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 »

Facebook: We’re Still Experimenting on Users, But Now It’s Less Creepy

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Description: Facebook says it’s making changes after an uproar over its mood manipulation experiment. Source: CNN Money Date: October 2, 2014   The announcement marks Facebook’s fullest public acknowledgment yet of problems with the study, conducted unwittingly on some 690,000 users for one week in early 2012. Some people in this group were shown a higher number of positive posts… Read more »

Why Facebook Is Spending Billions On Companies It Doesn’t Need

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Description: Facebook has become a conglomerate. As the world’s largest social network Facebook doesn’t need any of these companies. As Facebook Inc. they are invaluable. Source: Forbes Date: April 3, 2014 As the dust settles on Facebook’s $2BN purchase of virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift last week, WHY?! remains the question on everyone’s lips. What’s more it… Read more »

Mobile Contacts Are Now The Real Social Network

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Description: As Facebook acquires Whatsapp, it’s a clear sign that mobile messaging apps are the real form of communication between friends who regularly chat, and that’s where the money is…for now. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 21, 2014  Facebook’s surprising acquisition of WhatsApp signals that it has realized that users’ true social network is the contact list on their smartphones…. Read more »