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Facebook’s survey to assess the trustworthiness of news is only 2 questions long — but says that's not an issue (FB)

Facebook is asking its users to decide how trustworthy news outlets are — and its survey is only two questions long. The social network has been repeatedly criticised over the spread of misinformation and hoaxes. Facebook argues it will...Show More Summary

Techdirt Podcast Episode 151: Facebook Won't Save Democracy

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In the midst of the political chaos in America and the world at large, a whole lot of attention has been turned to Facebook and its role in modern democracy. The social network has responded by announcing another round of news feed changes, the true impact of which (if any) remains far from clear. Show More Summary

Facebook admits social media threat to democracy

11 hours agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

The comments from the world's biggest social network were its latest response to intense criticism for failing to stop the spread of misinformation among its two billion users -- most strikingly leading up to the 2016 US election. "In 2016, we at Facebook were far too slow to recognize how bad actors were abusing our platform," he said. Show More Summary

Facebook will roll out privacy center globally to give more users control ahead of EU law

12 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — Facebook will make it easier for its more than 2 billion users to manage their own data in response to a tough new European Union law that comes into force in May, the social network’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said. “We’re rolling out a new privacy center globally that will put the […]

Flicks: Facebook’s New Way of Measuring Time

13 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Facebook just created a new way to measure time, but you won't be seeing it on your Apple Watch. The social network introduced Flicks, which are aimed at simplifying the process for programmers and developers working with media. One Flick is equal to 1/705600000 second, which is slightly larger than a nanosecond. However, Flicks are...

Gig Spending on Instagram Has Quadrupled Since the Beginning of 2017, Fiverr Says

According to 2017 Fiverr social media trends, spending on gigs are up for many sites. See the social networks where folks spent the most after the jump.

Fishing for graphs in a Hadoop data lake

Exploring many small regions of a graph with low latency using specialized graph and multi-model databases. Graphs in the sense of linked data with vertices and edges are everywhere these days: social networks, computer networks, and citations, to name but a few. Show More Summary

Women at Yale say they developed a secret way to protect themselves from dangerous men because the school keeps failing them

Women at Yale use "whisper networks" and Google Docs to share information about men they say engaged in sexual harassment or assault. Sororities collect the names of these men and bar them from social events. Women point to fears ofShow More Summary

Cheetah Mobile and Hypr team up on music influencer marketing

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Cheetah Mobile has teamed up with Hypr to facilitate marketing to music influencers. Hypr has an index of millions of influencers on the Musical.ly platform, a social media network for music videos, as well as on Cheetah’s own mobile networks. Cheetah, meanwhile, has more than 3.81 billion mobile installs through its security and utility apps. […]

Facebook, admitting it can be bad for democracy, tries to end voter meddling before midterms

After Russian interference that rocked the 2016 presidential campaign, Facebook admits the giant social network can be bad for democracy.        

Facebook, admitting it can be bad for democracy, tries to end voter meddling before midterms

After Russian interference that rocked the 2016 presidential campaign, Facebook admits the giant social network can be bad for democracy.        

Facebook should run like your cable company, Rupert Murdoch says. How would that even work?

17 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

As Facebook seeks to weather a storm of criticism over its handling of news and politics, one of the world's biggest media titans argued Monday that the social network could restore people's faith in the platform by taking a lesson or two from the cable industry. Rupert Murdoch — the Fox News founder and executive chairman of News […]

Bumble adds Instagram option to user profiles

17 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

EXCLUSIVE: Social networking app Bumble announced today that it has integrated Instagram into its user profiles. Users can now opt-in to allow potential matches to scroll through their Instagram feed through the Bumble app. The feature is available on Android and iOS. To activate the feature, go to your Edit Profile menu, select the “Connect your […]

Facebook races to wipe out election meddling before 2018 midterms as it admits to failings

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

After Russian interference that rocked the 2016 presidential campaign, Facebook admits the giant social network can be bad for democracy.        

Badi: the flat-sharing business in Spain that’s based on the match algorithm

A mobile app, like Tinder, uses the API of the social network to understand our tastes and hobbies and you can publish a room or search roommate filtering by age, hobbies or everything that your Facebook has. Continue reading Badi: the flat-sharing business in Spain that’s based on the match algorithm at Property Portal Watch.

Facebook seeks to redefine time with 'flicks' - CNET

Seconds, minutes and hours won't become obsolete, but the social network giant has a new kind of clock for techies.

Rupert Murdoch: Facebook should pay media companies for news on social network

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

Facebook should pay media companies for trusted news sources that appear on the social network, media mogul Rupert Murdoch said Monday.        

Freeform Summit Was a Breath of Fresh Air That Ranged From Intersectional Feminism to Mermaid Sexuality

yesterdayHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Instead of a staid presentation and screenings, Freeform (formerly ABC Family) hosted the first ever Freeform Summit, a night of conversation between leading voices—not just from the network, but from social media and the industry in general. It was a bold choice, and it paid off in a lively night where the discussion ranged from intersectional feminism to mermaid sexuality.

Sorry, Facebook, people around the world think you’re a media company now

Even though Facebook controls the flow of information to more than 2 billion people, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long resisted the idea that his vast social network is a media company. Most recently, he doubled down on his anti-media notion...Show More Summary

Facebook hires Eurosport’s Peter Hutton to pursue global live sports rights deals

In recent months, Facebook has been looking to increase its footprint in live sports rights and has just hired an executive tasked acquiring such packages. As reported by Variety‘s Todd Spangler, the social media network has hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to negotiate deals for global sports rights. Show More Summary

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