollars migrating all the 184 reports, however, this client decided to observe the repot usage. The result, not to my surprise, was that out of 184 reports, only 6 of them solved 95% of all the users' needs, only 6. Through observation this client saved millions of dollars because they knew exactly what were the most important features of their system. They knew exactly where to spend their money. Through observation, not only by asking questions.
Chapter 5: Humans who sell, buy and become loyal
In this chapter:
Digital Retail: Which discoveries from behavioral economics can be applied to digital retail.
You touch, you own it - A recent study shows that consumers who touch a product on a touchscreen device are more likely to buy it than if they are using a desktop computer with a mouse. Physical touch and touchscreen touch bring endowment effect. Another experiment shows that washing your hands decreases endowment.
Endowment and Customer Loyalty - Stories of companies which innovate using social science discoveries. For example, Loyal3, coined as the Uber of Wall Street, is a company which uses endowment effect to increase customer loyalty by giving customers and employees shares, which transforms them into passionate fans, a much more meaningful and valuable relationship to have with customers.
Chapter 6: Scrolling, Fast and Slow
In this chapter:
Introduction to dual process theory, our 2 brains - fast and slow, automatic and reflective
Attentional bias and the amount of information available to us online. Attention is the digital currency.
Attention Capital
how paying attention to something is getting harder the more information we have
how digital companies fight for user attention and now there's a price put on someone's attention, for example on YouTube ads before videos
63% of people say that Facebook is source of news about events and issues outside the realm of friends and family. At the same time there are1500 posts thatare eligible to appear in a Facebook user’s feed each day. This forces users to make fast decisions using their automatic brain, which is not accurate and may result on misconceptions and stereotypes of what information is being consumed.
"Should I like or should I hate this?"
"Should I comment on this post?"
"Should I connect with this person?"
Chapter 7: The Social Science of Agile Teams
In this chapter:
"The Best-Kept Management Secret On The Planet: Agile" (Forbes)
What is Agile?
Why Agile works and what social science is behind its practices
Team goals, deadlines and student syndrome
Motivation and communication
Ownership and endowment effect
Distributed teams. What are the human implications for teams that don't work face to face
Chapter objective:
People behavior is one of the centerpieces of Agile. Cognitive Psychology and Behavioral Economics have helped us achieve a better understanding of some human seemingly idiosyncratic behaviors, for example, the decoy effect on the decision-making process. Agile teams are constantly making decisions, for instance, while prioritising, estimating stories or choosing the size of an iteration.This chapter will compare behavioral economics controlled experiments to Agile. The anticipated result should be an increased awareness of the reasoning behind some Agile values, principles and practices which, as a consequence, should improve the way we apply them as agile adopters and practitioners.
Chapter 8: Big Data, Big Experiments, Big Learnings
In this chapter:
Initial overview of how usually social experiments in labs work:
usually tens or hundreds of participants are involved
process: recruitment,preparation, experimentation and results analysis.
The story of a studywhich used big data to observe 257,000 passengers on1,966 flights and how all data allowed a researcher to simulate thousands of studies.
Chapter 9: To Nudge or not to Nudge
In this chapter:
The final chapter will be an analysis on the legalities and moral values behind using this knowledge. Observing the world from different perspectives:
Digital companies who want to nudge customers
Government which might nudge to better serve their people
Users who should be aware of the nudges and biases to make better decisions
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          Il pivot di Facebook: «Niente più mondo aperto e connesso, sì alle comunità»   

Durante l’ultimo grande evento di Chicago, Mark Zuckerberg l’ha detto forte e chiaro: «Niente più mondo aperto e connesso, sì […]


          Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion - Vancouver Sun   

Vancouver Sun

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion
Vancouver Sun
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the new marker was reached early Tuesday and in a Facebook post said that he's proud of the role his ...

and more »

          If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world - The Sydney Morning Herald   

The Sydney Morning Herald

If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world
The Sydney Morning Herald
Facebook announced this week that 2 billion people - more than one quarter of the world's population - are now active users of the social network Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room 13 years ago. Two decades ago, the notion that billions of humans ...
Facebook Will Report Over 2 Billion Users With Its Second-Quarter EarningsNasdaq

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          Facebook’s New Privacy Settings: Here’s What Changed   

Facebook announced a revamp of its user privacy controls, responding to widespread public criticism following its f8 conference product launches with systematic changes that it said came out of weeks of nights-and-weekend work by its top engineers and designers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called the release a “modern privacy system” that reflects what the site has become and incorporates feedback from users.


          STEM Cats! Code Breakers   

Central Washington University's Continuing Education department is excited to introduce STEM Cats – A Digital Arts Summer Camp for ages 8 to 14!

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          If Facebook was a religion, it would be the second largest in the world   
Facebook announced this week that 2 billion people - more than one quarter of the world's population - are now active users of the social network Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room 13 years ago.
          25 tricky job-interview questions the best companies in America are asking   

Mark Zuckerberg question mark

With excellent perks, great pay and benefits, and high job satisfaction, employees at the 50 best companies to work for in America seem to have a good thing going.

But before you start seething with envy, you should see some of the questions they had to answer to get there.

To find these difficult and sometimes odd queries, Business Insider sifted through hundreds of reviews on Glassdoor submitted by people who recently interviewed at these top companies.

And although Google officially did away with its notoriously difficult brainteasers years ago, a few interviewers at Google and plenty more at other companies continue to carry the torch.

If you're thinking of tossing your hat in the ring, be sure to prepare yourself for some real head-scratchers:

SEE ALSO: The 50 best places to work in 2017, according to employees

DON'T MISS: Everything you should do in the minutes, hours, days, and weeks following a job interview

'How many pianos are in Poland?' —Boston Consulting Group intern candidate



'If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?' —Google associate account-strategist candidate



'How many Big Macs does McDonald's sell each year in the US?' —Facebook data-scientist candidate



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          Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion - Vancouver Sun   

Vancouver Sun

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion
Vancouver Sun
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the new marker was reached early Tuesday and in a Facebook post said that he's proud of the role his ...

and more »

          If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world - The Sydney Morning Herald   

The Sydney Morning Herald

If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world
The Sydney Morning Herald
Facebook announced this week that 2 billion people - more than one quarter of the world's population - are now active users of the social network Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room 13 years ago. Two decades ago, the notion that billions of humans ...
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          Facebook and organ donation: does getting people to sign up as organ donors actually make a difference?   
A year ago today, Facebook launched a PR blitz announcing that they were making it possible to publicize your organ donation status on Facebook. Donate Life America, the national coalition of state organ donation organizations, made it pretty clear that Facebook was launching a concerted PR effort:
In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” this morning, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the new initiative and became one of the first Facebook users to sign up to donate on the social network. Tonight Facebook’s COO and one of America’s most powerful businesswomen Sheryl Sandberg will sit down exclusively with Diane Sawyer. ABC News affiliates, ABC News Radio, Yahoo! and ABCNews.com will also feature coverage of the exciting new initiative. ESPN will be running two powerful organ donation stories throughout the day on SportsCenter that encourage organ and tissue donation.
Aaron Swartz, Kieran Healy and I had a short discussion about the prospects for an effect on Twitter. I was optimistic, but Healy said, "public support for donation hasn't been the bottleneck for a very long time."

The best data I've found on the impact of Facebook's efforts comes from a CBC news article from June 25th:
The Facebook drive had an immediate effect. In the first few days, more than 100,000 people changed their status to indicate they were willing to be donors.

To be official, a willing organ donor needs to sign up with their own government's donor program, so Facebook also provided direct links to local donor registries. Donate Life America (DLA), a non-profit dedicated to raising donor awareness, subsequently reported an average 1,000-per-cent increase in online donor registrations across the U.S. over the six days following the addition of the donor feature.

To put that in concrete terms, during that time period 33,406 people legally registered to be donors; other years the number of signups was much smaller – in 2011 for the same time period, it was 3,288. Since then, the signup numbers have stabilized at around 1,150 per day, which was still more than double the historical daily average of 548.
So the Facebook effort led some people who probably weren't on the list before to sign up as organ donors - if the pace kept up, which seems unlikely, Facebook would have led to around 200,000 additional people joining the list this year. But does getting people who aren't yet donors to sign up make much of a difference?

This may seem like a crazy question, so some context is useful: if you die in a way such that your organs could be donated, even if you're not a registered donor, the "organ procurement organization" (OPO) will still ask your family if they'd like your organs to be donated. The OPOs are good (and getting better) at asking, and most people do support organ donation, so they actually get permission from most families that are asked when their loved one wasn't a registered donor. Conversely, in most cases, even if you're registered as a donor, if your family says they don't want your organs donated, the OPO will follow their wishes (this happens pretty rarely, luckily). So, structurally, it's actually not all that obvious that getting more people to sign up as organ donors will make much of a difference, especially if the people you get to sign up are the ones whose families already support donation (which seems pretty likely).

The ideal way to address this problem would be to run a large randomized control trial: spend a bunch of money on randomly giving specific people messages about registering as donors, hopefully getting a big difference in registration rates between treatment and control groups, and then follow them for years to see if the treatment group actually ends up donating at higher rates. This would be expensive, time consuming, and difficult, and to my knowledge it's never been tried.

There are two easier strategies we can pursue to try to identify the impact of marginal donor registry sign-ups, though they won't have the same rigor as the RCT:

  1. compare the actual donation rates of people who are eligible to donate upon death who are and aren't registered donors
  2. comparing states based on the proportion of registered people and the proportion of eligible donors who actually donate. The data and code for my analysis are on github here and figshare here. Feel free to email me if you need any help interpreting; I didn't do much to document well.

Neither of these strategies is as good as an RCT, and in particular both will be unable to distinguish whether registration efforts are just leading more people who would donate anyway to sign up on the list, but they still provide useful information.



1. How much more often do eligible deaths turn into donations for registered than un-registered donors?

We need a few data points, some assumptions, and easy algebra to answer this question:

  • Overall, the consent rate for eligible deaths nationally in 2011 was 75.4% (big XLS; linked to from here). This figure includes both registered and unregistered donors. (I use 2011 data because it's the most recent available for the figures below and consistency seems more important than recency.)
  • Amongst all deceased donors in the U.S. in 2011, 36.2% had registered as donors prior to their deaths. (PDF)
  • There is conflicting data on how often families of registered donors consent for their loved ones' organs to be taken, but 96% seems to be a reasonable, if optimistic, forward-looking estimate:
    • The most recent data comes from a 2013 study by Heather Traino and Laura Simonoff, covering 1,090 families who were asked to donate on behalf of their loved ones, found that 97.6% of families of registered donors actually consented to donation. However, they also found that 85.6% of families of non-registered eligible donors consented to donation, much higher than the national average of 75.4%. This is particularly worrisome because they had some nonresponse bias, with families that consented to donation being more likely to participate, and the same problem may have arisen with families of registered donors, leading to an underestimate of the proportion of families of registered donors who refuse donation. If we assume the ratios of non-donation scale the same way from the sample toa  national group across registered and non-registered donors, we'd estimate that 24.6%/14.4% * 2.4% = 4.1% of registered donor families would refuse donation. Despite the nonresponse bias and the need to extrapolate, this study is the one I regard are most credible, as it is the largest and most recent. The estimated impact of the registry could be made more conservative by assuming that scaling to a nationally representative group occurs in the same proportion as the rate of consent -- 75.4%/85.6% * 97.6% = 86% -- but this strikes me as too conservative.
    • An older study from Ohio and Pennsylvania from 1994-1999 (Siminoff et al. 2001) finds that 89.3% of families that knew the deceased has a donor card consented to donation, but only 44% of families who knew the deceased didn't have a donor card consented, implying 10.7% of families of registered donors refuse donation. In the period since this study, all the states have passed laws allowing OPOs to obtain organs of registered donors even if families object, even if they don't do so in practice, and it seems likely that the rate of consent amongst registered donors would have risen as a result; 90% strikes me as a reasonable lower bound assumption.
    • A smaller study from North Carolina found that 20% of families of registered donors refused donation, but I think it's an outlier.
  • The key other assumptions that we need to get the calculation off the ground is that "eligible" donors are representative of all donors.
And then the basic equation is:
36.2%*95.9% + (1-36.2%)*x = 75.4%

Solving for x, we get:
x = (75.4%-36.2%*95.9%)/(1-36.2%) = 64% of non-registered donors consent to donating
If instead of assuming that 95.9% of registered donors consent when given the option, we assumed that 90% do, we'd estimate that 67% of non-registered donors consent to donating.

The national conversion rate for eligible donors (i.e. the rate at which they actually end up donating) in 2011 was 73.1% (big XLS; linked to from here), or 97% of the 75.4% consent rate. Applying that discount, we would estimate that:

  • Under the 95.9% assumption, registration is associated with a 31 percentage point increase in conversion: (95.9%-64%)*97%
  • Under the 90% assumption, registration is associated with a 22 percentage point increase in conversion: (90%-67%)*97%.

Since there were 8,993 eligible deaths reported in 2011, and an additional 1,554 "non-eligible" donations actually occurred (big XLSX; linked to from here). If we assume that the additional deceased donors consented at the same rate as eligible donors (couldn't find data on this), the 1,554 additional donors would come out of a pool of 2,061 potential additional donors (there were probably many more and conversion rates are lower, but I think it makes sense to focus on this), for a but actually occurring deceased donors, for a pool of 11,054 potential deceased donors. 2.51 million people died in the U.S. in 2011 (CDC PDF), so the rough chance of ever dying in a way that makes you donation-eligible is 0.44%. And since 311.8 million people lived in the U.S. in 2011, the chance of dying in a way that makes you donation eligible in 2011 was 0.0035%.

Multiplying these out, we'd expect adding 1 random person to the organ donation registry to increase the number of deceased donors in that year by 0.0011% (0.0035%*31%) and in their lifetime by 0.14% (0.44%*31%). So adding a million donors to the registry is expected to increase donation by 11 donors that year and 1400 donors per lifetime. Using the 90% instead of 95.9% assumption above would cut both of these estimates by about one third.

I've only been able to find one other attempt at this kind of analysis in the literature, and it wasn't very rigorous, but the value it comes out with is within an order of magnitude of mine: Tyler Harrison estimates that 1% of people die in a way such that their organs can be harvested, and that 95% of those who sign donor cards actually donate, while only 50% of those who don't sign their donor cards end up donating, for a net lifetime increase in donation due to registration of 0.45%, about three times my estimate. He claims, "Regardless, if we go by earlier assumptions on rates of consent and eligible donors, adding 200 names to a registry should result in one new donor over a lifetime."

Looking back on the Facebook data, my methodology for this part would suggest that, aggressively assuming that Facebook led to 200,000 new registered donors, that would have led to ~2 more actual donors in the past year, and would lead to ~280 over the course of a lifetime. Assuming that the benefits dropped off more quickly (which would be verifiable if Facebook or DonateLife America released the data) might cut the estimated effect in half or more.

All of this still assumes that the people Facebook got to sign up wouldn't have signed up, or, when the time came, donated, otherwise. In both cases, I find that assumption pretty dubious, and my arbitrary guess would be that as a result the estimates above are probably several times more optimistic than they should be, though it could easily be as much as a couple of magnitudes too optimistic; it's hard to see how they could be much too pessimistic.

2. Comparing states by the proportion of registered donors and eligible donor conversion rates

If registering donors makes a difference, we would expect that states that have a higher proportion of people registered as organ donors would also have a higher proportion of eligible deceased donors who actually ended up donating. I've looked, and I see surprisingly little evidence to support that hypothesis.

First, it's worth noting that, nationally, the number of registered organ donors has almost doubled since 2006. In 2006, there were an estimated 57 million registered donors in the U.S. (PDF), while at the end of 2012 data pointed to more than 109 million registered donors in the U.S. Over the same period, we haven't seen any massive increase in the total number of deceased donors, which continues to hover around 2,000 per quarter (8,000 per year):
(There is less variability on the left hand side of the graph because the 2006, 2007, and 2008 figures are imputed from annual data.)

This chart is inconclusive because it could still be possible that the increase in registered organ donors did a lot to prevent a secular decline in total donations, but this chart doesn't look very good for the case that registering donors makes a big difference to donation rates.

Applying the roughly 50 million increase in the number of registered donors above to the optimistic figures calculated in the previous section, we would predict another ~550 deceased donors per year, or an extra ~140 deceased donors per quarter. There is enough natural variability in the annual donation figures that we might not be able to detect such a change graphically, but there doesn't appear to be much evidence of that kind of systematic increase in the chart.

To control for the possibility that there might be a secular decline in the number of people who die in ways that would make them eligible to donate, we should look at the proportion of eligible potential donors who actually end up donating, rather than the absolute number of donors:

There's a subtle but detectable increase in the "conversion rate" (i.e. the proportion of eligible donors who end up donating) over the period we look at, leaving open the possibility that increases in the number of registered donors may be making a difference. Re-scaling the chart would make the growth in the conversion rate more obvious.

The data underlying these charts is actually available at the state level, so it's possible to make some more informed inferences (and some prettier charts).

For instance, we can look at the state-specific trend in the proportion of the population that are registered as organ donors (never above 60% because the denominator includes, e.g., children, who don't register):
There's a general upward trend over time across almost all of the states, but there's considerably more noise than is apparent in the national data, and a fair amount of missing data (e.g. in Puerto Rico).

Looking at a similar chart for the conversion rate (i.e. the proportion of eligible donors who end up donating), we see considerably more variation, which makes sense because of the smaller sample sizes:
Comparing the conversion rate to the proportion of eligible donors by state, there are many states that look like they fit the hypothesis decently well (e.g. Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii) and others that look like counterexamples (e.g. Alabama, Maine, Montana):

The obvious thing to do in this case is a regression (or a series of regressions). Cutting to the chase, we can reject effect sizes of the magnitude predicted by the algebra above (e.g. 11 additional deceased donors per year per million additional registered donors). To my knowledge, this analysis has never been done before in the literature.

Brief regression results:

Model 1 is a simple OLS regression of the quarterly number of deceased donors on the number of eligible deaths, population, and number of registered donors in each state. However, the standard errors aren't appropriate because they don't reflect the clustering of observations in by state and time: this regression basically assumes that I was able to observe the data in 966 random places. Model 1 finds that for every million additional donors, we get 5 (=4*1.3) additional deceased donors per year, and the result is highly statistically significant.

Model 2 more appropriately controls for the fact that we actually only have observations from 52 "states" (DC and Puerto Rico are included), and that there could be correlated shocks across states by time. In this model, we're unable to reject the possibility than the number of registered donors by state is uncorrelated with the number of deceased donors. To be statistically significant, adding an additional million donors to the registry would have to be correlated with about ~4 more deceased donors per year, and we don't observe that correlation. I consider this the most credible model of the three.

I'm not sure what to make of the switch in the sign of the coefficient on state populations between Models 1 and 2, but I find it a little worrisome. In addition, dropping population from Model 2 results in a positive and statistically significant coefficient on the number of designated donors for reasons I don't really understand. (I mean, I know it's because population and the number of designated donors are correlated, but I'm not really sure why the population continues to be correlated with the number of deceased donors after eligible deaths and quarter and state fixed effects are included; it seems likely that it's because states that have faster-growing populations are also experiencing higher conversion rates, which I wouldn't necessarily expect.)

Model 3 also includes state and quarter fixed effects, and just regressed conversion rate on the portion of the state population registered as donors, not finding anything statistically significant.

I wasn't all that thorough in exploring the solution space of possible regressions on this data, and I'm not highly confident in the regression results, so both for the sake of replicability and to allow others to continue the analysis if they see fit, my poorly-documented R script is up on github here and the data it uses are on figshare here.

I didn't spend much time documenting the code or data, so drop me an email if you need help interpreting.

Conclusion

I've worked through two approaches to trying to estimate the impact of adding people to the list of registered donors. Though they differ quite a bit in assumptions and conclusions, both support the conclusion that the impact of adding a million people to the organ donor registry is likely less than 10 additional deceased organ donors per year, and probably quite a bit smaller than that. This would imply that Facebook's efforts to lead people to sign up as organ donors over the past year have led to <2 additional organ donors this year.

My vague impression is that the organ donation community spends a huge amount of its time, money, and effort trying to get more people to sign up as organ donors. My analysis here has been tentative and exploratory, but I think the lack of stronger empirical evidence for an actual impact of those registries is startling, and that it would be worth a fuller exploration by people with more subject-matter expertise than I have. Given that there are a lot of other strategies for improving organ donation, continuing to focus on donor registration outreach seems like it may be leaving a lot on the table.
          Facebook rejected her application the first time -- now she's part of a new initiative on how Facebook can step up its hiring practices (FB)   

facebook candace zhuCandace Zhu/Facebook

When Candace Zhu first applied to work at Facebook as a software engineer, she was rejected.

She had interviewed well, but it was decided that she wasn't a great match for the role — she originally went to college for business, and only picked up programming later in life through community college classes and online learning. By contrast, many Facebook employees hold technical degrees from top schools like UC Berkeley or Stanford.  

Fortunately for Zhu, Facebook's recruiters flagged her as a candidate for a new program at Facebook: The Rotational Engineering Program, a year-long initiative that's designed to get people from non-traditional tech backgrounds like Zhu the skills they need to get hired into a full-time role at the social network. 

And so, back in December 2016, Zhu and 34 others started at Facebook as the first batch of the Rotational Engineering program. Members of the program work alongside full-time Facebook engineers, contributing code to the social network and its array of services. The only major difference is that they receive extra mentorship from the leader of their team. After six months, they move to another team. And yes, they get full pay and the same benefits as full-time employees.

Now, Zhu is embedded with the Facebook smartphone app team, picking up skills that will ideally make her a stronger candidate for the original role in which she interviewed. "Of course," she wants to stay at Facebook, Zhu told Business Insider, but she says that what she's learning would give her an edge anywhere.

"I can go anywhere and use these skills," Zhu said. "I grew so much in this time." 

'All of them are doing pretty damn well'

Facebook Engineering Director Nimrod Hoofien, the rotational program's internal sponsor, said that introducing the program to Facebook's engineering teams was "nerve-wracking." There was no way to tell how they would react. Within two hours, though, he had 60 Facebook engineering teams willing to participate. 

Facebook isn't the only one taking a crack at this, with companies like LinkedIn offering similar programs. But where those existing programs tend to focus on picking up fresh graduates from coding "bootcamps" like the nine-week Dev Bootcamp program, Facebook is aiming to take a broader approach.

facebook nimrod hoofienFacebook

There are lots of people who are either self-taught, or who came to programming later in life. Many of them are from disadvantaged or otherwise underrepresented groups, and they may never have picked up the skills or experience that Facebook is looking for. And yet, just by taking those first steps into the world of tech, they've demonstrated real drive, Hoofien said.

"There are cases where we see huge growth potential, despite the fact that the candidate's current skills aren't exactly where we would like them to be," Hoofien said.

A little over six months in, this is still very much an experiment for Facebook. So far, so good, according to Hoofien. Members of the rotational program have so far contributed to updates to internal software like Facebook's GraphQL database tool, as well as the Ad Manager app for Facebook advertisers. 

"All of them are doing pretty damn well," Hoofien said. "People perform highly, and have high impact." 

'Getting people to believe in themselves is a big deal'

Silicon Valley companies have long been criticized for mainly hiring people who meet a certain profile — predominantly straight, white men who went to an Ivy League or otherwise prestigious school. It's led to a huge problem where women, people of color, and other groups are underrepresented in the tech industry

Meanwhile, Facebook has renewed its efforts to hire more diverse candidates, even as it comes under constant fire for its slow progress. And while Hoofien acknowledged that the Rotational Engineering Program isn't a magic bullet, he said that it has an important role to play, bringing in people Facebook might otherwise have missed.

Mark ZuckerbergGetty

Intriguingly, Hoofien said the biggest "blocker" to this program that many people who qualify are really nervous to take the plunge. Because they don't match the traditional "profile" of a Facebook employee, it's a challenge to convince these candidates that they might belong at Facebook.

"Getting people to believe in themselves is a big deal," Hoofien said.

For her part, Zhu had a simple answer when asked if she was nervous to start at Facebook: "No." 

Zhu said she was excited to get started, and that she's experienced great support from the Facebook engineers with whom she's been working. At one point, she said, her whole team stayed with her until 9 p.m. so they could solve a problem. 

"I feel this mentorship is very special," says Zhu.

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          Zuckerberg veut transformer Facebook en une « Eglise » séculière de communautés, organisant et contrôlant les groupes sociaux   

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  Un « sommet des communautés » pour transformer les membres des réseaux Facebook en disciples d’une nouvelle Eglise séculière et en agitateurs associatifs contrôlés par des algorithmes d’intelligence artificielle : l’ambition de Mark Zuckerberg, PDG du gigantesque réseau social qui connecte deux milliards d’individualités virtuelles, devient paroxystique. Lors d’une intervention devant les congressistes de ce « sommet » réuni à Chicago jeudi 22 juin, […]

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          Netzwerke | Schutz der Würde, auch auf Facebook   
Heiko Maas’ Gesetz gegen Hass im Netz hat viel Kritik abgekriegt. Aber es bietet eine Chance
Schutz der Würde, auch auf Facebook

Heiko Maas' Gesetz zielt in erster Linie auf Artikel 1 des Grundgesetzes – die Menschenwürde
Foto: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Das konnten die Professoren ja nicht ahnen. Während eine Handvoll renommierter Juristen im Anhörungssaal des Bundestages ständig das V-Wort bemühte (V wie verfassungswidrig!), versteckte die Regierung ihren Entwurf zum Staatstrojaner als unscheinbare Änderung in einem anderen Gesetz. So passierte, was nicht hätte geschehen dürfen: Das Spähwerkzeug für Smartphones, das mancher als den weitgehendsten Eingriff in die Grundrechte in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik bezeichnet, wurde fast geräuschlos verabschiedet. Aber das vergleichsweise harmlose und von vielen als Pilot gegen Hassrede und Volksverhetzung angesehene Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG) verursachte eine kakofonische, ja hysterische Debatte.

Bei Angela Merkel wird gern die asymmetrische Demobilisierung kritisiert. Die Jura-Professoren, die gegen das NetzDG anrannten, fielen indes auf eine asymmetrische Mobilisierung herein. Heiko Maas stachelte sie mit seinem NetzDG zu lautem Protest an – und sein Kollege Thomas de Maizière winkte dahinter den Staatstrojaner durch. Die Professoren beschwerten sich darüber, dass Maas die Meinungsfreiheit (Artikel 5) einschränke, weil er von Facebook und anderen sozialen Netzwerken fordert, dass die Konzerne Hassreden binnen 24 Stunden aus den Kommentarspalten entfernen.

Dabei zielt Maas in erster Linie auf Artikel 1 des Grundgesetzes – die Menschenwürde. Er will, dass auch in Nutzerprofilen und Kommentarspalten, die Facebook zur Verfügung stellt, die Menschenwürde erhalten bleibt. Was in vielen Fällen nicht klappt. Es dauert lange, bis die Moderatoren von Facebook, Twitter oder Youtube Beschimpfungen, Beleidigungen und Volksverhetzungen löschen. Keine Online-Plattform eines Zeitungsverlags, kein Redakteur und auch kein Blogger könnte es sich leisten, auf seinen Seiten stehen zu lassen, was bei Facebook quasi zum Alltag gehört.

Die Moderatoren des Zuckerberg-Imperiums haben indes ein sehr feines Gespür, wann sie reinigend eingreifen. Als Jugendschutznet dem Konzern 574 schwere Volksverhetzungen in Facebook-Posts jeweils anonym meldete, löschte Facebook nur 39 Prozent davon. Als Jugendschutznet dieselben schweren Verstöße als Jugendschutz-Organisation meldete, löschten Facebooks Tatortreiniger 90 Prozent der Hassreden.

Facebook wird künftig wohl anders mit Hasspostings umgehen müssen. Zwar zwangen die Netzlobbyisten in der CDU- und SPD-Fraktion Heiko Maas dazu, seinen Entwurf zu entschärfen (Facebook soll sich zum Beispiel 48 Stunden Zeit lassen können, um Hassreden zu löschen), aber die Arbeitsgrundlage des Konzerns hat sich geändert. Künftig muss es in Deutschland auch bei Facebook einen Beauftragten geben, der mit seinem Namen dafür steht, dass die Reinigungsarbeit auch funktioniert. Blogger kennen diese Anforderung schon lange. Gut, dass sie endlich auch für die mächtigste meinungsmachende Maschine des Planeten gilt.

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          Worldview and Apologetics in the News   
Maher: The Best Thing You Can do for the Environment Is ‘Not Produce Another Resource-Sucking’ Human

Canada Becomes First Western Country To Legalize Bestiality

Hasbro CEO: ‘We eliminated the old delineation of gender’ to be more ‘inclusive’

Five Proofs is coming

Turkey to stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools because it is 'controversial and difficult to understand'

The CBC says children seeing nude men at Pride is a good discussion opportunity

Waving a Rainbow Flag is Not a Neutral Act

Uplifting Story: Police surprise 4-year-old with SWAT vehicle, presents at birthday party

Mormons are changing their tune on same-sex marriage

Turkey: Daughter Kept from Father

Suspect in killing of Muslim teen had been accused of a previous assault, report says

Scott Turner’s Purpose and Desire — An Important New Voice in the Evolution Debate

Nancy Pelosi: Republicans’ Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood ‘Dishonor God’

Why Atheist Richard Dawkins Supports Religious Education in Schools

Heartbreaking: The European Court of Human Rights sentences a little British boy to death

She Has Down Syndrome But Swam the English Channel and She’s the First to Receive an Honorary Doctorate

New Comedy “Choice, The Musical” Celebrates Abortion

Planned Parenthood Doc Caught Saying She’d “Break the Baby’s Neck” if Baby Born Alive After Abortion

Pilot criticized for asking passengers to pray after plane started intensely shaking midflight

Two families blaming Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ for their teens’ suicides

Tim Tebow homers on first day after Mets promotion

The Vatican’s Statement On UK Baby Condemned To Die Is Frightening

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Fill the Role Played by Churches

Trump WH declines to recognize LGBT Pride Month

Use Your Power for Good, Mr. President

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Last week's edition is here.

          Facebooks Internet-Drohne beim zweiten Flug sicher gelandet   

Facebooks Internet-Drohne beim zweiten Flug sicher gelandetFacebooks Internet-Drohne ist nach der Bruchlandung beim Jungfernflug zum zweiten Mal in die Luft gestiegen. Die «Aquila»-Drohne sei nach 106 Minuten Flug «weich» in der Wüste von Arizona gelandet, schrieb Gründer und Chef Mark Zuckerberg in der Nacht zum Freitag.



          Facebook rejected her application the first time -- now she's part of a new initiative on how Facebook can step up its hiring practices (FB)   

facebook candace zhuCandace Zhu/Facebook

When Candace Zhu first applied to work at Facebook as a software engineer, she was rejected.

She had interviewed well, but it was decided that she wasn't a great match for the role — she originally went to college for business, and only picked up programming later in life through community college classes and online learning. By contrast, many Facebook employees hold technical degrees from top schools like UC Berkeley or Stanford.  

Fortunately for Zhu, Facebook's recruiters flagged her as a candidate for a new program at Facebook: The Rotational Engineering Program, a year-long initiative that's designed to get people from non-traditional tech backgrounds like Zhu the skills they need to get hired into a full-time role at the social network. 

And so, back in December 2016, Zhu and 34 others started at Facebook as the first batch of the Rotational Engineering program. Members of the program work alongside full-time Facebook engineers, contributing code to the social network and its array of services. The only major difference is that they receive extra mentorship from the leader of their team. After six months, they move to another team. And yes, they get full pay and the same benefits as full-time employees.

Now, Zhu is embedded with the Facebook smartphone app team, picking up skills that will ideally make her a stronger candidate for the original role in which she interviewed. "Of course," she wants to stay at Facebook, Zhu told Business Insider, but she says that what she's learning would give her an edge anywhere.

"I can go anywhere and use these skills," Zhu said. "I grew so much in this time." 

'All of them are doing pretty damn well'

Facebook Engineering Director Nimrod Hoofien, the rotational program's internal sponsor, said that introducing the program to Facebook's engineering teams was "nerve-wracking." There was no way to tell how they would react. Within two hours, though, he had 60 Facebook engineering teams willing to participate. 

Facebook isn't the only one taking a crack at this, with companies like LinkedIn offering similar programs. But where those existing programs tend to focus on picking up fresh graduates from coding "bootcamps" like the nine-week Dev Bootcamp program, Facebook is aiming to take a broader approach.

facebook nimrod hoofienFacebook

There are lots of people who are either self-taught, or who came to programming later in life. Many of them are from disadvantaged or otherwise underrepresented groups, and they may never have picked up the skills or experience that Facebook is looking for. And yet, just by taking those first steps into the world of tech, they've demonstrated real drive, Hoofien said.

"There are cases where we see huge growth potential, despite the fact that the candidate's current skills aren't exactly where we would like them to be," Hoofien said.

A little over six months in, this is still very much an experiment for Facebook. So far, so good, according to Hoofien. Members of the rotational program have so far contributed to updates to internal software like Facebook's GraphQL database tool, as well as the Ad Manager app for Facebook advertisers. 

"All of them are doing pretty damn well," Hoofien said. "People perform highly, and have high impact." 

'Getting people to believe in themselves is a big deal'

Silicon Valley companies have long been criticized for mainly hiring people who meet a certain profile — predominantly straight, white men who went to an Ivy League or otherwise prestigious school. It's led to a huge problem where women, people of color, and other groups are underrepresented in the tech industry

Meanwhile, Facebook has renewed its efforts to hire more diverse candidates, even as it comes under constant fire for its slow progress. And while Hoofien acknowledged that the Rotational Engineering Program isn't a magic bullet, he said that it has an important role to play, bringing in people Facebook might otherwise have missed.

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Intriguingly, Hoofien said the biggest "blocker" to this program that many people who qualify are really nervous to take the plunge. Because they don't match the traditional "profile" of a Facebook employee, it's a challenge to convince these candidates that they might belong at Facebook.

"Getting people to believe in themselves is a big deal," Hoofien said.

For her part, Zhu had a simple answer when asked if she was nervous to start at Facebook: "No." 

Zhu said she was excited to get started, and that she's experienced great support from the Facebook engineers with whom she's been working. At one point, she said, her whole team stayed with her until 9 p.m. so they could solve a problem. 

"I feel this mentorship is very special," says Zhu.

NOW WATCH: A Facebook director who interviews up to 100 candidates a year reveals how to make your résumé stand out


          Facebook prepara-se para entrar na produção de séries e programas próprios   

As primeiras séries e programas com o selo de produção própria do Facebook podem chegar já no final deste Verão. A rede social de Mark Zuckerberg prepara-se para entrar em concorrência directa com plataformas como as do Netflix ou Amazon.

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          How Would You Feel If Facebook Ended the Ban on Sex Offenders?   
A recent Supreme Court decision found that laws barring access to social media sites is unconstitutional. So now, the National Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws has contacted Mark Zuckerberg, and issued a press release, calling for Facebook to end its ban on Sex Offenders. How do you feel about this? Continue reading…
          Facebook Beğenmedim (Dislike) Butonu   
Facebook’ta gördüğümüz kötü ya da hoşlanmadığımız paylaşımları, sadece “beğen” butonu ile derecelendirebilmek Facebook kullanıcılarının bu sosyal medya platformunda yaşadığı tuhaf ikilemlerin en büyüğüydü. Günümüzün en büyük sosyal ağı olan Facebook’ta, hoşlanmadığınız ya da fikir ayrılığı yaşadığınız paylaşımları artık ‘dislike’ edebilecek; yani ‘beğenmedim’ diyebileceksiniz. Beğenmedim butonunu kısa bir sürede kullanıma açacaklarını belirten Zuckerberg, bu yeni butonun aynı zamanda empati kurmak amacı ile ...
          Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook can be your church   


By Sky, June 28, 2017 
As the social networking site announced it had hit the two billion user mark - with one in every four people now using Facebook every month - Zuckerberg boasted the "world is a little brighter now".

With 100 million users taking part in what Zuckerberg called "meaningful communities" within Groups on Facebook, he spoke of his ambition to raise that number to a billion.

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          How to Overcome Your Fear of Negotiation   

Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, recounts a story of how she negotiated her salary with Mark Zuckerberg in her 2013 best selling book on women, work and leadership, Lean In. She says that when it came time to consider the offer from the Facebook CEO, she related her negotiation back to the … Continue reading "How to Overcome Your Fear of Negotiation"

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          Zuckerberg Urges Grads to Assess Risk   
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard University, the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network, to urge its graduating class to help create a new social safety net to allow creative risk-taking.
          El alma de Terra   
Aristóteles, que no leía la Wikipedia, ni sabía lo que era Google decía que para que algo tuviera una identidad única tenía que estar dotado de alma y de cuerpo, es decir, de forma y materia. Una unión natural, perfecta y única. No sabía nada el griego. Corría el verano de 1998 y un grupo de chavales que habíamos estrenado los «tuenti años» convivíamos con otros que superaban los treinta y tantos y llevaban camisas de manga corta a rayas con bolsillo para meter el boli bic cristal. Eran los pasillos de la sede de una empresa llamada Telefónica Servicios y Contenidos por la Red. Los primeros veníamos a crear productos, servicios y contenidos digitales. Nos habíamos caído de la cama de la universidad la noche anterior. Los segundos eran ingenieros de la teleco que daba acceso a Internet con la marca TeleLine. El polo norte y el polo sur cruzándose miradas de desconfianza. Vigilando a estos dos batallones estaban los jefes que venían de Gran Vía 28 (entonces estaba allí la sede central de Telefónica). Un año después, en 1999, nació Terra, la compañía internet para los mercados hispano luso parlantes. La compañía de los récords. La compañía que copó más titulares en los medios de comunicación en los años de inicio de la popularización de Internet. Terra no la creó un Mark Zuckerberg que por entonces estrenaba los 15 años y aún no conectaba nada. Terra la crearon cientos de personas. No hay un fundador. Fuimos decenas de fundadores iniciales. Éramos muy diferentes en casi todo, pero logramos realizar equipos inclusivos con el lema: haz, analiza, aprende, vuelve a hacer. Los ingenieros enseñaban a definir funcionalidades de productos a los periodistas. Los periodistas aprendían con diseñadores a su lado a crear contenidos multimedia que eran por entonces ensaladas nunca antes vistas. Y los comerciales aprendían a integrar marcas en contenidos aportando valor. Quizás por eso Terra hizo muchas cosas «por primera vez». La primera vez que se retransmitió un partido de fútbol en vídeo por Internet; que puso más de medio millón de canciones disponibles en streaming; que tuvo cientos de películas online; que cubrió Juegos Olímpicos y Mundiales de fútbol con cámaras on demand por los usuarios… El alma de Terra fue su gente. Un capital humano único e irrepetible que coincidió en el tiempo en una docena de países del mundo y que supo ser inclusivo, es decir, que supo mezclarse bien. Lo que se llama hoy, gestión del talento. Hay decenas de ex empleados de Terra que dirigen grandes compañías de internet, algunas incluso propias. Como se decía estos días en LinkedIn, la gran escuela de trabajadores de internet en España salió del ecosistema Terra. Aunque Terra ya hace años que no es nada de lo que fue cuando se fundó, esta semana ha vuelto a ser noticia porque se le ha puesto la puntilla y desaparecerá de internet. Desparecerá en su materia, pero no en su forma. Porque como decía el griego, en la forma está el alma y esta sigue representada en todos los que la hicieron: trabajadores, proveedores, clientes… Juanjo Amorín es un empresario digital español
          Episode 252: Luscious Stinking Dung Lips   
Congressman Steals Pope Francis' Water, Brags About It   Maine mayor: ‘Name and shame’ welfare recipients so special needs kids will stay out my state   Paranoia-Rama: Obama's Election Theft, Pope Francis' Diabolical Scheme And Cashing-In On Kim Davis   Bachmann: God May Destroy America Over Gay Marriage Just Like Sodom   Pastor Has Epic Freakout When He's Protested For His Hate   Michele Bachmann Lies About Drowned Syrian Boy To Attack Refugees   Charitable Misgivings: Did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donate $992.2 million to Planned Parenthood?   'Lesbian Obesity Study' Significance, Outcome Divides Media Outlets  
          Facebook now Reaches to 2 Billion Registered Users   
Facebook now Reaches to 2 Billion Registered Users
Facebook is one of the fastest growing social platforms. Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook Reaches 2B MAP Milestone, Yes that is the Huge Number and this show how Facebook has changed the way to communicate and make connections in the World. The official Facebook app has tonnes of features, unlike other messaging apps […]     Continue Reading

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          Facebook Is Making People Crazy   
Matt Yglesias says Mark Zuckerberg could do the world a favor by deep-sixing Facebook: It makes people unhappy and it’s destabilizing politics around the world. He should shut it down. He won’t starve. He bases his call to action on research like this: Overall, our results showed that, while real-world social networks were positively associated […]
          Pak van het Facebookeria niveau - de Facebook spel   
Facebookeria Level Pack is het vervolg op Facebookeria spel van de fysica, het is anders dan Facebookeria Players Pack. Uw missie is om te schieten mark zuckerberg en hebzuchtige kapitalisten feed met aandelen en geld.
          25 tricky job-interview questions the best companies in America are asking   

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With excellent perks, great pay and benefits, and high job satisfaction, employees at the 50 best companies to work for in America seem to have a good thing going.

But before you start seething with envy, you should see some of the questions they had to answer to get there.

To find these difficult and sometimes odd queries, Business Insider sifted through hundreds of reviews on Glassdoor submitted by people who recently interviewed at these top companies.

And although Google officially did away with its notoriously difficult brainteasers years ago, a few interviewers at Google and plenty more at other companies continue to carry the torch.

If you're thinking of tossing your hat in the ring, be sure to prepare yourself for some real head-scratchers:

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'How many pianos are in Poland?' —Boston Consulting Group intern candidate



'If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?' —Google associate account-strategist candidate



'How many Big Macs does McDonald's sell each year in the US?' —Facebook data-scientist candidate



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          Free Money: Potential Presidential Candidate Mark Zuckerberg Suggests That All Americans Should Get A ‘Universal Basic Income’   

Should everyone in America receive a “basic income” directly from the federal government?  Considering the fact that we are already 20 trillion dollars in debt, such a concept may sound quite foolish to many of you, but this is an idea that is really starting to gain traction in leftist circles.  In fact, Facebook CEO [...]

          Sejarah Facebook   
Mark Zuckerberg memulai Facebook pada dari ruang kamarnya di Harvard. Setelah berhenti sekolah dan pindah ke Silicon Valley, penemu Facebook ini mulai memantapkan langkahnya di bisnis situs jejaring social. Saat ini Zurkerberg merupakan milyuner terkaya di dunia sepanjang sejarah yang menghasilkan kekayaan sepenuhnya dari usaha sendiri.
Facebook adalah website jaringan sosial dimana para pengguna dapat bergabung dalam komunitas seperti kota, kerja, sekolah, dan daerah untuk melakukan koneksi dan berinteraksi dengan orang lain. Orang juga dapat menambahkan teman-teman mereka, mengirim pesan, dan memperbarui profil pribadi agar orang lain dapat melihat tentang dirinya.
Hebohnya, dalam waktu dua minggu setelah diluncurkan, separuh dari semua mahasiswa Harvard telah mendaftar dan memiliki account di Facebook. Tak hanya itu, beberapa kampus lain di sekitar Harvard pun meminta untuk dimasukkan dalam jaringan Facebook. Zuckerberg pun akhirnya meminta bantuan dua temannya untuk membantu mengembangkan Facebook dan memenuhi permintaan kampus-kampus lain untuk bergabung dalam jaringannya. Dalam waktu 4 bulan semenjak diluncurkan, Facebook telah memiliki 30 kampus dalam jaringannya.
Dengan kesuksesannya tersebut, Zuckerberg beserta dua orang temannya memutuskan untuk pindah ke Palo Alto dan menyewa apartemen di sana. Setelah beberapa minggu di Palo Alto. Zuckerberg berhasil bertemu dengan Sean Parker (cofounder Napster), dan dari hasil pertemuan tersebut Parker pun setuju pindah ke apartemen Facebook untuk bekerja sama mengembangkan Facebook. Tidak lama setelah itu, Parker berhasil mendapatkan Peter Thiel (cofounder Paypal) sebagai investor pertamanya. Thiel menginvestasikan 500 ribu US Dollar untuk pengembangan Facebook.
Pada September 2005 Facebook tidak lagi membatasi jaringannya hanya untuk mahasiswa., Facebook pun membuka jaringannya untuk para siswa SMU. Beberapa waktu kemudian Facebook juga membuka jaringannya untuk para pekerja kantoran. Dan akhirnya pada September 2006 Facebook membuka pendaftaran untuk siapa saja yang memiliki alamat e-mail.
Tidak ada situs jejaring sosial lain yang mampu menandingi daya tarik Facebook terhadap user. Hingga Juli 2007, situs ini memiliki jumlah pengguna terdaftar paling besar di antara situs-situs yang berfokus pada sekolah dengan lebih dari 34 juta anggota aktif yang dimilikinya dari seluruh dunia. Terdapat penambahan 200 ribu account baru perharinya Lebih dari 25 juta user aktif menggunakan Facebook setiap harinya. Rata-rata user menghabiskan waktu sekitar 19 menit perhari untuk melakukan berbagai aktifitas di Facebook.
Melihat perkembangan yang begitu signifikan tersebut sang pendahulunya Friendster bermaksud untuk membeli facebook seharga 10 juta US Dollar, namun ditolak oleh Zuckerberg. Ia juga pernah menolak tawaran dari Viacom yang ingin membeli facebook seharga 750 juta US Dollar, dan terakhir tawaran dari Yahoo yang ingin membeli facebook seharga 1 milyar US Dollar.
Pada usia 23 tahun, penemu situs jejaring social Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg adalah milyuner termuda sepanjang sejarah yang menghasilkan kekayaan dengan usahanya sendiri. Seperti diumumkan oleh majalah Forbes, Zurkerberg ada pada urutan 785 dalam daftar orang – orang terkaya dunia.
Mark hari ini masuk dalam urutan nama orang yang paling berpengaruh dalam dunia industri berteknologi tinggi. Demikian hasil penilaian sebuah panel sekumpulan pakar dari agenda pertemuan VIII Setter pool oleh Silicon.com. Agenda Setter fokus pada 50 orang yang mengubah wajah industri teknologi di tahun 2007 dan merupakan tolak ukur sukses di industri IT.
Di Indonesia
Sejak FB booming, banyak orang yang meninggalkan account friendster-nya dan menggantikannya dengan FB. Situs ini mampu menjadi lambang gaul masyarakat modern. Dengan tingkat pertumbuhan sebesar 645 persen pada 2008, Indonesia menjadi negara Asia Tenggara dengan tingkat pertumbuhan penduduk tercepat di Facebook, mengalahkan Malaysia, India, Thailand, Singapura, dan bahkan Cina.
Yang lebih hebat, 831 ribu orang Indonesia yang ada di FB ini ternyata baru mewakili 0,4 persen dari jumlah total penduduk Indonesia. Pada tahun 2007, terdapat penambahan 200 ribu account baru per harinya. Lebih dari 25 juta user aktif menggunakan FB setiap harinya. Rata-rata user menghabiskan waktu sekitar 19 menit per hari untuk melakukan berbagai aktifitas di FB.
Facebook kian melambung ketika Barack Obama, ketika itu Capres AS, menggunakannya untuk menggalang dukungan dan dana kampanye. Saat itu sahabat Obama tercatat 5.338.731 orang. Satu faktor yang memberi sumbangsing pria yang pernah sekolah di Indonesia ini menjadi Presiden AS.
Politikus dunia yang tertara namanya di FB adalah John Mc Cain, Sarah Palin, Nelson Mandela, Silvio Berlusconi, Nicolas Sarkozy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dr Mahathir Mohammad. Di Indonesia ada SBY, Gus Dur, dan Megawati Soekarno Putri. Di level lokal ada Alex Noerdin, Dodi Reza, Aziz Kemis, Dhaby. (sumber: google.com)


          Changing the Conversation About Addiction | Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Post on Addiction Recovery   

On April 29, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg shared his experience meeting with people from Dayton, Ohio, to discuss their recovery from opioid addiction. His Facebook post has received thousands of responses from people all over the world, many of whom shared their own experiences related to opioid abuse. Whether they personally struggled, or had family members […]

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          How Would You Feel If Facebook Ended the Ban on Sex Offenders?   
A recent Supreme Court decision found that laws barring access to social media sites is unconstitutional. So now, the National Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws has contacted Mark Zuckerberg, and issued a press release, calling for Facebook to end its ban on Sex Offenders. How do you feel about this? Continue reading…
          If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world - The Sydney Morning Herald   

The Sydney Morning Herald

If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world
The Sydney Morning Herald
Facebook announced this week that 2 billion people - more than one quarter of the world's population - are now active users of the social network Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room 13 years ago. Two decades ago, the notion that billions of humans ...
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          Zuckerberg reveals aggressive growth plan, and more   
Facebook has a new look, Yahoo is still independent and BT may be able to predict the future. Sort of. See what happened this week in interactive.
          Will Facebook's Heat Make MySpace Meat?   
Facebook has come on so strong lately that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made his rivals look like fuddy-duddies. But will its meteoric rise equal MySpace-sized ad dollars?
           Facebook, banda larga nelle zone del mondo digital divise con i droni Aquila    
Facebook sta svolgendo i primi esperimenti per portare la banda larga nelle aree più 'critiche' del mondo. Per raggiungere l'obiettivo e consentire collegamenti Internet ad alta velocità nelle aree digital divise (dove non ci sono infrastrutture di rete sufficienti) Facebook ha in programma di usare droni capaci di gestirsi autonomamente una volta in volo.

I droni di Facebook si chiamano Aquila ed erano stati presentati esattamente un anno fa: Facebook, banda larga in tutto il globo con Aquila.


Dopo il primo test fallimentare (il primo Aquila si è schiantato sul deserto del Nevada in seguito a un problema tecnico), Facebook ha annunciato di aver concluso il secondo esperimento con risultati più che soddisfacenti.

Un drone Aquila, fatto decollare lo scorso 22 maggio (la società fondata da Mark Zuckerberg ha rilevato i dettagli dell'operazione soltanto oggi), è rimasto in volo per un'ora e 46 minuti atterrando poi alla perfezione in corrispondenza del luogo precedentemente designato.

La quota a cui 'lavora' Aquila è pari a circa 18 chilometri dalla superficie terrestre: la sua apertura alare è pari a quelle di un aereo di linea ma i suoi consumi energetici sono minimi (a velocità di crociera, appena 5.000 Watt).
Aquila si muove in modo autonomo e molto lentamente: una volta raggiunto l'assetto di volo prestabilito, infatti, il drone rimane pressoché stazionario in modo da ottimizzare le operazioni di invio e ricezione dati con le postazioni dislocate sulla superficie terrestre..
          9 Months Later, Facebook Marketplace Is Still Pretty Much Just For Murderers   
What’s Marketplace like now? Nearly nine months later, you can’t find an assault rifle — but Mark Zuckerberg’s sad bazaar of horrors is still serving some straight-up murder-y vibes.
          Facebook has more friends, but our friendliness is sketchy | Opinion   

Facebook has a lot of friends — 2 billion active monthly users to be exact. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of the social media behemoth, announced the benchmark Tuesday. According to WebProNews, its users represent more than a quarter of the world's 7.5 billion people.

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          Facebookeria Level Pack - Facebook gry   
Facebookeria Level Pack jest sequelem gry Fizyka Facebookeria, różni się od Facebookeria graczy Pack. Twoim zadaniem jest strzelać mark zuckerberg i karmić chciwych kapitalistów z akcji i pieniądze.
          Facebook chystá veľkú zmenu: Chce zatočiť s VECOU, ktorá nám ide všetkým na nervy   
NEW YORK - O novinke na sociálnej sieti Facebook sa už hovorí nahlas. Potvrdil to svojimi slovami aj samotný šéf Mark Zuckerberg. Zmeny by sa mali týkať v podpore a v spravovaní existujúcich zmysluplných skupín. Vyhodnocovanie bude mať na starosť umelá inteligencia, ktorá bude rozhodovať na základe presných kritérií.
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El presidente y fundador de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, ha visitado la UN para mantener un encuentro con los alumnos
          ¿Qué es y cómo funciona la “burbuja de filtros” de Internet?   
¿Qué es y cómo funciona la "burbuja de filtros" de Internet?
Fue Mark Zuckerberg el que dijo “saber que una ardilla muere en tu jardín puede ser más relevante para tus intereses que saber que muere gente en África”. Esta cruda sentencia está estrechamente relacionada con la burbuja de filtros de Internet. y hoy te explicamos en qué consiste.
          Changing the World: the ABA at the First Facebook Communities Summit   

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg preaches the virtues of community, with the ABA Rare Bird Alert Facebook Group featured on the screen behind him

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          Facebook struggles with its censorship rules, often censoring black activists speaking out on racism   

Black activists who regularly use Facebook to discuss issues of racial justice are quite familiar with “Facebook jail.” That’s the nickname they’ve given it when your account is locked for a period of time for violating the posting rules. The problem is that what is allowed and what is considered inappropriate material that ultimately gets banned seems quite random and often ends up protecting the most privileged groups of people.

Black activists routinely talk about being banned for their posts about racism—particularly when they directly write things challenging or that call out white people about their racism. This is... curious. While those posts may be provocative and make folks uncomfortable, they are not violent or threatening. Meanwhile, significantly more disturbing and violent content seems to go unnoticed. It is as if in Facebook’s efforts to deal with hate speech, certain legitimate political expression gets censored while other kinds of hateful speech goes unchecked.

In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims. “Hunt them, identify them, and kill them,” declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. “Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”

Higgins’ plea for violent revenge went untouched by Facebook workers who scour the social network deleting offensive speech.

But a May posting on Facebook by Boston poet and Black Lives Matter activist Didi Delgado drew a different response.

“All white people are racist. Start from this reference point, or you’ve already failed,” Delgado wrote. The post was removed and her Facebook account was disabled for seven days.

This makes you wonder who and what exactly Facebook is protecting. The company says that its algorithms do not allow for attacks against larger groups of people (white people, in this instance) designated as protected categories. But specific “sub-categories” of people (radicalized Muslims) are fair game. 

The reason is that Facebook deletes curses, slurs, calls for violence and several other types of attacks only when they are directed at “protected categories”—based on race, sex, gender identity, religious affiliation, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation and serious disability/disease. It gives users broader latitude when they write about “subsets” of protected categories. White men are considered a group because both traits are protected, while female drivers and black children, like radicalized Muslims, are subsets, because one of their characteristics is not protected.

We get it. Facebook is a huge, worldwide company trying to develop very objective standards for how it addresses discrimination amongst its users. This cannot be an easy task. But the fact remains—not all people in society are positioned equally. Not all speech is fair and equal. Like it or not, it does have a specific meaning and send a very particular message when black female activists are repeatedly banned for their anti-racist posts when white men are free to post all manner of offensive and gross things about specific groups of people.

One document trains content reviewers on how to apply the company’s global hate speech algorithm. The slide identifies three groups: female drivers, black children and white men. It asks: Which group is protected from hate speech? The correct answer: white men. [...]

The company recently pledged to nearly double its army of censors to 7,500, up from 4,500, in response to criticism of a video posting of a murder. Their work amounts to what may well be the most far-reaching global censorship operation in history. It is also the least accountable: Facebook does not publish the rules it uses to determine what content to allow and what to delete.

There are no US government requirements for Facebook or other social media platforms to censor content. But in an increasingly polarized society, how do platforms protect users and monitor when free speech crosses the line into indirect or direct violence? And if banning is concentrated among a specific population, especially when that population is already a marginalized group, at what point does the site take responsibility and require accountability to do better?

“There is no path that makes people happy,” [Dave Willner, a member of Facebook’s content team said]. “All the rules are mildly upsetting.” This is not an enviable position for Facebook to be in. In a company guided by logic, objectivity and computer science, they no doubt struggle with how to tackle censorship and prevent users from utilizing hateful and degrading language. At the same time, the seemingly disproportionate impact on black people and other minorities using the platform to lift up issues of racial justice get sent a powerful message that our voices don’t count and that our speaking truth to power via social media is not welcome. Who knows what the future of this platform will bring? But if users have to go through such incredible lengths to get their messages out there, it is likely that they may gravitate toward other, less restrictive platforms in the future. 


          Israel arresting Palestinians for "incitement" Facebook posts - resistance to occupation is verboten   
One of the more insidious aspects of Israel's military dictatorship in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is its blanket monitoring of Palestinian social networks and other forms of communication via the internet. This often leads to arrests being made. A recent report by 7amleh, the Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement, names 21 Palestinians who have been imprisoned or detained by Israel for their posts on Facebook. An ongoing narrative popular among Israeli propagandists in the past few years blames the nebulous concept of "incitement" for the phenomenon of Palestinians fighting back against Israel's brutal occupation forces. A Mossad proxy organisation misleadingly known as the "Israel Law Centre" (aka Shurat HaDin) has even launched lawsuits against Facebook for supposedly facilitating terrorism. A US federal court threw the billion-dollar case out in May. Last year, Israel's anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) minister Gilad Erdan claimed that Israeli blood was "on the hands of Facebook" and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Shurat HaDin even organised a campaign to raise money for a billboard that would have been erected outside Zuckerberg's home.
          If Facebook were a religion, it would be world’s 2nd largest   
Facebook announced last week that 2 billion people — more than one-quarter of the world’s population — are now active users of the social network Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room 13 years ago. There are more Facebook users than speakers of any of the world’s languages, according to Ethnologue, a long-running catalog of the world’s languages (exact counts are difficult, but with the vast majority of China’s 1.3 billion residents able to speak Mandarin, it is the planet’s most commonly spoken language). Any service growing that quickly is bound to experience some mishaps — recall that the tagline for “The Social Network,” the 2010 movie about Facebook’s rise, was, “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” In recent months, Facebook has come under criticism for, among other things, suppressing conservative viewpoints, enabling suicide and murder, killing journalism, making people unhealthy and destroying democracy as we know it. Caught up in the din of daily Facebook controversies, it’s easy to forget that none of us — not even Facebook — has any idea what it truly means to have a quarter of humanity plugged into a single product, governed by a single set of rules and norms, uploading deeply personal information to a single database, making a single company the gateway between ourselves and the advertisers who want us to buy stuff.
          Facebook continúa la guerra contra las noticias falsas   
Facebook continúa la guerra contra las noticias falsas

La red social ha creado un nuevo algoritmo para reducir la presencia de noticias falsas y spam.

Facebook ha desarrollado un nuevo algoritmo para identificar noticias falsas o spam en el News Feed de los usuarios. La actualización tendrá como objetivo a las personas que publican en más de 50 ocasiones por día ya que, según la compañía, una gran parte de su contenido es información no deseada por los usuarios.

Según una investigación publicada este viernes 30 de junio en un comunicado, este tipo de usuarios tan activos comparten enlaces que "tienden a incluir contenido de baja calidad como clickbait, sensacionalismo y desinformación". Por ello, Facebook reducirá la distribución de este tipo de publicaciones para que los usuarios demasiado activos tengan menos presencia en la red social.

El algoritmo se aplicará solamente a enlaces y no tendrá repercusión para las páginas, los vídeos, fotos o actualizaciones de estado. Los hipervínculos bloqueados por Facebook no serán investigados ni se tendrá en cuenta el contenido porque la red social ve una relación clara entre un usuario demasiado activo y las noticias falsas o spam.

Facebook lanzó en diciembre de 2016 un plan piloto en Estados Unidos para incluir un botón en la red social que permitiera reportar noticias falsas identificadas por los usuarios. Por otro lado, Mark Zuckerberg anunció que utilizarían la inteligencia artificial para reconocer publicaciones que puedan tener como objetivo reclutar yihadistas o cualquier contenido ofensivo.

Instagram anunció que también utilizará la tecnología para bloquear comentarios negativos y, por su parte, Google apostó por su sistema de verificación de hechos (fast check) para combatir el auge de las noticias falsas en internet.


          Facebook Now Boasts 2 Billion Users Every Month   
It is safe to say that Facebook has definitely become the standard of social networks as the company has recently confirmed that they are now hosting 2 billion users every month. This was originally announced by Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a post on his Facebook page confirming the figures. Zuckerberg’s post reads, “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people! We’re making progress connecting […]
          Facebook actualiza algoritmo de feed de noticias para mostrar menos spam   

Facebook Logo App MóvilFacebook acaba de lanzar otra actualización de su algoritmo de la feed de noticias que tiene el objetivo de reducir los enlaces de baja calidad, especialmente spam. Esto es algo a lo que la red social de Zuckerberg nos tiene acostumbrados, seguido actualizan este algoritmo con el objetivo de mostrar mejor contenido con información importante […]

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          Alter, Geschlecht, Studium, Branche: Diese Voraussetzungen müsst ihr erfüllen, um 100.000 Euro zu verdienen   

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Nach dem Abitur stellt sich vermutlich jeder Absolvent diese Frage: Was soll ich jetzt machen? Einige orientieren sich an dem, was sie gerne tun, wieder andere schauen, wo sie am meisten Geld verdienen könnten oder folgen dem Rat ihrer Eltern. 

Einer neuen Studie von Stepstone zufolge, gibt es einige Grundregeln, die ihr beachten solltet, wenn ihr später einmal ein Jahresgehalt von 100.000 Euro erreichen wollt.

Faktoren für ein hohes Jahresgehalt

Und es gibt einige Faktoren, die ihr berücksichtigen müsst, wenn ihr anstrebt, irgendwann sogar mehr als 100.000 Euro pro Jahr zu verdienen. Verantwortung auf mittlerer Managementebene ist einer der Punkte. Wer Verantwortung in einem Unternehmen trägt, verdient in der Regel bereits mehr als ein Abteilungsleiter.

Natürlich ist auch die Branche von großer Bedeutung. In einem großen Unternehmen ist es zudem wahrscheinlicher, ein gutes Gehalt zu bekommen als in einem kleinen oder mittelständischen Unternehmen.

Ihr wollt in den Gesundheitsbereich einsteigen? Damit habt ihr gute Chancen, euer Gehaltsziel zu verwirklichen. Im Schnitt bekommt ihr dort 142.300 Euro Brutto pro Jahr, wie Stepstone herausgefunden hat.

Im Bankwesen liegt ihr mit 140.800 Euro nur knapp dahinter, gefolgt von der Nahrungsmittelindustrie, in der ihr im Schnitt 138.300 Euro im Jahr erhalten könnt. IT-Fachkräfte erhalten 135.000 Euro im Durchschnitt, bei Finanzdienstleistern sind es sogar 1.700 Euro mehr im Jahr.

Spitzenverdiener mit Voraussetzungen

Wer in dieser Gehaltsliga mitspielen möchte, muss in der Regel Führungsverantwortung übernehmen. Nur knapp 10 Prozent schaffen es auch ohne diese Voraussetzung, die 100.000 Euro-Marke zu knacken. Mehr als die Hälfte der Spitzenverdiener haben diese Gehaltsgrenze überschritten (55 Prozent), weil sie Verantwortung auf mittlerer Managementebene übernommen haben.

Das ist allerdings nicht der einzige Faktor, den es zu beachten gilt. Selbstverständlich kommt es auch auf den richtigen Arbeitgeber an. Immerhin drei von zehn Spitzenverdienern arbeiten in einem Unternehmen mit mehr als 10.000 Mitarbeitern, etwa 20 Prozent in Unternehmen mit bis zu 5.000 Angestellten.

Nur 1,4 Prozent schaffen es, die 100.000 Euro im Jahr zu verdienen, obwohl sie in einem Unternehmen mit bis zu zehn Mitarbeitern arbeiten.

Studienfach ist von Bedeutung

Wer keinen Studienabschluss hat, der wird das Ziel von 100.000 Euro Jahresgehalt und mehr wahrscheinlich eher nicht erreichen, es sei denn er ist selbstständig. 82 Prozent der Spitzenverdiener haben einen Studienabschluss. Doch das alleine reicht noch nicht aus.

Nur ein Prozent der Topverdiener haben Sozialwissenschaften oder Politik studiert, bei 0,3 Prozent waren es Geschichts- oder Kulturwissenschaftler.

BWL und VWL sind dagegen noch immer gute Studiengänge, um das Ziel zu erreichen. Laut der Studie kam ein Drittel der Spitzenverdiener aus diesen Bereichen. Ein Ingenieursstudium hatten immerhin 20 Prozent der Topverdiener.

Geschlechtergraben in den Spitzenpositionen

Führungskräfte verdienen mehr, wenn sie nicht nur ein Diplom oder einen Master vorweisen können, sondern auch über einen Doktortitel verfügen. In diesem Bereich liegen sie mit 141.900 Euro fast 10.000 Euro über dem Durchschnittsgehalt der Topverdiener, die im Schnitt 132.200 Euro im Jahr erhalten.

Ein großer Gehaltsunterschied ist auch zwischen Männern und Frauen zu erkennen. Nur jeder zehnte Topverdiener ist weiblich. Im Schnitt sind diese 47 Jahre alt.

Stepstone hat für die Studie 5.000 Datensätze von Topverdienern analysiert, die ein Jahresgehalt von mehr als 100.000 Euro hatten. Bezogen hat sich die Analyse auf Gehaltsreports seit dem Jahr 2014.

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          2 Milliarden Nutzer: So stark ist Facebook in den vergangenen 10 Jahren gewachsen (A1JWVX)   

Facebook ist das mit Abstand größte soziale Netzwerk der Welt. Das ist bekannt. Wie stark Facebook aber in den vergangenen zehn Jahren gewachsen ist, hat Mark Zuckerberg nun auf seiner Facebook-Seite verkündet. Der Geschäftsführer und Gründer des Unternehmens sagte, dass mittlerweile eine historische Nutzermarke durchbrochen wurde. Demnach gibt es derzeit mehr als zwei Milliarden aktive Nutzer.

Was in der Harvard-Universität als kleines Projekt begann und 2004 noch eher ein Hobby war, breitete sich über die Jahre wie ein Lauffeuer um die ganze Welt aus. Mittlerweile ist jeder vierte Mensch der Erde bei Facebook. Bedenkt man zudem, dass das Unternehmen auch WhatsApp und Instagram besitzt, ergibt sich daraus eine unglaubliche Marktmacht, die Facebook immer wieder versucht zu nutzen, um Snapchat und andere Konkurrenten zu vernichten.

Dank der Werbeeinnahmen gehört Facebook zu den wertvollsten Unternehmen der Welt.

Wie ihr in der Grafik der Statistikwebsite Statista sehen könnt, dauerte es fünf Jahre, nämlich von 2012 bis jetzt, um die zweite Milliardenmarke an Nutzern zu erreichen. Auch zeigt ein Diagramm, dass es noch immer potenzielle neue Nutzer auf der Welt gibt. Da die Kurve nicht abflacht, könnte der Trend zumindest in den nächsten Jahren weiterhin anhalten und somit auch den Wert des Unternehmens steigern.

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          Social media has a deep, dark history   

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It was in April 2016 that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media platform was providing its nearly two billion users the opportunity to livestream content. The move was viewed as a natural extension of the platform’s primary goal: providing a space for the average person to share their daily experiences, from the mundane to the meaningful.

Almost as quickly, users found ways to live-broadcast the worst of their nature, including the “Easter Day slaughter” in which the fatal shooting of a 74-year-old Cleveland grandfather was livestreamed.

In response, calls have increased for Facebook to either shutter the service or find a way to better regulate its content. Rev. Jesse Jackson, for example, remarked that Facebook Live is being used by people “as a platform to release their anger, their fears and their foolishness.”

Many have referred to these behaviors as Facebook’s “dark side” and demanded that the company find a solution to prevent such antisocial behavior.

However, a brief look through the history of social media shows us that dark behaviors are neither unique to Facebook nor something new to today’s users.

A dark history

Poet and technology author Judy Malloy wrote about the earliest precursors to social media networks as places of creativity and community. For example, programs such as Berkeley’s Community Memory allowed 1970s users a digital space to post content and share stories for others in the community to read, with popular content including personal ads and short stories.

old-computers-apYet even those halcyon days had their dark moments. In 1985, author Lindsy Van Gelder wrote about her experiences with the CompuServe CB Simulator, one of the world’s first online chat rooms. Among the popular channels in CB Simulator were those devoted to romance and relationships, which were of particular interest to LGBTQ individuals who found it difficult to discuss gender identity and sexual preferences in public. While many users found love online – a 1991 wedding hosted in CB Simulator is thought to be the first online wedding – in Van Geldr’s case, she was deceived into an intimate online romantic relationship by a man posing as a disabled woman.

Stories of sexual aggression turned perhaps darker in 1998, when technology journalist Julian Dibbell wrote about a sexual assault that took place in a text-based online world called LambdaMoo. The notion of a sexual assault online might seem odd given that users have no physical contact with one another. Yet, a LambdaMoo user named “Mr. Bungle” hacked the program in a way that allowed him to have complete control over other users’ behaviors, such as their conversations and descriptions of their movements.

He used this hack to cause users to engage in obscene and violent sexual acts with their own bodies, having the players describe where and how they were touching themselves and others, but without consent, according to Dibbell’s account. Mr. Bungle claimed that his actions were just a prank, despite his victims’ insistence that they had been humiliated by his actions (or at least the actions that he forced them to perform or describe while performing). The story is notable, given that online relationships can be just as intimate and important as offline ones.

Fast forward to early 2006, and the story of Evan Guttmann and his friend’s stolen Motorola Sidekick mobile phone captivated the internet. What started as a simple blog about a teenager who refused to return the phone to its rightful owners turned into a story of a growing internet mob – followers of Evans’s blog tracked down the teen’s home address and harassed the family.

Later in 2006, users of MySpace would hear the tragic story of Megan Meier, a Missouri teenager who took her own life after the boy she met online (a MySpace user named “Josh”) shunned her. It was only later, after investigations were done, that Megan’s family found out that the boy “Josh” was really the mother of a girl that Megan had recently gotten into a fight with. That incident led to the passage of the United States’ first cyberbullying laws.

Understanding social media

These stories are examples of what can happen when a single user discovers ways to use a technology that weren’t intended by designers: using the anonymity of CompuServe to deceive, using clever programming scripts to alter other users’ behaviors, using blogs to draw attention to a minor offense, and using social media to create a false identity. In each case, deceptions and actions had dramatic real-life consequences for those involved.

Most importantly, these stories serve as examples of how to understand Facebook specifically, and social media in general. It is important that users realize that the ethics of Facebook communication are no different than the ethics of any other form of human communication. Rather than dismissing social media as wasteful and distracting and passing this perspective on to our children, they need to recognize that the enterprise of human communication is as meaningful online as it is offline.

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Commentators have blasted Facebook’s livestreaming option as “essentially barrierless broadcasting system,” but such critiques ignore the benefits of that “barrierless” broadcasting, such as connecting families separated by oceans and providing voice to persecuted groups. Even violent footage can, at times, be beneficial: The Facebook Live broadcast of a July 2016 police shooting in Minnesota served as a powerful reminder about social injustice and policing in the United States. Counterterrorism forces have come to rely on social media posts to track and better understand terrorist activities online.

To combat misuse of livestreaming, Facebook recently announced the hiring of an additional 3,000 monitors to screen live videos. However, in my view, ultimately, the responsibility for the content of social media falls to the digital citizens who create and interact in the space on a daily basis.

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          HORA DE ENFRENTAR FACEBOOK E GOOGLE?   


Punição da União Europeia e estudo independente reconhecem: os dois gigantes querem cercar a internet e eliminar sua diversidade. Mas como frear seu poder?

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Essa semana, Google e Facebook – dois dos maiores gigantes do capitalismo de vigilância contemporâneo – sofreram duros golpes em suas reputações corporativas, abrindo um debate mundial sobre a ética de suas ações e as vulnerabilidades de nossa dependência a esses monopólios da era digital.

Na terça-feira (27/06), a Comissão Europeia impôs uma multa de quase 9 bilhões de reais ao Google por “abuso de posição dominante como motor de busca” e “por dar vantagem ilegal a seu próprio serviço de compras comparativas”. Trata-se da maior punição antitruste a uma única empresa já realizada na Europa.

As investigações foram conduzidas por Margrethe Vestager, comissária da União Europeia para defesa da concorrência (e forte liderança do Partido Social-Liberal da Dinamarca). Ela revelou que oGoogle situava sistematicamente em lugar destacado seus próprios serviços de compras comparativas, “colocando em lugar pior os serviços de comparação rivais nos resultados de busca”. Para a comissária, o Google “ocupa uma posição dominante nos mercados de busca de internet no Espaço Econômico Europeu” e, com suas práticas de manipulação, “abusou da posição dominante dando a seus próprios serviços uma vantagem ilegal”.

Em um processo de investigação sigiloso, realizado desde 2014, Vestager reuniu um amplo conjunto de provas, incluindo 5,2 terabytes de resultados de busca (1.700 milhões de consultas), experimentos e estudos que demonstravam a visibilidade e o comportamento de consumidores em número de cliques, dados financeiros da Google e seus competidores e o declínio de acessos em websites europeus.

Para analistas do Financial Times, a decisão é um divisor de águas na regulação antitruste aplicada à “nova geração de empresas de tecnologia dominantes dos Estados Unidos”. Um terço da receita do Google com publicidade em buscas na Europa vem dos anúncios de compras que foram analisadas pela União Europeia. A decisão, enfim, “abre o coração do mecanismo de busca do Google” e possibilita o debate sobre como outros poderão utilizar seu mecanismo para conseguir uma melhor exposição.

Para quem se recorda do chamado de Richard Sennett de 2013 para “quebrar o poder de mercado do Google”, a decisão reabre um debate sobre monopólios na era digital. “A dominação é real e deve ser combatida”, dizia Sennett, por mais que essas empresas nos pareçam boazinhas.

Na quarta-feira (28/06), o centro independente de investigação ProPublica divulgou documentos internos do Facebook sobre o modo como seus 2 bilhões de usuários têm seus discursos avaliados, passando por filtros de censura sobre o que poderia configurar “discurso de ódio”.

De acordo com a denúncia do ProPublica, os algoritmos – fórmulas matemáticas que executam ações e comandos – do Facebook geram resultados socialmente questionáveis, assegurando os direitos de grupos com posições sociais asseguradas (como homens brancos) e desprotegendo grupos minoritários (crianças negras, por exemplo). Documentos internos vazados da empresa mostram que revisores de conteúdo eram orientados a trabalhar com uma fórmula simples (protected category + attack = hate speech). “Sexo” e “identidade de gênero”, por exemplo, são consideradas categorias protegidas, ao passo que “idade” e “ocupação” não. Como a fórmula exige uma dupla combinação de categorias protegidas (PC + PC = PC), discursos voltados a mulheres motoristas não são considerados de ódio, pois há uma categoria não protegida, que é ocupação (PC + NPC = NPC).

O simplismo de fórmula matemática do Facebook e a tentativa de “proteger todas as raças e gêneros de forma igual” despertou a crítica de acadêmicos. Denielle Citron, da Universidade de Maryland, argumentou que as regras do Facebook ignoram o espírito do direito e a análise contextual da proteção. O Facebook saiu em defesa própria, alegando que as políticas não possuem resultados perfeitos e que é “difícil regular uma comunidade global”.

Em ensaio para revista Wired, Emily Dreyfuss analisou a denúncia da ProPublica e argumentou que o problema é maior é que o Facebook é “muito grande para ser deletado”. Ao conectar um quatro da humanidade, as pessoas que precisam de uma plataforma para expressão não são capazes de sair – mesmo se forem alvos de censuras arbitrárias ou desproteções, como o caso dos algoritmos de “discurso de ódio”.

Isso leva a uma situação paradoxal. Ativistas em defesa da privacidade e lideranças do movimento negro – que atacam práticas realizadas pelo Facebook, como coleta maciça de dados e tratamento tecnológico desigual para brancos e negros – dependem do Facebook para compartilhar informação, pois as perdas são muito grandes ao deletar sua conta e isolar-se da rede de Zuckerberg. “São poucos os que podem se dar ao luxo de abandonar o Facebook e utilizar outras redes”, afirma Dreyfuss.

Renata Mielli, ativista integrante da Coalizão Direitos na Redeem ensaio para o Mídia Ninja nesta quinta-feira (29/06), foi perspicaz no diagnóstico: “O Facebook está sugando a internet para dentro de sua timeline”. Ele é o “maior monopólio privado de comunicação do mundo”, colocando em cheque as bases de nossa democracia.

Retomamos, assim, à grande provocação de Richard Sennett: se sabemos que esses gigantes devem ser quebrados e se estamos cientes dos aspectos prejudiciais desses monopólios sociais, o que podemos fazer?

A The Economist, em matéria de capa no mês de maio1, surpreendeu os progressistas ao oferecer uma crítica ao poder do Google e Facebook. A revista inglesa argumentou que é necessário “repensar radicalmente” os instrumentos antitrustes para os gigantes de coleta de dados (Google e Facebook), pois os reguladores ainda estão presos a conceitos de era industrial, ao passo que os instrumentos de análise devem ser voltados a empresas de tecnologia focadas em dados.

A Economist também propôs duas ideias embrionárias: aumentar a transparência sobre como os dados pessoais são coletados e monetizados (aumentando poder de barganha dos “fornecedores” – ou seja, nós mesmos) e redefinir conceitos jurídicos aplicáveis a essa nova indústria, tratando os data vaults (bancos de dados modelados para fornecer armazenamento histórico de longo prazo) como “infraestrutura pública”, forçando o compartilhamento de dados para estimular a competição.

Seriam ideias viáveis? Talvez. O mais importante, nesse momento, é mobilizarmos essas perguntas e forçarmos uma discussão sobre alternativas políticas e institucionais.

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* Rafael A. F. Zanatta é pesquisador em direito e sociedades digitais. É mestre em direito e economia política pela International University College of Turin e mestre em sociologia jurídica pela Universidade de São Paulo, onde foi coordenador do "Núcleo de Direito, Internet e Sociedade"


          MS looking to invest in Facebook   
Software Giant and makers of the Xbox console Microsoft are interested in buying 5% of online community site Facebook. For Facebook this would add an extra $15 billion in terms of value to the compan, which shot to fame in a very short time span. the actual value for the shares is an estimated $400 million.

Facebook, which is led by its 23-year-old Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, wants to raise money to expand its operations.

Google is also rumored to have interest in Facebook.
          Facebook declares war on spammy link sharers   
Facebook plans to fight fake news and spam sites by filtering out chronic over-sharers, who – so the social network’s research suggest – routinely end up filling your wall with clickbait. It’s the latest in the company’s attempts to cut down on the sort of often-baseless sensationalism that was particularly highlighted as a problem in the run-up to the US … Continue reading
          SACHBUCH - Die perfekte Frau und der Tod   
Vor zwei Jahren verlor Facebook-Managerin Sheryl Sandberg ihren Ehemann. Er starb mit nur 47 Jahren. Über ihre Trauer und den Umgang damit hat sie jetzt das Buch "Option B" geschrieben. Ein Text von Belinda Luscombe, die für das "Time Magazin" Sandberg und Zuckerberg traf.Von Focus Magazin-Autor Belinda Luscombe
          Inside the world of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg   

          Facebook’s Sex Offender discrimination policy under attack   
Civil rights group calls on Zuckerberg to follow Supreme Court’s lead Washington, D.C. — Representing nearly a million American citizens and their families, the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) is asking Facebook to permit registered sex offenders to create and maintain user accounts on the world’s largest forum for social communication for the first time since early 2009. On June 19, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting access to social media sites such as Facebook are unconstitutional when applied to registered citizens who are no longer under any form of judicial sentencing such as probation or post-release supervision. A week after the unanimous decision was handed down, NARSOL’s Executive Director, Brenda V. Jones, sent a letter on behalf of the civil rights group’s board of directors calling on Zuckerberg and Facebook to end its nine-year-old policy prohibiting registered citizens from creating or maintaining accounts. Facebook—along with the then much larger MySpace—was browbeaten into a 2008 agreement with state attorneys general prohibiting registered citizens from accessing its online forum for social networking. Since then, Facebook has grown from 150 million users to nearly 1.4 billion, a fact noted by the eight supreme court justices who decided in favor of Lester Packingham and against a NC law prohibiting access to social media. NARSOL’s letter is addressed personally to Mark Zuckerberg and cites to Facebook’s newly revised mission statement: To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together,  and its logical connection with these words from the Supreme Court’s decision: “Even convicted criminals—and in some instances especially convicted criminals—might receive legitimate benefits from these means for access to the world of ideas, in particular if they seek to reform and to pursue lawful and rewarding lives.” “This is the next logical step to take,” said Brenda Jones, NARSOL’S executive director. “Denying First Amendment rights to American citizens based solely upon status or a pejorative label has now been condemned by the highest court in the land. Now it’s time for Facebook to take this even further by removing its blanket ban.” “The world has changed considerably since 2008. It’s nearly impossible for a person to function without access to these ubiquitous forums for keeping up with family and friends, exchanging photos, discussing ideas, expressing opinions for and against whatever happens to interest you. The Court recognized this in its decision. It’s time Facebook did the exact same thing. Bring down this un-American ban, Mr. Zuckerberg!” Jones concluded.
          Da Mark Zuckerberg a Bill De Blasio. Quando il vip è un dormiglione   

Da Mark Zuckerberg a Bill De Blasio. Quando il vip è un dormiglione

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Watson is the most effective voice on YouTube. The Cult of Liberalism that has taken control of the West's "governance" is a Tyranny. UK, US, EU all subsets of Globalist Liberalism are tyrannies. With the Tyranny are all aspects of Cult manifestation, a complete devastation of prior culture, art, psychological harmonies and knowledge. The Cult must debase all. No different than the ISIS freakoids breaking up ancient archeological and religious sites. They rampage through academia, Constitutional order, sovereign borders—whatever is foundational and normal. Inherent to modern deconstruction of social norms is the godless separation from Nature and Human Values. They particularly hate individuals of accomplishment, families, small congregations and communities, cohesiveness and conviviality. They must have namelessness, separateness, soullessness. They use techniques all Cults use that produce Stockholm syndrome clinging to the Cult as the only balm from the despair they create. Authority of the Elites in the Cult (Government especially) is idolized and protected as if a Queen in a Hive were under attack. All drone bees cluster in defense, regardless of the danger. We saw this with Obama (the ultimate Queen Bee). We see it everywhere with the EU being protected, NATO being protected, every construct to be worshipped with no option for all or any to challenge or criticize or compete. You will be destroyed! Israel, the concept, is unassailable. America the Exceptional, is unassailable. EU, the marvel, is unassailable. Globalism. Liberalism. Multiculturalism. Bezos. FaceBook. Zuckerberg. Google. All unassailable. The Pentagon. 17 Intelligence Agencies. Zionism. Khazaria. Unassailable. Consistent Conservatism. Saint Mike Pence. Unassailable. Billionaires. Millionaires. Unassailable. All objects of Cult Behaviorism. Then along comes a singular mind like Paul Joseph Watson and he busts the Cult with his four minute rants, and the free minds of the world shout in joy as the Truth destroys the Hive, piece by piece. Great for you to post this video, Saker. Thought provoking and deserving of an honor in the Vineyard. Think Free and Live Free. A perfect opening statement for July 4th weekend. Fireworks for the brain and soul of all humans outside the Cult.
          7/1/2017: YOUR MOVIE PLANNER: Supercharging School   
8PM, WORLD SERVICE Eight revolutionary schools have opened in selected US cities. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Peter Thiel are among the investors in the AltSchool system, which moulds the curriculum to the pupil. Children work from iPads on...
          Surprenante déclaration de Marlène Emvoutou, la ‘pimentière’   
La surnommée “assistante de Mark Zuckerberg”, Caddy Marlène Patience Emvoutou Aka’a est aux anges. Elle a convolé en justes noces en France, ce 28. L’heureux élu de son coeur est donc son caompagnon blanc du nom de Gaétan. La star du Facebook sur sa page Facebook n’a pas caché son idylle avec le jeune homme. A 35 […]
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      “We must take risks today to learn lessons for tomorrow” Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook)

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          Mark Zuckerberg Just Changed The Lives Of 400 Undocumented Students By Awarding Them Scholarships   

          Facebook Was the â??Next Googleâ??   

Since I contributed $10 to the $23 million The Social Network grossed nationally this weekend, I see no reason not to blog some thoughts on the film.

First of all, the movie, which purports to be a history of the founding of Facebook, succeeds wildly as entertainment. As you may have heard by now, the film basically posits that if its founder, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, had not been dumped by his girlfriend for questioning the academic credibility of her school, Boston University, Facebook may never have existed at all.

Whether or not the film’s facts are straight on this is another matter. Nonetheless, it is not my purpose to comment extensively on either the film or its veracity, other than to recommend it highly as long as you ingest the story and characters with the copious grains of salt.

But some facts the film depicts are undeniable. The most significant for my purposes here is that the idea that became Facebook was germinated in the fall of 2003, just six years ago, and, as a website, was launched on the Harvard campus in February 2004.

This coincidentally is the same time I started my work as an analyst in telecom policy circles. In that period, Facebook has gone from a fairly localized Ivy League phenomenon to encompass 500 million “friends” and made social networking a significant dimension to the online experience.

Yet, even now, in the face of this one incredible example, I find myself, as I was six years ago, still challenging the assertion that the telecom industry is re-consolidating into a monopoly and that regulatory policies such as network neutrality are required to ensure innovation thrives for consumers, connectivity grows and applications remain inexpensive or free.

In fact, one of the rallying cries for network neutrality is that it is needed to ensure the viability of the “next Google.”

Well, Facebook was the next Google, and what it and its founders have accomplished, completely devoid of Internet regulation, is extraordinary. Moreover Facebook’s success is testimony to the free market counterclaim that network neutrality is a government solution in search of a problem.

On the technical side, as the film covers in broad strokes, Facebook’s biggest resource requirement was server space. That’s what Zuckerberg and his friends need most of their start-up capital for. In the film, as was the case in real life, access to bandwidth, which net neutrality proponents say carriers have monopolized into artificial scarcity, never is an issue.

Despite all the alleged backstabbing and double-crosses the film depicts, at no point does an evil telecom executive show up and demand a king’s ransom for the right to use its network. Zuckerberg’s biggest fear is a server crash, not the threat of being stuck in an “Internet slow lane.” On the contrary, throughout the film, broadband access to Facebook is taken for granted. Broadband wireless connections work flawlessly. When a character says he viewed the video of a regatta on Facebook within minutes of the race’s conclusion, the filmmakers assume audiences will accept it without further exposition.

So, while the film presents Facebook’s founders as dysfunctional, it does not extend that judgment to the telecom and Internet industry. My enjoyment of the film was enhanced—and I hope yours is, too--by its tacit acknowledgement that, in America, a high-tech idea still can go from a dorm room to household word within six years, and that there is no broadband monopoly bottleneck strangling start-ups, whether or not they are fueled by beer and bad break-ups.


          چرا مارک زاکربرگ درباره ایمیل اشتباه می کرد   
با رشد سریع برنامه های پیام رسان، بسیاری پیش بینی می کردند که ایمیل مارکتینگ هم در کنار سایر انواع روش های ارتباطی بازاریابی نابود خواهد شد   مارک زاکربرگ در سال ۲۰۱۰، درست در هنگام معرفی سیستم جدید پیام رسانی فیسبوک اعلام کرد که ایمیل رو به نابودی است. او گفت: «ما تصور نمی[ادامه مطلب]
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          NWO Stooge Boy:Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Fill the Role Played by Churches   
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          Hacking group OurMine takes control of Variety website, spams readers with email   
The group of hackers going by the name OurMine managed to briefly take over the website for the entertainment new outlet Variety this weekend. If the name OurMine sounds familiar, it’s because the same collective was responsible for hacking social media accounts belonging to high-profile tech CEOs recently, including Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Google’s Sundar Pichai, and even Mark Zuckerberg of … Continue reading
          Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is latest tech CEO to get account hacked   
The last few weeks have seen a number of social networking accounts belonging to high-profile tech company CEOs getting hacked and making posts. First there was Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, with his accounts on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest getting breached. Then the same thing happened to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his Quora profile. The latest to join the club is … Continue reading
          Facebook At Work to be launched to increase productivity   

Facebook is to launch a new specialized workplace version of it’s website to promote its use during the daily grind. It is hoped that Facebook at Work will give Zuckerberg the impetus he needs to achieve true world domination. “We’ve found that the website isn’t been used enough by people in their offices throughout the […]

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          Facebook actualiza algoritmo de feed de noticias para mostrar menos spam   

Facebook acaba de lanzar otra actualización de su algoritmo de la feed de noticias que tiene el objetivo de reducir los enlaces de baja calidad, especialmente spam. Esto es algo a lo que la red social de Zuckerberg nos tiene acostumbrados, seguido actualizan este algoritmo con el objetivo de mostrar mejor contenido con información importante y entretenida, amén de que también para mostrar anuncios dirigidos, que puedan llegar a atraer la atención del usuario. Esta vez Facebook explica que un pequeño grupo de personas en Facebook que en forma rutinaria comparte grandes cantidades de posts públicos por día, están llenando

La entrada Facebook actualiza algoritmo de feed de noticias para mostrar menos spam fue publicada primero en Geek's Room.


          Telemundo's "Un Nuevo Dia" reports on border action, includes LGBT story   

There is a lot happening on the immigration front as activists throughout the country find ways to get the attention of legislators, the president and the populace about the need for comprehensive immigration reform, from border actions to apps developed with the help of tech mogul Mark Zuckerberg to petitions calling on President Obama to put a stop to the deportations that have reached a historic 2 million. 

Interestingly throughout the coverage, we have seen rainbow flags noting the presence of LGBTQ people as part of the immigration struggle but not always interviews of LGBT participants. That was not the case on Telemundo's morning show "Un Nuevo Dia."  The morning show includes periodic newsbreaks that acquaint its millions of viewers with the most important news going on across the country.

One of the segments, included an undocumented gay couple as participants in the border action and interviewed them along with other immigrants trying to reunite with their families or flee discrimination.  You can watch the video below:

 

March 20, 2014

          Billionaire investor Reid Hoffman says the best sign of a good deal is an argument with his partners   

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Airbnb, with its $31 billion valuation and growing global empire, is one of the most exciting companies in Silicon Valley right now.

But when it launched in 2008, even some of the most visionary investors were wary: Letting regular people rent out their homes to strangers would inevitably end in disaster, right?

There were some inevitable hiccups, but they didn't stop the company from becoming a leader in the emerging sharing economy. LinkedIn cofounder and Greylock Partners investor Reid Hoffman was one of the first investors in Airbnb and now sits on its board.

Sure, there was luck involved, but Hoffman knew he was onto something when an argument broke out after the Airbnb founders left the conference room after giving their pitch in 2010, he said in an episode of his podcast "Masters of Scale."

When Hoffman told his fellow Greylock investors why Airbnb would make a great investment, David Sze told him, "Well, every venture capitalist has to have a deal that doesn't work that they learn from. Airbnb can be yours."

Sze was one of LinkedIn's backers, and Hoffman has long admired his opinion.

"He's as smart as smart money gets — and believe me, I weigh his objections carefully," Hoffman said. "If someone as smart as David disagrees with me, I worry. But I also get excited. It's an emotional roller coaster. And as this sort of emotional turmoil plays out in the background discussion, it's hard to give an entrepreneur a hard 'no. The best ideas make you want to say 'yes' and 'no' in the same breath."

This is because universal approval means that the startup's idea is so obvious that it will soon face "a stampede of competitors" that will put a damper on its potential to scale. On the other hand, Hoffman noted, as an investor at a venture capital firm you don't want to have everyone say, "Reid, you're out of your f---ing mind."

Sze's dismissive "go for it" hit the sweet spot, and Greylock led a Series A round of $7.2 million.

Greylock is unique among many Silicon Valley VC firms in that investors don't need unanimous approval to make a deal, and as Hoffman and Sze told Pando Daily editor in chief Sarah Lacy in 2015, "it's found that many of its best investments were deals where the partners didn't agree," for the reasons explained above. When, for example, Sze had Greylock lead a $27.5 million Series B round for Facebook in 2006, one of his fellow partners told him the deal could sink the whole firm.

"What you want is some people going, 'You guys are out of your minds,' and some people going, 'I see it,'" Hoffman said in his podcast. "You want a polarized reaction."

You can listen to the full episode of the podcast, featuring Bevel founder Tristan Walker, on Stitcher or wherever you get podcasts. You can also find a sampling of the "Masters of Scale" series on the latest episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast.

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          Facebook no tira la toalla con las apps de vídeo en directo y prepara una más avanzada    

Video Directo

Hace ya tiempo que Facebook puso mucho empeño en convertirse en el rey indiscutible del vídeo en redes sociales. Un deseo complejo, pues con la existencia de Youtube es fácil que se haga cuesta arriba, pero las sucesivas estadísticas presentadas por la compañía de Zuckerberg demostró que los de la f minúscula iban poco a poco logrando su objetivo.

Ahora en Facebook buscan ir un paso más allá y potenciar los vídeos en directo, y para ello se preparan para lanzar una nueva app específica para los creadores de este tipo de vídeos. Actualmente se puede emitir en directo desde Facebook y desde otras apps de la compañía, como Instagram Stories, pero pronto la experiencia puede ser aún más completa.

Vídeo en directo avanzado, y para este año

Video Directo

La nueva app que Facebook planea liberar llegará este mismo año, como los propios responsables de su creación han afirmado en la última VidCon en la que se ha dado la noticia. Se pretende, o eso afirman, que sea una continuación de su anterior app Mentions, que no tuvo una acogida demasiado elevada y ahora pretende rediseñarse.

Con Mentions, Facebook pretendía crear una suerte de élite de perfiles verificados, como los existentes en Facebook, y que éstos se comunicasen con sus seguidores de forma directa a través de la app. Una aplicación para generar y cuidar comunidades de seguidores a la que pronto se le sumará el vídeo, aunque parece que por el momento será en forma de aplicación independiente.

Desde la nueva aplicación de Facebook se podrá emitir vídeo en directo y se tendrá acceso a una pestaña llamada Comunidad, de forma que se puedan leer los comentarios y ver las reacciones del público del vídeo en dicho momento. Además, permitirá algo de edición avanzada del vídeo, añadidos como intros y despedidas programadas, cortinillas intermedias y hasta stickers y marcos personalizables.

Facebook pretende acercar más a las celebridades y a sus seguidores con esta nueva app avanzada para vídeo en directo

Facebook pretende, por tanto, potenciar aún más los vídeos emitidos en directo que son, a efectos prácticos, los que más tiempo retienen a los usuarios a causa de la inmediatez de la visualización. Por ahora no se sabe si todos los streamings en directo pasarán en el futuro obligatoriamente por la nueva app, o si tendremos que acceder a ella para poder consultar el archivo de emisiones.

El contenido en vídeo es algo más que el futuro de las redes sociales, es el presente, y de ahí que todos traten de desequilibrar la balanza a su favor. Este intento de Facebook llega también acompañado de su intención de crear contenidos al más puro estilo de Netflix, HBO y compañía. O de Youtube Red, su máxima competencia en el sector del vídeo social. Veremos qué tal les sale la jugada.

Vía | Reuters
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          Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Paying More Than $a hundred Million For Kauai Property   
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          Von: Sebastian   
Facebook wird nicht für weniger als 15 Milliarden zu haben sein, wenn schon mehr. Facebook braucht kein neues Geld, die haben mehrere hundert Millionen auf der Bank (300 Millionen von Microsoft & Hutchinson-Chef, plus Kohle von den Samwer-Brüdern, allesamt vermutlich unter der Microsoft-Valuierung eingestiegen) und kann es locker zum IPO schaffen. Bis dahin haben sie wahrscheinlich auch die Monetarisierung in den Griff bekommen. Fazit: Wenn Microsoft ernsthaft an Facebook herantritt, wird keine Zahl unter 15 Milliarden Dollar im Spiel sein. Zuckerberg weiß nämlich, dass Facebook in zwei Jahren das Geld wert sein wird, und Stress hat er sicher keinen.
          Facebook y Yahoo! pusieron fin a guerra de patentes con acuerdo sobre publicidad   
Portal se servirá de la red social para dar difusión a noticias y coberturas. Plataforma de Zuckerberg aprovechará aumentar el impacto de sus estrategias publicitarias.
          Foto-Foto Apartemen dan Tempat Tinggal Masyarakat di seluruh dunia   
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 Apartemen seharga sekitar Rp5 juta di Hong Kong, sebesar 60 kaki persegi.



 Lagi-lagi di Negara Makmur, Hong Kong. Mahalnya harga properti membuat ibu ini hanya mampu menyewa ruangan sebesar 35 kaki persegi.


 Kos-Kosan di China


 Seorang Ibu yang sedang sakit di rawat di sebuah apartemen kecil di kota Hefei, China


 
 Rumah-rumah ini dijuluki "Rumah Peti" atau "Rumah Kubik" besarnya sekitar 25 kaki persegi.


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 Kong Kyung Sun, Nenek berusia 72 tahun harus tinggal di apartemen yang sangat mini dimana Toilet dan Dapurnya terpaksa bergabung menjadi satu.



 
  Rumah Kandang di Hongkong, akibat harga properti sangat tinggi.



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          5 Miliader termuda di dunia   

1. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
Pada tahun 2004, Mark Zuckerberg mulai mendirikan cikal bakal Facebook. Begitu serius dia menggarapnya sehingga rela keluar dari Harvard University, salah satu universitas paling bergengsi di dunia.

Kerja kerasnya tidak sia-sia. Kini Facebook adalah jejaring sosial terbesar di dunia dengan sekitar 850 juta pengguna. Zuckerberg diperkirakan memiliki kekayaan sekitar USD 17,5 miliar, yang membuatnya menjadi CEO muda terkaya.

2. Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason
Andrew Mason adalah pendiri dan CEO Groupon, perusahaan terkenal yang menawarkan kupon diskon online di Amerika Serikat. Dia dilahirkan pada tahun 1981, berusia sekitar 31 tahun.

Groupon didirikan tahun 2008 dan langsung melesat, memicu kemunculan website dengan skema serupa. Berkat kesuksesan Groupon, kekayaan pribadi Mason yang lulus dari Nortwestern University Music ini ditaksir senilai USD 1,3 miliar.

3. Blake Ross

Blake Ross

Blake Ross adalah salah satu penggagas browser internet populer, Mozilla Firefox. Lahir tahun 1985, dia sudah mulai membuat website di umur 10 tahun. Usia 15 tahun, Blake bekerja magang di Netscape. Dia lalu masuk Stanford University, namundrop out untuk fokus bekerja.

Ross turut menciptakan Firefox yang dirilis tahun 2004 yang kini menjadi penjelajah internet ternama. Kekayaannya saat ini diestimasi sebesar USD 150 juta.


4. Gurbaksh Chahal

Gurbaksh Chahal
Chahal yang baru 30 tahun sudah meraup kekayaan USD 100 juta. Dia lahir di India, lalu menetap di AS setelah dibawa oleh orang tuanya.

Demi fokus mengembangkan usaha periklanan yang dinamakan ClicksAgents, Chahal drop out di umur 16 tahun. ClicksAgent kemudian diakuisisi oleh ValueClicks seharga USD 40 juta. Ia mendirikan beberapa perusahaan lagi yang sukses. Kini, dia jadi CEO perusahaan iklan online Radium One.

5. Naveen Selvaduari

Naveen Selvaduari
Naveen adalah salah satu pendiri Foursquare, layanan berbagi lokasi di internet yang cukup populer. Dia dilahirkan di India dan menempuh pendidikan di King'S College, London.

Pria kelahiran tahun 1981 ini pernah bekerja di perusahaan besar seperti Lucent, Sony, Nokia dan Sun Microsystems sebelum mendirikan Foursquare. Saat ini, dia punya harta sekitar USD 80 juta.

          I furti di account Twitter collegati con quelli di LinkedIn?   
Mark Zuckerberg, hackerati i suoi account di Twitter, LinkedIn e Pinterest Mark Zuckerberg è riuscito a riottenere l'accesso dei suoi account nel giro di poche ore. Negli ultimi giorni,...
          Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Fill the Role Played by Churches | Fox News Insider   
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants his social network to fill the role that churches and social clubs once did in communities. During a speech at the first Facebook Communities Summit last week, Zuckerberg said membership in all kinds of groups has declined in the last several decades. "That's a lot of of people who now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else," said said, promoting Facebook's large community-support groups as a substitute. In fact, bringing people closer together is so important that "we're going to change Facebook's whole mission to take this on," Zuckerberg said. On "The Story" tonight, Pastor Robert Jeffress said he's confident that God and the church will be around much longer than Zuckerberg and Facebook. via insider.foxnews.com I think the Zuckster is delusional about this.
          Aquila: Facebooks Internet-Drohne beim zweiten Flug sicher gelandet   
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Bild: Screenshot Facebook
Facebooks Internet-Drohne ist nach der Bruchlandung beim Jungfernflug zum zweiten Mal in die Luft gestiegen. Die "Aquila"-Drohne sei nach 106 Minuten Flug "weich"" in der Wüste von Arizona gelandet, schrieb Gründer und Chef Mark Zuckerberg in der Nacht zum Freitag.
          Zuckerberg comparte el éxito del 2do vuelo de Aquila   
El fundador de Facebook compartió en su cuenta oficial el resultado del segundo vuelo de prueba del avión no tripulado Aquila. En un comentario señaló que el vuelo terminó en el desierto de Yuma, Arizona, con una duración de 1 hora 46 minutos. “Hemos reunido con éxito muchos datos para ayudarnos a optimizar la eficiencia de Aquila. Nadie ha construido nunca un avión no tripulado que va a volar durante meses a la vez, así que tenemos que sintonizar todos los detalles para hacer esto bien.”, señaló en su comentario. El proyecto Aquila busca otorgar conectividad a Internet en todo el mundo mediante una flota de aviones con energía solar. “Hoy, más de la mitad de la población mundial -- 4 mil millones de personas -- todavía no pueden acceder a internet. Un día, aquila ayudará a cambiar eso”, finaliza el texto de Mark Zuckerberg.
          Can You Use A Prepaid Visa Bangbros   
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Life is hard - in Hollywood. Marko actor Johnny has a problem: he can really be no time for life: as an actor in demand as he rushes from meeting to meeting, mask impression here, as press conference, photo shoot with bitchy ladies there. The evening is dominated by trips in the hotel bar. Occasionally two scantily-clad dancing girls doing gymnastics on their imported rods by Johnny Markos hotel room. If there is still some time, he meanders aimlessly with his black Ferrari in the city. Johnny's life is filled - with go-getting bored. In fact, he had therefore time for his daughter. But all is not as simple as that. Especially as his sexual life promises nightly highlights.

One of these questions: "Who is Johhny Marko?" exactly that question brings the film star, who seems to have everything, from the concept. Is he the figure, all projecting into it? Is he a womanizer? Is it a hamster in the transmission of Hollywood, his assistant hands him every morning a long time list? Is he a good father, he is a father at all? Johnny has lost its direction in his life. He lives where Countless want to go. In Hollywood Olympus SOMEWHERE is the new film by Sofia Coppola. In the center of a Hollywood star whose life in the rituals of the dream factory has solidified. A luxury problem? Certainly. Man must however point out that Sofia Coppola true with this situation in their subject matter remains. And that's not necessarily bad.
Johnny is a star, he lives in the hotel "Chateau Marmont" on Sunset Boulevard, a house that is as famous as the guests stay there, or even live there - just like Johnny. If he drives through the city, he looks himself in the face, as the oversized billboards announce his next film. At press conferences, he is the focus - must toil with the curious questions of the journalists around .





withdrawn Sofia Coppola directed this story. In a quiet narrative pace, she describes the boring everyday life, which - subtracting fame and money - not overly different from that of other mortals. It is about drudgery, the time between order and difficult to decipher the feeling that there still must be more.
Johnny's 12-year-old daughter, Cleo suddenly breaks into this microcosm of well-heeled empty. Only when brief visit, then permanently. Her mother says goodbye for long, Cleo has to stay with their father. For a brief moment, Johnny's life on the other hand braces. But the smart girl and plenty of cool breaks, the odds quickly. What follows is one of the most beautiful father-daughter stories the cinema to tell for a long time knew
Elle Fanning as Cleo 2010

Sofia Coppola's film is based on quite a triumvirate consisting of her two main characters and her cinematographer Harris Savides. And they do well. Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning bring credibility and sympathy to the canvas. Especially Stephen Dorff it achieved a remarkable way to make up for the end of his first kick snobbish figure by earth, the inner emptiness of Johnny and Mark explore the hunger for belonging, empathy, according to existing real affection and love.

cinematographer Harris Savides uses for SOMEWHERE back to static medium shot. Photo grafiert-often from the indirect perspective, the actors always anchored in the spaces through which they move. The audience is both the observer and some of the film. This is emphasized again by subjective attitudes, not the usual dramatic knitting patterns are cut accordingly, rather than minute-long sequences in the film; invitations to the thought experiment about the actual state of the character Johnny Marko.

dramaturgy and editing opposed SOMEWHERE in common miraculously conventions. In conjunction with the great Camerawork gets SOMEWHERE something meditative and enraptured. Sleepwalkers, floating - adjectives that describe this fantastic property of the strip inadequate.


98 minutes Director: Sofia Coppola book: Sofia Coppola
evening at the Hotel Man and his hunger for a brief moment of genuine Gück, complicity with a father and daughter. Whether Johnny and Cleo would understand the odd couple Charlotte and Bob the best. Determined Sofia Coppola SOMEWHERE - an honest, clear, great movie.
SOMEWHERE USA 2010
photography: Harris Savides
editor: Sarah Flack
Music: Phoenix Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Michelle Monaghan
(published Revised manuscript text first as a radio review in the "film highlights" from 11.10.2010)

(c) Images: Tobis Film Distribution 2010
Trailer The camera is always present, the doings pursued in silent sympathy, venturing here and there, an extended tracking shot or closely monitored - but at a distance. Selected, planned pictures are there, arranged and completely dedicated to the grandeur of the house in which the story takes. The noble villa of the family Recchi, a respected clan of textile producers in Milan will be enveloped by this snow. The intro of the movie starts celebrating before this picture of a monotone gray, snow-covered city, in panoramic images, only relieved by in grand totals. At times, the colors or black and white drawings. These pictures, stuck-up and through-composed, portray obsessed with detail, the noble, aristocratic family life. Felt almost physically, the hubris of Recchis; full, fleshy, rich is their world.
breathing surfaces formally indulges really is, despite or perhaps because 2D is a striking touch. The entry sequence followed a dinner in a stately villa in Milan. We witness the preparations of the staff, meticulously food is cooked, the seating order tuned prepared the table. The family gradually accumulates, evaluates the day, reads the salmon-colored daily press, the head of the family, the grandparents arrive, chatting briefly with the staff, their fine fur coats lay in his arms. While the mistress of the house, Emma her name, slips into a dressing room in evening dress and help it from her husband leaves.
the world - that's the tragedy of Emma Recchi. She is a confident woman who holds her family of three beautiful adult children. The story does, however, gradually cracks in the family structure, as the grandfather passes his life's work to his son and his grandson. No sooner is the grandfather dead, are the sons and her husband Tancredi Recchi out of the house is in London to hear often from the sale of the company. Loneliness is spreading around to Emma, a loneliness that her previous Life plan is eligible.

accidentally falls into the hands of her an indication that their daughter might well be a lesbian. But that does Emma true only in passing. One of her sons, Eduardo towed to a friend, Antonio, a talented young chef. The film stages the first meeting of Emma and Antonio casually, for Emma it's just a friend Antonios. First, more subtly unravels from this meeting an affair. Ironically, a lunch with a prawn, prepared by Antonio, is for Emma to a kind of awakening experience. It goes without saying that I AM LOVE even the food is celebrated and part of the whole.


The affair between Emma and the cook will develop naturally, and to a dramatic finale a head, which turns on to be cracking all kinds of family relationships as an apocalypse. Always in the center of this is Emma, who absolutely canvas-filling played by Tilda Swinton is I AM LOVE -. a well-composed, weighty drama, a literal epic. This is getting used to - value of experience but in a way not without it. I AM LOVE Camera: Yorick Le Saux Music: John Adams Editor: Walter Fasano (published Revised manuscript text first as a radio review in the "film highlights" from 11.03.2010)
Italy 2009 119 minutes Director: Luca Guadagnino book: Luca Guadagnino, Barbara Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo, Walter Fasano
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba Rohrwacher, Pippo Delbono, Maria Paiato, Diane Fleri, Waris Ahluwalia, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marisa Berenson
(c) Images: MFA + Film Distribution 2010
has gone to one of the parties already. Theo, a man about 50 has been abandoned. Contrite he is sitting home on his dark leather couch, looks a bit taken. He calls someone, a woman. She is not thrilled with his call, he wants to leave them alone. He tried to escape to on the phone everyday, she puts on some point unnerved Changing Places. Airport, in Paris, more Paris Orly airport. We see different people as they enter the airport to pick up their tickets and wait. On a small bench, a man and a woman come into the conversation.
enter into conversation: "Where do they fly?", "Where do they come?" "Why were they here?" - Dialogue between people who know do not imagine one another by their first names and what they carry. Bags, suitcases, coats. Actually, it then remains superficial. But the first couple to see where we come into the gossip. From ignorance of the other is a vague idea about the comparison, only based on his stories. This is here for protagonists and audiences alike.
ORLY - written and directed by German director Angela Schanelec. Their film consists of several such meetings in the waiting area of the airport. Sometimes there are two people who are have never met, sometimes they are mother and son and then a young German couple. Gradually, we come to know they are doing us a picture based on what they tell each other what they do, what gives us the film . And with them, we explore the airport, gradually draw a map in his head, giving the towns name: entrance hall, duty free, cafe But perhaps that is only relevant at first glance.. Much more interesting is what makes the process of waiting in a completely anonymous environment from the figures and in a figurative sense, from us.
In Transit of waiting we are changing in a strange way. We are torn from our usual environment, to ourselves discarded. Our goal is unclear cipher, the place we have left, but it sounds to yet. This is freedom of ourselves temporarily for a moment. This opens up new perspectives, new possibilities. And thus saith the son of one day, his mother what he wanted to say a long time. Thus we see the young German, who left his girlfriend for a little exploring, and in the duty-free shop encounters the woman in the opening scene. You two completely replace unknown, views. Look, hope to make something that will probably never become reality. But this is precisely here, in transit, seems entirely possible.
The camera gives us the perspective of the observer. In the medium distance and long focal length ORLY was shot without interrupting the daily operations at the airport or to manipulate. The actors sit like ordinary passengers in the airport to be assimilated by the environment. Long shots with few cuts, a quiet, almost tender film. The full vividness puts that leaves us in the head and pick at the end we thought sunk back.


written & directed by: Angela Schanelec Camera: Reinhold Pre
Who needs the label, which will entitle Angela Schanelec ORLY quiet as a film of the so-called "Berlin School". For ORLY honors are among the "Berlin School" of this label, which is the bombastic German cinema so hated. But actually that's completely irrelevant. ORLY ORLY stands for itself is a great film. ORLY Germany / France 2010 83 minutes
Music: Cat Power ("Remember Me") Editor: Mathilde Bonnefoy Starring: Bruno Todeschini, Natacha Regnier , Mireille Perrier, Maren Eggert, Emile Berling, Josse de Pauw, Jirka Zett, Lina Falkner
(published Revised manuscript text first as a radio review in the "film highlights" from 03.11.2010)
(c) Images: Piffl film distribution in 2010
Thus it is, "As a director and as a writer because you can really only over-lifting, because the phenomenon is facebook in its scope can hardly be estimated. Whether and if so, what implications will facebook for the future of communication, is also hardly conceivable. Furthermore, facebook, such as the Internet itself, abundant unhaptisch and a fortiori for film elusive. A monitor with a blue interface is also only a monitor with a blue interface, even on a movie screen. And trickling columns of numbers from green to blue recolor, dare not even the recreational directors on Youtube.
director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin have decided to have her film THE SOCIAL NETWORK for a remarkably simple and typical cinematic way. They tell about the origins of Facebook by people, by means of heads and destinies. The entry sequence is the direction. The young student Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) sits with his girlfriend in a bar. The two are hopelessly entangled in an altercation in which Mark eventually loses the thread and meets his girlfriend's head. She then announced abruptly on the partnership. This sequence takes a few minutes, it consists of a constant change of cuts and counter-sections, a veritable war of words.
frustrated flits Mark Zuckerberg then only on the university campus homecoming. The camera follows him to the very long road, enough time for the opening credits. At some point in the image fades in a small blue bar and the word "The Social Network" appears. Actually, at that moment said it all.

Eduardo Severin (Andrew Garfield) and Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) Nations will be used every day. You have to these dimensions in the film repeatedly call you back in your head, because we actually see all the time just an incredibly well-staged, but simple campus-movie, nerds and nerd among themselves. The young elite, with rich parents, more intelligence than empathy and lots of human corpses under the bed. Is broken by the buzz of two parallel assembly, in which Mark Zuckerberg has to approve of hearings in the complaints of his ex-companions Eduardo Severin (Andrew Garfield) and ehmemaliger fellow students.
the microcosm of the Hollywood elite elite schools have always found attractive. But more than that here is a director fascinated by such an isolated phenomena. David Fincher's films live from the collapse of closed territories in Austell, no matter whether fictitious or not. Whether it's the FIGHT CLUB, it is the involuntary partnership of two policemen in the face of horror in seven, or the delusional search for a serial killer in Zodiac. These islands of madness pull Fincher magically. In THE SOCIAL NETWORK have a lust for fame and money. The other, led by the film character Mark Zuckerberg, are obsessed with their own ideas and the ingenuity with which they can still implement your idea. Extreme characters and create: You can see from the film that its director have felt like in paradise needs. THE SOCIAL NETWORK USA 2010
Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) voluntary and exhibitionists. And they effectively ignore how miserable you can be lonely in the presence of hundreds of virtual friends. David Fincher's THE SOCIAL NETWORK and his film character Mark Zuckerberg unmistakably call to mind how this feels loneliness. A great piece of cinema!
121 minutes
Director: David Fincher
book: Aaron Sorkin historical document: Ben Mezrich (book "The Accidental Billionaires" / "billionaire by accident") Camera: Jeff Cronenweth
music: Trent Reznor Atticus Ross &
Editor: Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Sugar Hill), Andrew Garfield (Eduardo Saverin), Justin Timberlake (Sean Parker), Joseph Mazzello (Dustin Moskovitz)
(published Revised manuscript text first as a radio review of the
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06.10. 2010) last break fault, does not think it really pay him the money. Troyan, knows what's coming, as his ex-Kompangion out wrong. Finally, he turned professional. And among thieves, there is either loyalty or competition. Competition in this industry is synonymous with danger. IN THE SHADOW, the title of this film. Misel Maticevic (Trojan) Jurisdiction over the action to recover. He eventually succeeds however, violent, but he is effectively back to the player in his own behalf. Through contact to a lawyer to indicate the possibility of a new coup, a van.

The shadow is a thriller, a detective movie, a TV crime that has nothing to do here at all - fortunately. We support a professional in his work, cool and precise Trojan makes his moves. There is never too many names, never know anyone more than necessary. Caution is all because too many pursue their own interests. There is a corrupt cop, there are competitors who do not shrink even from murder. Too many, too close contact could endanger Trojan and vice versa. Inhumane acts of this milieu: the fixation on the prey, money is the only fixed star and drive to their existence. Depressing.
Misel Maticevic (Trojan) The unnoticed in a computer einfrisst and spied its data.
can just as director Thomas Arslan's Trojan act as imperceptible actor, cool and calculating takes his craft and to have suspected a sudden attack already seems if the opposing side has not even thought of it myself. Corrupt policemen, unreliable accomplices so this Trojan must Rumschlag. But where in other films of the outburst comes when the actor is the block to his leg with difficulty is going on, because Trojan on the problem simply. Unemotional, unmoved. One obstacle that will stop him. Trojan is a machine. But he is still in the course of action for us to the real heroes, because around him do nothing more than greed, envy and malice. We will register it, but when it is expected emotional appeal, there are only cool in the Shadow of the calculation. Calculation, which has as its depths, where the force is applied and suddenly and literally strikes.
Misel Maticevic (Trojan), Karoline Eichhorn (Dora Hill man) Voltage. In contrast, a crime scene, even in his few good moments, a horrific farce.




86 minutes director, writer: Thomas Arslan Camera: Reinhold Pre Editor: Bettina Blickwede
IN THE SHADOW D 2010

D: Misel Maticevic (Trojan), Karoline Eichhorn (Dora Hill man), Uwe Bohm (René Meyer, Hanns Zischler (the plan)


Rental: Peripheral
(published Revised manuscript text first as a radio review in the of 06/10/2010)
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          Gara-Gara Operasi, Pendiri Tencent Gagal Akuisisi WhatsApp   
Proses akuisisi terserbut berhasil berkat langkah CEO Facebook Mark Zuckerberg yang mengambil kesempatan saat saingannya sedang sakit.
          Facebook struggles with its censorship rules, often censoring black activists speaking out on racism   

Black activists who regularly use Facebook to discuss issues of racial justice are quite familiar with “Facebook jail.” That’s the nickname they’ve given it when your account is locked for a period of time for violating the posting rules. The problem is that what is allowed and what is considered inappropriate material that ultimately gets banned seems quite random and often ends up protecting the most privileged groups of people.

Black activists routinely talk about being banned for their posts about racism—particularly when they directly write things challenging or that call out white people about their racism. This is... curious. While those posts may be provocative and make folks uncomfortable, they are not violent or threatening. Meanwhile, significantly more disturbing and violent content seems to go unnoticed. It is as if in Facebook’s efforts to deal with hate speech, certain legitimate political expression gets censored while other kinds of hateful speech goes unchecked.

In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims. “Hunt them, identify them, and kill them,” declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. “Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”

Higgins’ plea for violent revenge went untouched by Facebook workers who scour the social network deleting offensive speech.

But a May posting on Facebook by Boston poet and Black Lives Matter activist Didi Delgado drew a different response.

“All white people are racist. Start from this reference point, or you’ve already failed,” Delgado wrote. The post was removed and her Facebook account was disabled for seven days.

This makes you wonder who and what exactly Facebook is protecting. The company says that its algorithms do not allow for attacks against larger groups of people (white people, in this instance) designated as protected categories. But specific “sub-categories” of people (radicalized Muslims) are fair game. 

The reason is that Facebook deletes curses, slurs, calls for violence and several other types of attacks only when they are directed at “protected categories”—based on race, sex, gender identity, religious affiliation, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation and serious disability/disease. It gives users broader latitude when they write about “subsets” of protected categories. White men are considered a group because both traits are protected, while female drivers and black children, like radicalized Muslims, are subsets, because one of their characteristics is not protected.

We get it. Facebook is a huge, worldwide company trying to develop very objective standards for how it addresses discrimination amongst its users. This cannot be an easy task. But the fact remains—not all people in society are positioned equally. Not all speech is fair and equal. Like it or not, it does have a specific meaning and send a very particular message when black female activists are repeatedly banned for their anti-racist posts when white men are free to post all manner of offensive and gross things about specific groups of people.

One document trains content reviewers on how to apply the company’s global hate speech algorithm. The slide identifies three groups: female drivers, black children and white men. It asks: Which group is protected from hate speech? The correct answer: white men. [...]

The company recently pledged to nearly double its army of censors to 7,500, up from 4,500, in response to criticism of a video posting of a murder. Their work amounts to what may well be the most far-reaching global censorship operation in history. It is also the least accountable: Facebook does not publish the rules it uses to determine what content to allow and what to delete.

There are no US government requirements for Facebook or other social media platforms to censor content. But in an increasingly polarized society, how do platforms protect users and monitor when free speech crosses the line into indirect or direct violence? And if banning is concentrated among a specific population, especially when that population is already a marginalized group, at what point does the site take responsibility and require accountability to do better?

“There is no path that makes people happy,” [Dave Willner, a member of Facebook’s content team said]. “All the rules are mildly upsetting.” This is not an enviable position for Facebook to be in. In a company guided by logic, objectivity and computer science, they no doubt struggle with how to tackle censorship and prevent users from utilizing hateful and degrading language. At the same time, the seemingly disproportionate impact on black people and other minorities using the platform to lift up issues of racial justice get sent a powerful message that our voices don’t count and that our speaking truth to power via social media is not welcome. Who knows what the future of this platform will bring? But if users have to go through such incredible lengths to get their messages out there, it is likely that they may gravitate toward other, less restrictive platforms in the future. 


          Zuckerberg ammette: il mobile è il vero ostacolo di Facebook   
Sorsero numerose lamentele ed opinioni quando pubblicammo il changelog del nuovo aggiornamento di Facebook mobile per Android, ed oggi possiamo spiegarvi un discorso di Mark Zuckerberg, co-fondatore e CEO del social network, fatto in un intervista della Bloomberg Tv; in esso si parla proprio di Facebook per il mobile e le sue rispettive problematiche.(...)Continua a […]
          Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Fill the Role Played by Churches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!/?   
Skip to comments.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ***************************************************************** Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Fill the Role Played by ChurchesFox News ^ | 6.30.17 Posted on 7/1/2017, 2:37:32 PM by ItsOnlyDarylFacebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants his social network to fill the role that churches … Continue reading
          Who is the DNC going to have run against Trump in 2020???? (4 replies)   
Chelsea Clinton
Mark Zuckerberg
Gerry Connolly
Tim Kaine
Anderson Cooper
Lebron James
Kathy Griffin
          Facebook's Fake Accountability   
The social media giant’s corporate rules keep Mark Zuckerberg in total control, as several recent votes made clear.

          Does Zuck Want To Be The Next Gates with Personalized Learning   
Here's lead from the EdWeek article:

Pediatrician Priscilla Chan and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are gearing up to invest hundreds of millions of dollars a year in a new vision of “whole-child personalized learning,” with the aim of dramatically expanding the scope and scale of efforts to provide every student with a customized education.


The power couple's Big Initiative has announced its intent to "support the development of software that might help teachers better recognize and respond to each student’s academic needs—while also supporting a holistic approach to nurturing children’s social, emotional, and physical development." So, slap the child in front of a screen, but somehow have the child turn out physically and emotionally well-rounded.

To head this up, they've hired former Deputy Sec of Ed James Shelton. Shelton knows the territory-- besides overseeing the Office of Innovation and Improvement (before John King took the job), he was an Ed Guy for the Gates Foundation, worked with New School Venture Fund, spent time with McKinsey, and worked for 2U, an organization that helped for-profit colleges take advantages of the loopholes that he wrote into laws governing such schools back when he was at USED. In other words, he has carved out a long and useful career at the intersection of Big Investor Dollars and education "innovation."

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative presents new opportunities because A) it has more money than God and B) it's not really a philanthropy so much as a philanthropy-flavored investment business.

CZI will be able to make philanthropic donations, invest in for-profit companies, lobby for favored policies and legislation, and directly support candidates for elected office­­—all with minimal public-reporting requirements.

CZI often runs with the word "start-up," and Shelton's plans sound very businessy.

Within five years, Shelton said in the June 22 interview, CZI’s work should have helped launch a “meaningful number” of schools and learning environments “where kids are performing dramatically better, and feel more engaged, and teachers feel more engaged in the work that they’re doing.”

 The important part of that quote comes in the first half. They are looking to start some education-flavored businesses. The article includes some pointed words of caution from Rick Hess, who is rapidly becoming a prolific sub-tweeter of Betsy DeVos:

“This isn’t engineering a new ride-sharing app,” he said. “It’s how do we influence the learning of millions of children, day after day, for years to come.”

(IOW, Mrs. DeVos, charter schools are not UBER) The article does, however, give an accurate and pointed summary of the recent history of personalized learning:

Over the past several years, other philanthropists, venture capitalists, and advocates, along with the ed-tech industry, have pushed the notion hard. Many district and school leaders have responded favorably.

In other words, the PL "revolution" is about investors and corporations-- not about teachers or educators or schools. It is the new technocratic horizon, with Zuckerberg poised to become for Personalized Learning (at least this particular version of it) what Bill Gates was for the Common Core-- its patron saint, its bank, its armtwister, and all without any real input from people who work in education. Hoo-frickin-ray.


The article's author, Benjamin Herold, notes that it's hard to talk about personalized learning because the meaning is so fuzzy (and that includes when Zuckerberg is talking about it, as he has on many occasions). Part of the question is scale-- at one point Zuckerberg announced his intention to get PL to everyone-- but Shelton told EW that he wanted to focus on large improvements for small groups of students. Well.

"Large improvements for small groups of students" would make an excellent motto for the charter school industry (though they often fail to live up to it). It's not all that helpful for a public education system aimed at all students. And Shelton's exemplar shows that his aim is not true:

As an example, he cited a recent grant to the College Board, aimed at expanding access to the organization’s personalized online SAT preparation and college-planning resources, which have shown early promise.

No. What College Board has sort-of-proven is that when you give students a lot of test prep aimed at one particular test, they get better scores on that test. This is not innovation, and it's not education, either.

Herold notes that some skeptics are calling for open-sourcing. As Bill Fitzgerald notes in the article, "If you’re serious about allowing people to learn in the ways that make the most sense to them, you have to give them more choices than just using your software, under your rules.” On the other hand, if you're serious about getting good ROI on your fledgling education-flavored business, then you make sure all of your proprietary materials stay under wraps so that all customers must deal with you.

And let's remember again how Zuckerberg is specially equipped in ways that Bill Gates was not. In fact, the article notes that the special structure allows CZI to out-Gates Gates. "Levers" they can "pull." For instance, actual philanthropies have their hands tied when it comes to lobbying; CZI has no such limitations. And CZI doesn't "rule out" other sorts of political activities to push its initiatives. Yeah, I know-- the rules didn't slow Gates down a bit. But it's one more level CZI has to yank upon. And while Gates is required to employ some transparency (hence all the research folks have done tracking Gates Foundation grants), CZI will have no such requirement. They can operate in darkness as much as they like.

And CZI has clearly signaled its intent to try to shape policy debates in education and to exert different kinds of influence in complementary ways. An online job description for the position of “director of innovative schools and tools,” for example, called for someone who can “ensure our nonprofits and for-profit investments are coordinated for maximum impact.”

That not only underlines the nature of how CZI will try to impose its will, but what will they want to impose. This is a business, just barely disguised as philanthropic work, and personalized learning is emerging as the next big technocratic frontier in getting public education money tucked into private corporate pockets. And the possibility for conflicts of interest that are huge but invisible to the public-- like basically paying people to use and promote your product while keeping your sponsorship secret-- that's a big concern as well. How does Shelton plan to avoid such problems?

 We’re paying really close attention

Phew! That's a relief.

As is its wont, EW circles back around to a feels-okay finale:

Ultimately, Shelton said, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative feels as though it’s responsible primarily to the people the organization is hoping to serve.

That's probably true. The bigger question is-- who are those people, really. Of course, according to Shelton, it's all For The Children. Call me cynical, but it appears that other large interests are in play as well.


          Mark Zuckerberg Most Followed User On Google Plus   
In an odd twist, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, is the most followed user on Google’s new social network Google Plus.

Zuckerberg has gained as of this post 21,213 followers, more than both Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Co-Founders of Google and Vic Gundotra the Senior Vice-President of Social for Google.While this may seem a little odd for a service coming from Google, this is likely mostly to do with several tech blogs reporting of Zuckerberg's presence on the service.
          Is Mark Zuckerberg On Google Plus ?   
Barely has Google+ —the search giant's answer to Facebook— gotten off the ground, that it received a most unexpected 'visit' from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

CNET reported that at least three profiles bearing Zuckerberg's name had appeared on Google+, one labeled as "Fake Zuckerberg," and two as "Mark Zuckerberg."
          Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook’s mission is to replace church, a Christian pastor responds   
Facebook creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the social media network’s new mission is to provide the community that churches once fulfilled. Pastor Robert…
          Pronađite besplatni Wi-Fi putem Facebooka   
Mnogima je život bez Facea gotovo nezamisliv i zato su Mark Zuckerberg i njegova ekipa odlučili pomoći svojim korisnicima da se dokopaju besplatnog interneta u trenucima kada je podatkovna mreža preslaba ili će uskoro potrošiti dragocjene gigabajte.
          Teile oder stirb! Warum wir wirklich so viele unserer Daten freiwillig preisgeben   

Beinahe sorglos verschenken wir unsere Daten an Google, Facebook und Amazon. Was für viele Menschen heute noch ihrem Mitteilungsdrang dient, könnte uns bald weniger lebendig machen.

Auf Google stellt man schnell fest, dass es Unkenrufe zum Ende des Datenschutzes schon seit Jahrzehnten gibt. Aber die Lage ist heute besonders paradox.

Das Vertrauen in Unternehmen ist generell auf einem Tiefpunkt, wenn man dem 2017-Edelman-Trust-Barometer Glauben schenken darf. Eine Umfrage von KPMG fand zudem heraus, dass sich 56 Prozent  der Befragten „besorgt“ oder „sehr besorgt“ zeigten über die Art und Weise, wie Firmen mit ihren Daten umgehen. Eine jüngste PwC-Studie ergab sogar, dass 79 Prozent der Online-Nutzer weniger bereit sind als noch vor einem Jahr, ihre Daten mit anderen zu teilen.

Jedoch folgen den Worten nur selten Taten. Die freiwillige Bereitstellung von persönlichen Daten hat entgegen aller Absichtserklärungen keinen Abbruch erlitten. Das Geschäft von digitalen Datensammlern- und Auswertern wie Amazon, Google oder Facebook boomt wie nie zuvor. Digitalen Assistenten wie Alexa flüstern wir unsere persönlichsten Daten nun sogar direkt ins Ohr. Warum?

3 Gründe, die auf der Hand liegen

Zum einen ist es unsere pure Ignoranz als Verbraucher. Viele von uns wissen einfach nicht, was mit unseren Daten geschieht, dass wir zum Beispiel Facebook das Recht zur übertragbaren, gebührenfreien und weltweiten Nutzung unserer persönlichen Fotos übertragen, wenn wir sie hochladen.

Zum anderen neigen wir, wie ja auch das Beispiel Klimawandel zeigt, zu kurzfristigem Denken und blenden die langfristigen Konsequenzen unseres Handelns aus. Da uns der Wert der oft als Interaktion getarnten Transaktion nicht unmittelbar bewusst ist, willigen wir wegen des augenblicklichen Nutzens oft allzu schnell ein. Die Folgen unserer impulsiven Online-Entscheidungen bleiben uns lange oder oft auch komplett verborgen.

Schließlich ist der Umgang mit unseren persönlichen Daten natürlich auch von den Werten verschiedener Generationen geprägt. Für Digital Natives wie zum Beispiel die Mitglieder der Millennials-Nachfolger Generation Z (geboren zwischen 1995 und 2015) ist es normal, ihre Daten freiwillig anzubieten. Sie sind damit aufgewachsen und nichts anderes gewohnt. Studien belegen, dass sie deswegen ihre sozialen Profile aber eben auch entsprechend bewusster managen und mit größerer Selbstverständlichkeit zwischen ihren diversen digitalen Identitäten wandeln.

Sehnsucht nach Unsterblichkeit

Unwissenheit, kognitive Muster und verschiedene Werte verschiedener Generationen – all dies sind einleuchtende rationale Erklärungen. Die eigentliche Triebfeder für unseren Datenteilungsdrang ist dennoch eine anderere: der Wunsch, uns durch das Datenteilen mitzuteilen. Dahinter steckt die Sehnsucht, Spuren zu hinterlassen, eine digitale Geschichte unseres Lebens, die uns überdauert und unsere persönlichen Daten unter Umständen sogar zu einem größeren algorithmischen Netz zusammenwebt. Im Grunde geht es dabei um den Evergreen unter den menschlichen Grundbedürfnissen: unseren Wunsch nach Unsterblichkeit.

Ob Quantified-Self-Apps, die unser Verhalten quantifizieren, um es zu optimieren, Life-Logging (also die kontinuierliche digitale Aufzeichnung des eigenen Lebens), oder ein Service wie Ghost Writer, der „algorithmische Autobiographien“ erstellt: Das freiwillige Teilen unserer persönlichen Daten entspringt unserer Sehnsucht danach, einen Feedback-Beweis zu haben für die eigene Existenz. Daten sind unsere Lebenszeichen. Data ergo sum.

Wir ahnen, dass wir wohl keine Wahl haben. Natürlich könnten wir uns entscheiden, ein völlig analoges Leben zu führen und uns der digitalen Gesellschaft zu entziehen. Dies kann allerdings in der sozialen Isolation enden und auch Karrierechancen mindern. Unsere Identitäten sind nunmal inzwischen zu einem Großteil digital.

„Digiphrenie“ in der Grauzone

Unser Datenmitteilungsdrang ist ein unersättliches Monster, das keine moderaten Haltungen zulässt. Entweder wir koppeln uns komplett ab vom digitalen Datenstrom oder wir springen voll hinein. Denn teilen wir erst einmal Daten, dann wollen wir auch ein möglichst komplettes Selbst projezieren, und je mehr Daten wir teilen, desto vollständiger wird dieses öffentliche Bild von uns. Zum einen atomisieren soziale Medien unsere Identität – der Autor Douglas Rushkoff nennt das „Digiphrenie“. Zum anderen sind sie eben genau die Kanäle, um die Einheit, unsere Identität, wiederherzustellen: indem wir noch mehr teilen. Wenn schon „Matrix,“ dann bitte voll und ganz mit uns!

Allerdings sind wir nun vernetzter und kommunikativer als je zuvor, und doch einsamer und sozial isolierter. Vielen von uns fehlt echte menschliche Bindung, und Experten beklagen eine Krise der Freundschaft in unseren westlichen Gesellschaften. Die Rückzugsräume für Intimität werden knapper, und Privatsphäre gilt zwar als heilig, ist aber vor allem ein rechtliches Konstrukt, das sich in der digitalen Realität kaum noch durchsetzen lässt. Ganz anders war die Wahrnehmung im alten Athen. Dort galt Privatheit als unsozial: Die Teilnahme an der Polis, am öffentlichen Leben, qualifizierte einen als Bürger.

Das Problem scheint heutzutage darin zu bestehen, dass wir weder richtig öffentlich, noch jemals mehr richtig privat sind. Stattdessen weilen wir in einer Grauzone, in der wir uns entweder in Pseudo-Öffentlichkeiten exponieren, ohne tatsächlich aktiv am gesellschaftlichen Diskurs teilzunehmen. Auf der anderen Seite können wir uns eben auch nie ganz von den digitalen Foren lossagen. Alleinsein ist gesellschaftlich, praktisch und moralisch unmöglich.

Es bleibt festzuhalten:

  • Die Angst, unsere Identität zu schwächen, ist größer als die Angst vor der digitalen Ausbeutung.
  • Die Sehnsucht nach Anerkennung ist stärker als das Bedürfnis nach Privatheit.
  • Die Sehnsucht nach einer Datenbiografie, einem digitalen Vermächtnis, das uns überdauert, ist größer als der Wunsch unser Leben kontrollieren zu können.

Die Zukunft gehört exponentiellen Identitäten

Diese Dynamiken werden durch das Internet of Things noch einmal exponentiell zunehmen. Schon bald soll es mehr zwischenmaschinelle als zwischenmenschliche Kommunikation geben. 20 Milliarden Geräte werden bis 2020 mit dem Internet verbunden sein, sagt Analystenfirma Gartner.

Somit wird das Internet of Things zwangsläufig auch zum Internet of People. Dinge werden zu Käufern, Kunden und Personen werden, Daten produzieren und eigene Identitäten annehmen. Umgekehrt mutieren wir selber immer mehr zu Dingen, objektiviert und auf Datensätze reduziert. Wer glaubt, dass unsere digitalen Aktivitäten heute schon einen Großteil unserer Identität ausmachen, well, you ain‘t seen nothing yet.

All dies bedeutet, dass wir uns von einer Knowledge- zu einer Identity-Economy bewegen, in der eine Vielzahl an parallelen Identitäten kultiviert, expandiert, gemanagt und gehandelt werden. Digitale Plattformen, die Zugriff auf hunderte Millionen solcher Identitäten haben und als deren Marktplätze fungieren, werden weiterhin zu den Gewinnern zählen, aber auch Anbieter von spezialisierten Identity-Management-Lösungen.

„Mehr als eine Identität zu haben ist ein Zeichen mangelnder Integrität“ – so hat das Mark Zuckerberg einmal formuliert. Gegen diese Haltung gilt es anzukämpfen. Unsere digiten Menschenrechte fußen auf einem zentralen Prinzip: mehr als nur ein Datensatz zu sein. Ob es unser Facebook-Graph ist oder unser Profil bei anderen digitalen Plattformen, wir dürfen es nie zulassen, auf nur eine Identität reduziert werden. Wir müssen den Raum und die Mittel haben, um unsere digitalen Identitäten selber ständig erweitern und kontrollieren zu können.

Dabei helfen offene Plattformen wie Respect Network, Citizenme, Mydex oder Jolocom, die Qiy Foundation, die es Nutzern ermöglicht, ihre Datenpakete an den meistbietenden zu verkaufen, oder natürlich auch die Bitcoin-Technologie Blockchain, die verspricht den Mittelsmann ganz auszuschalten und Datenaustausch Peer-to-Peer zu regeln.

Fest steht: Wir werden auch in Zukunft weiter freiwillig und fleißig unsere Daten teilen, um uns unsterblich machen zu wollen. Aber ohne die Freiheit, mehrere, unter Umständen auch widersprüchliche Identitäten zu unterhalten und verschiedene digitale Leben zu führen, werden wir uns immer weniger lebendig fühlen.

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