How Facebook is Using AI to Help Bring Photos to Life for the Blind

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Description: New AI technology can interpret the content of photos and provide more context than was possible before. But there’s still a long way to go. Source: Fast Company Date: October 16, 2015 Trevor Thomas is a professional hiker. Heading out on some of America’s most famous trails with his dog, Tennille, for treks of up to six… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Working on a ‘Dislike’ Button

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Description: Facebook is finally going to do it — it’s finally going to make a “Dislike” button. Source: CNN Money Date: Sept 15th, 2015 The format of the button is still unclear, but the company has been working on the concept for a while and expects to roll it out soon. Read More Questions for discussion: 1.  What is… Read more »

Facebook Changes News Feed Algorithm To Prioritize Content From Friends Over Pages

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Description: Once again, Facebook has changed its algorithms. This change will allow users to see more friends’ posts and less company/pages posts. Source: Forbes Date: April 23, 2015 Facebook product manager Max Eulenstein and user experience researcher Lauren Scissors announced that the News Feed has been updated to show you content that matters to you the most. Eulenstein… Read more »

Drones Beaming Web Access Are in the Stars for Facebook

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Description: A rendering of a Facebook drone, which will weigh less than a small car and have the wingspan of a Boeing 767. Facebook hopes to use about 1,000 drones to connect people to the web. Source: The New York Times Date: February 26, 2015 In classical mythology, Aquila is the eagle carrying Jupiter’s thunderbolts skyward. At Facebook,… Read more »

Magic Leap Makes Internet Lose Its Mind

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Description: Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world. Source: CNN Money Date: March 20, 2015 Magic Leap, a tech company vying to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR, says they have the technology that will blow your mind. Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you heard of Magic Leap before? Does… Read more »

Facebook Needs a ‘Sympathy’ Button

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Description: When you want to acknowledge a post on Facebook but a “like” seems inappropriate, and a “dislike” button would be too negative. Source: Mashable Date: January 25, 2015 A school friend’s mom passed away last week. He posted the news on Facebook with a short, dignified note, giving brief details of how his mother had… Read more »

The World’s Most-Loved Brands on Social Media

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Description: 10 companies make the top 10 most-loved brands on social media, according to Hootsuite. Source: TechVibes Date: November 20, 2014     Hootsuite has launched The Love List, a regularly self-updating list of the world’s most-loved brands on social media. The Vancouver-based, billion-dollar social media company uses an algorithm that combines sentiment and mentions to determine whose… Read more »

Facebook Conducted Another Secret Experiment On Users

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Description: Once again, Facebook is up to their old tricks again organizing social experiments on it’s users, unbeknownst to anyone. Source: Huffington Post Date: November 3, 2014   Facebook quietly tweaked the news feeds of 1.9 million users before the 2012 election so they would see more “hard news” shared by friends. That change may have boosted voter turnout… Read more »

Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Guide for Youth

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Description: Facebook is taking the issue of teen suicide very seriously with the launch of this new initiative hoping to make a difference in the cause. Source: TechVibes Date: September 11, 2014   Yesterday Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone and TSN personality Michael Landsberg, introduced Help A Friend in Need, a new resource that provides… Read more »

Facebook’s Anonymous App Could Kill Trolls With Secret Identity

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Description: Facebook’s new app is promising to help ward off spammers and internet “trolls”. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 10, 2014 Wack-a-mole. That’s what it’s usually like fighting trolls, bullies, and spammers in anonymous communities. Ban them and they just start new accounts. That’s why the fact that Facebook knows who you really are could be… Read more »