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15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook | WIRED
“Mining and oil companies exploit the physical environment; social media companies exploit the social environment,”
georgesoros  facebook  mining  physical  social  environment 
3 days ago by bekishore
‘Beyond Sketchy’: Facebook Demanding Some New Users’ Email Passwords
“They should not be taking your password or handling your password in the background. If that’s what’s required to sign up with Facebook, you’re better off not being on Facebook.”
facebook  password 
17 days ago by bekishore
Facebook Loses Top Executives, Including Chris Cox - The New York Times
“For over a decade, I’ve been sharing the same message that Mark and I have always believed: Social media’s history is not yet written, and its effects are not neutral,” Mr. Cox said in a note to employees on Thursday. “As its builders we must endeavor to understand its impact — all the good, and all the bad — and take up the daily work of bending it towards the positive, and towards the good.”

“This is our greatest responsibility,” he added.
chriscox  facebook  responsibility 
5 weeks ago by bekishore
Regret-stergram – DHH – Medium
Chasing affection from people I mostly didn’t know, so I could please an ego that vowed not to care.

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But it didn’t take long for the feelings to become mixed. While I was sharing beautiful pictures of beautiful things, it clearly wasn’t the whole story. I didn’t share many of the most beautiful discoveries or memories I was making writing software, reading philosophy, or building community. And I most certainly didn’t share any of the mundane or the hard or the tragic or the heartbreak. It was all visual pleasures.
mundane  tragic  hard  heartbreak  ego  regret  instagram  facebook  social  media  cycle  consumption  contribution  dhh 
november 2018 by bekishore
Facebook’s message to media: “We are not interested in talking to you about your traffic…That is the old world and there is no going back” » Nieman Journalism Lab
the responsibility for building a sustainable model for news is on us, not on anyone in Menlo Park, Mountain View, Cupertino, Redmond, or Seattle
facebook  sustainable  news  2018-08-15 
august 2018 by bekishore
Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users - WSJ
The social-media giant has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users.
facebook  ohoh  ouch  mmm  2018-08-07 
august 2018 by bekishore
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