Deleting Facebook is a great idea in theory, but there are practical problems to be considered. Lately we’ve been hearing a lot of chatter on the #deleteFacebook front. Elon Musk deleted his companies’ […]
Your freedom of speech is safe with Facebook
Facebook remains clueless about everything except their dominant mission: make Mark Zuckerberg richer. The other day, I was reminded of Richard Spencer’s existence. Now that he’s on the radar and media of […]
In just a decade, ‘content’ trumped ‘news’ (and those who reported it)
Ten years has seen the evisceration of newsrooms; the alteration of form, function, and distribution of information; and the emergence of a distorted public discourse. Oh, joy. Since 2007, I’ve written about […]
Facebook’s See Less: the new “feature” that DOES. NOT. WORK.
Recently the wizards at Facebook rolled out a new feature: See Less. It allows you, allegedly, to mark certain of your friends so that fewer of their posts show up in your […]
Facebook’s worst nightmare: what if social media is just that – social?
New research suggests that social media is a bubble – how long before it bursts? These are heady days for social media interests. Facebook and Twitter run rampant, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vine and Instagram […]
Zuckerberg donates $10K to anti-gay politician: time for a billionaire lesson
Somebody needs to teach Facebook’s CEO how to wield wealth and influence. This started out as a brief comment on Frank’s post about leaving Facebook. If you haven’t read it yet, go do […]
Open letter to Mark Zuckerberg: you owe us one hell of an explanation
Did Facebook’s scientific study contribute to user suicides? We’ll never know, but statistics demand that we ask the question. Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: As the title of this post indicates, you owe us […]
Obama administration needs to take on Facebook and Google: cybersecurity under the COPPA cabana
It came to my attention looking through my own Facebook Timeline that children being born right now could very well have their entire lives documented online – from birth, if their parents […]
Mark Zuckerberg: Is it time for Facebook's boy genius to go?
Today’s LA Times asks a good question: Is Mark Zuckerberg in over his hoodie as Facebook CEO? Business writers Walter Hamilton and Jessica Guynn dig into an issue that I suspect some of us […]
Facebook's bad year just got worse
It’s an interesting time to be Facebook. You know, as in the old Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times.” They’ve been the target of freedom and privacy advocates for some […]