Tag: Social Network

  • Zuckerberg Defends Facebook’s Value While Senators Question Apology

    People use its services ‘100 billion times a day’: Zuckerberg ‘We’ve seen the apology tours,’ scoffed Senator Blumenthal Mark Zuckerberg defended the social network’s value before Congress and pledged to correct its mistakes, as senators questioned whether he’ll deliver after years of failed assurances that he’d protect user privacy. “People come to Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, […]

  • Silicon Valley Has Failed to Protect Our Data. Heres How to Fix It

    Twitter, LinkedIn, Cambridge Analytica used that data to target likely Trump voters. Facebook responded that, no, this was not a “Featured in , March 26, 2018. Illustration: 731 For years we’ve been talking and thinking about social networks as interesting tools to model and understand human dynamics. But it’s no longer academic—Facebook has reached a scale where […]

  • Theres an Algorithmic Reason You Should Reply Yes to Every Facebook Event

    Last week I received a holiday party Facebook invite from a friend of mine and immediately smashed the RSVP yes button. I have no plans to go, and she knows that. Before the internet, RSVPs were an efficient way for event organizers to find out who would or would not be attending a party. RSVPs […]

  • Welcome to Corporate Adulthood, Facebook. It’s Awful.

    Last week, Facebook became an adult. This may seem like an odd thing to say about the world's fourth-largest company by stock market value. Facebook could also rightfully claim it had its worst week ever (so far). It was dealing with the target paid messages to bigots. Facing a shareholder lawsuit, Chief Executive Officer Mark […]