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Facebook faces prospect of 'devastating' data transfer ban after Irish ruling

blog post image Ireland's data regulator can resume a probe that may trigger a ban on Facebook's transatlantic data transfers, the High Court ruled on Friday, raising the prospect of a stoppage that the company warns would have a devastating impact on its business.

The volunteers using 'honeypot' groups to fight anti-vax propaganda

blog post image Volunteers are busting anti-vaccine conspiracy theories with decoy Facebook groups.

It just got a little easier to move your Facebook posts to some other platform

blog post image Social networks have typically followed the roach motel model of customer data: Make it easy to push data in, but hard/impossible to pull it back out. Platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter all make money by knowing what information you've (wittingly or unwittingly) handed over â…

Instagram photos help Facebook AI 'teach itself'

blog post image The photos were used to help a Facebook algorithm learn to recognise images without supervision.

'How many dead bodies?' asked Myanmar protester killed on bloodiest day

blog post image Shocking news from Myanmar reported by Reuters. "The day before he was killed, internet network engineer Nyi Nyi Aung Htet Naing had posted on Facebook about the increasingly violent military crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Myanmar." "“#How_Many_Dead_Bodies_UN_Need_To_Take_Action,” he wrote,...

Australian news app beats Facebook in App Store

blog post image "Take that Facebook. A homegrown app from Australia Broadcasting Company (ABC) topped iOS download charts in Australia, outpacing Facebook. That's important for one big reason: Facebook just banned news from appearing on Australian newsfeeds in response to a law that would require the social giant...

Goondiwindi Argus says that Government sets talks with Facebook

blog post image "Frydenberg and Zuckerberg to talk on Friday in an attempt to resolve news stand-off." Apart from the fact that Facebook has blocked them - sharing news stories from Australian newspaper websites would be so much easier if they configured their pages for sharing.

Facebook and Australia's media bargaining law

blog post image In Australia, Facebook’s ban on sharing news stories has sent publishers’ traffic tumbling: Audience declines of 20 percent or more have followed Facebook taking its traffic ball and going home. "Even people outside Australia can no longer share stories [on Facebook] from Australian publishers big...

Word of the day: deprecated

blog post image Geek talk. The tech behind this blog which takes any link that I find interesting and, instead of curating it for LinkedIn / Twitter / Facebook, curates it here on something I have control over broke. I accidentally upgraded the server to PHP8 and an old function in PHP each() no longer worked. Took...

Crowds of regular people are as good at moderating fake news on Facebook as professional fact-checkers

blog post image Crowds of regular people are as good at moderating fake news on Facebook as professional fact-checkers

A new study shows how Trump and the RNC duped traditional media into covering mail-in voter fraud: "To the extent that the

blog post image A new study shows how Trump and the RNC duped traditional media into covering mail-in voter fraud: "To the extent that the mass media model we identify here is the primary driver of information disorder, it will not be cured by more fact checking on Facebook."

Are you a populist right wing conservative? Have you been hooked recently?

blog post image If I wanted to find those who have a "conservative ideology" - so that I could share my views or influence them - I would do the following: set up a new account and start making contactsshare several of those technology scare hoax stories that you see posted e.g. Dance of the Pope virus video, the Andrea...

College students who go off Facebook for a week consume less news and report being less depressed: When users stop getting

blog post image College students who go off Facebook for a week consume less news and report being less depressed: When users stop getting news from Facebook, they don't necessarily start getting it somewhere else.

Putting a leash on Google and Facebook won’t do much to save the traditional news model: "Social media and search give

blog post image Putting a leash on Google and Facebook won’t do much to save the traditional news model: "Social media and search give advertisers better tools to target messages to more precise groups of potential consumers. It is a phenomenally better mousetrap."

Slate’s Facebook traffic has dropped by 87 percent since 2017. (Anyone else wanna share numbers?)

blog post image Slate’s Facebook traffic has dropped by 87 percent since 2017. (Anyone else wanna share numbers?)

Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Is Completely Busted: Facebook serves many useful functions. It helps you set up events,

blog post image Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Is Completely Busted: Facebook serves many useful functions. It helps you set up events, send messages to friends and family, and even organize groups. These are all side benefits, though. The main feature—the real thing Facebook wants to sell you—is the News Feed....

Using social media to support small group learning: Medical curricula are increasingly using small group learning and less

blog post image Using social media to support small group learning: Medical curricula are increasingly using small group learning and less didactic lecture-based teaching. This creates new challenges and opportunities in how students are best supported with information technology. We explored how university-supported...

Facebook trial hides alcohol adverts: The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for

blog post image Facebook trial hides alcohol adverts: The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.

Are publishers making money on Facebook? “Not really,” a new report finds: For years publishers have held onto the hope

blog post image Are publishers making money on Facebook? “Not really,” a new report finds: For years publishers have held onto the hope that all their investments in Facebook will, at some point, pay dividends when it comes to revenue. But a new report from WAN-IFRA suggests that, for most publishers, that's still...

Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News: You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing

blog post image Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News: You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader, but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) still has a role to play on the web of 2017. It’s faster, more efficient, and you won’t...