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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:10 PM
Russian is considering making the use of GMail, Facebook, and other American based products as high treason
Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:49 PM
Evidence that Facebook's Revenue is Based on Fake "Likes"
I'd always wondered how some Facebook fan pages of people I'd never heard of had so many thousands of "Likes." I was told how, from my business partner, who runs BrasscheckTV. He told me that people in India were being paid slave wages to create fake "Likes" on Facebook. I suspect something similar is afoot on Twitter, as well.......
Published on Jan 14, 2014
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The problem is much worse than I originally thought.
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Facebook is a complex ecosystem of individuals, creators, brands and advertisers, but I don't think it serves any of these groups particularly well because its top priority is to make money. Now, I don't think making money is a bad thing, in fact I hope to make some myself. The problem is the only way Facebook has found to make money is by treating all entities on the site as advertisers and charging them to share their content.
This business plan backfires because :
1) not all entities ARE advertisers and
2) it was the content from these people, specifically friends, family, and creators that made the site worth visiting in the first place.
Now the incentives are misaligned:
- individuals want to see great content, but they are now seeing more paid content and organically shared content which appeals to the lowest common denominator (babies, weddings, and banal memes)
- creators want to reach fans but their posts are being throttled to force them to pay to be seen
- brands and advertisers have to pay once to advertise their page on Facebook, and then pay again to reach the people who have already liked their page. Plus Facebook is not a place where people generally go to buy things.
Facebook stands in contrast to other social media like Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram where all content is shared with all followers.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:11 AM
Bring The F---er down!
I never liked it much anyway - it is too controlling.
Probably it was set up by the CIA or the NSA anyway,
and has a huge component of its revenues from spying activities (just as Google has.)
One tapeworm like that is more than enough
Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:34 PM
"A man who is all caution, will never dare to take hold and be successful; and a man who is all boldness, is merely reckless, and must eventually fail. A man may go on "'change" and make fifty, or one hundred thousand dollars in speculating in stocks, at a single operation. But if he has simple boldness without caution, it is mere chance, and what he gains to-day he will lose to-morrow. You must have both the caution and the boldness, to insure success."
"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened."
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened."
"The ability to maintain discipline and stick to the rules is the hallmark of the experienced successful trader"
"The primary thing required to obtain what you want from life, is simply the will to pursue it, and the faith to believe it is possible."
"Seek truth from facts"
Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:17 AM
"Do not under-estimate his ambition"
"We gave them private, because we trusted them. The question is, should we still trust them?"
Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:10 AM
Those friendly folk at SpyBook are oh-so-helpful !
Facebook's Psychological Experiments Connected to Department of Defense Research on Civil UnrestThere has been quite a bit of chatter this past week after it was revealed that a recent Facebook outage was the result of a psychological experiment that the company conducted on a portion of its users without their permission......It turns out that this research was connected to a Department of Defense project called the Minerva Initiative, which funds universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world.....Facebook willingly participated (and presumably is still participating) in the NSA's PRISM program by giving the agency unfettered access to user communications. We also know that the U.S. government has invested heavily in technology used to track and model the spread of opinions on social media.
The U.S. government hasn't sought these capabilities for the sake of science. We know from the Cuban Twitter scandal, where the U.S. State Department where got caught red handed attempting to topple the Cuban government through social media, that these capabilities are already being used for offensive operations. Combine that with the fact that the U.S. Military got exposed in 2011 for developing 'sock puppet' software to create fake online identities and spread propaganda and an ominous picture snaps into focus.The U.S. government is militarizing social media through a combination of technology and social sciences, and Facebook is helping them.
Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:32 AM
This is mostly about the abuses of SpyBook
Jim Church did a recent show on Internet Privacy
Ep.88 FADE to BLACK Jimmy Church w/ Mark Weinstein NSA Internet Privacy LIVE on air
You may not know this...
Facebook's default option is they grab permission "to listen to your mic everywhere, all the time"
(And that means your cellphone too.)
And they are pushing to get more and more data
A great ap, would be one that tells you when your mic is turned on, and who is taking feeds
Posted 09 August 2014 - 02:49 AM
A Law Student takes on Spybook
Max Schrems, a 24-year-old law student from Austria, has become one of Facebook's most prominent critics
There are likely many things about Facebook that annoy you. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could sit down for six hours with one of the company’s top executives to give him an earful about what you ‘dislike’ about the site? That’s what 24-year-old Austrian law student Max Schrems got to do yesterday, thanks to his having filed dozens of complaints in Europe about Facebook’s data practices. On Monday, Facebook’s European director of policy (and former MP)Richard Allan and another unidentified California-based Facebook exec flew to Vienna to meet with Schrems for a whopping six hours to discuss his concerns.
Of Facebook’s 845 million users, Schrems may be the one most aggravating to the company. Last year, the 24-year-old Austrian law student spent a semester in the U.S. at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. When a professor invited Facebook privacy lawyer Ed Palmieri to speak to the class, Schrems was shocked by the lawyer’s limited grasp of the severity of data protection laws in Europe...
Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:45 AM
Time to short SpyBook - near $76-78 ?
($76 = 2X the $38 Launch price)
($18 = 1/2 X the $38)
FB ... update
Posted 05 February 2016 - 01:07 AM
Posted 10 May 2016 - 03:36 PM
Yet another reason to boycott Harvest-Book
Facebook Admits To Omitting Conservative Topics
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