👍🔗 enjoying, sort of, Zuckerberg’s Preposterous Defense of Facebook – The New York TimesAlso on:
👍🔗 To Serve The World – from a dog that does. Plus great gif @cogdog
Targeted FB ads & video editing are worrying Tory attack ad misrepresents Corbyn views on IRA, says Labour
This is why I still think journalists should be posting on their own sites and only syndicating to Facebook. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/19/facebook-blocks-malta-journalist-joseph-muscat-panama-papers?CMP=twt_gu
Source: This is why I still think journalists should be posting on their own sites and only syndicating to Facebook. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/19/facebook-blocks-malta-journalist-joseph-muscat-panama-papers?CMP=twt_gu
Google says it can’t trust our self-hosted AMP pages enough to pre-render them. But they ask for a lot of trust from us. We’re supposed to trust Google to cache and host copies of our pages. We’re supposed to trust Google to provide some mechanism to users to get at the original canonical URL. I’d like to see trust work both ways.
Source: Adactio: Journal—In AMP we trust
Reading above my pay grade again.
More about Google’s AMP stuff here: Google AMP is good for mobile web users – but what about publishers? | Media | The Guardian
Given Schools should teach pupils how to spot ‘fake news’ – BBC News, it might make understanding and evaluating content even harder.
Facebook was the key to the entire campaign, Wigmore explained. A Facebook ‘like’, he said, was their most “potent weapon”. “Because using artificial intelligence, as we did, tells you all sorts of things about that individual and how to convince them with what sort of advert. And you knew there would also be other people in their network who liked what they liked, so you could spread. And then you follow them. The computer never stops learning and it never stops monitoring.”
Carole Cadwalladr’s article in today’s Observer, is both fascinating and frightening. The technology used by Cambridge Analytics is incredibly powerful the use it has ben put too worrying. Andy Wigmore, Leave.EU’s comms director in the quote above doesn’t have a Facebook account quoted in the same article:
It is creepy! It’s really creepy! It’s why I’m not on Facebook! I tried it on myself to see what information it had on me and I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ What’s scary is that my kids had put things on Instagram and it picked that up. It knew where my kids went to school.
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Some thoughts about making choices about the software and systems you use, they may have hidden positives or negatives.
- Ian Guest (@IaninSheffield)
- Aaron Davis (@mrkrndvs)
- My Secret Art of Blogging – Read Write Respond
- Banning Ads Is Nice, but the Problem Is Facebook’s Underlying Model | Hapgood
- Sal Soghoian
Featured image, iPhone screenshot, edited in snapseed
A classroom, like any other social group will have popular pupils, the ones who get heard most by other pupils. I guess a teachers job is to encourage participation for all learners.
We have to think if software companies are the best people to curate our information.
A While back I turned off the setting in twitter to show me the ‘best tweets’ first. I noted that I hadn’t noticed this being turned on.
Yesterday I found a new setting, not sure when it happened, and tweeted turning it off with a gif:
This got a couple of interesting replies and I put in a few more pence worth:
— Jennifer Jones (@jennifermjones) August 20, 2016
— john johnston (@johnjohnston) August 20, 2016
— RobertMacmillan (@robfmac) August 20, 2016
— john johnston (@johnjohnston) August 20, 2016
I don’t really do Facebook 1 but it is even further done the algorithmic path.
I presume the algorithms will be designed with the end goal of getting more ad views, not for what is ‘best’ for the user or community. They may also have negative effects on a learning community see: Participant association and emergent curriculum in a MOOC: can the community be the curriculum? | Bell | Research in Learning Technology, which I’ve read too quickly a couple of times now.
I don’t suppose there is much to do about this in the short term other than turning off settings when we can. Longer term it might be wise to think about the IndieWeb.
Featured Image: A screenshot…
PS. This post is mostly a few tweets, I’ve been thinking that interesting things often get lost in the stream, and pulling out a bunch might be useful.
This is a experiment, I’ve generated a list of my recent (last 6 weeks) Pinboard: bookmarks tagged ‘facebook’ and post them below.
This will hopefully be a useful reference for me and perhaps others.
I’ve been thinking about Facebook quite a bit recently. I still only visit occasionally and feel fairly negative about it. When I do visit I often see interesting things about folk I know, but not enough to make me visit more often. I also recognise that it can be used for really interesting projects for example the EAST Project we talked about on on Radio #EDUtalk.
The video, linked to by Alan, held my attention for the full hour (I find it hard to watch online videos for more than a few minutes).
- Facebookistan english version – YouTube
- What do you mean “If” Facebook were a country?
- The secret rules of the internet | The Verge
- The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed | WIRED
- Are you being catfished? | open thinking
- Facebook abandons free speech
- Seth’s Blog: Read more blogs
- Facebook has an identity crisis – and it’s messing with democracy – ClintLalonde.net
- Facebook Schools MOOCs on Engagement ~ Stephen Downes
- Magic, Misdirection, Sleight of Hand, Facebook
- Timothy Boostrom is Not Real — Medium
- Facebook is blowing us off
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Got a web site?
Want to publish your posts to social networks?
Want to see comments and likes on your site?
Bridgy is for you.
Bridgy lets you post to social networks – and comment, like, reshare, and
more – from your own web site. It also pulls other people’s comments, likes, and
reshares of your posts back to your site. In
IndieWeb lingo, Bridgy lets you
the silos easily and
backfeed the responses
out this example, or see the docs for more details.
This looks like a really exciting development in social media. Recently most of the commentary on blog posts has moved to twitter, g+ or facebook. This looks like it could link that up and push out posts and then pull comments made on other sites back to your blog.