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Mathieu Plourde

THINK: Fresh Opinions, Sharp Analyses and Powerful Essays - 0 views

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    "we cannot be dependent on Facebook's benevolence for protection in a world where so much of our daily activities are codified into data and collected by third parties. Indeed, we should be skeptical of Facebook's own efforts to use artificial intelligence to monitor user data for what it deems dangerous content. To continue down this path is to passively accept a surveillance society and sacrifice the liberty that enables a democracy to flourish."
Mathieu Plourde

F8 2017 Keynote - 0 views

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    "Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders talk about the future of artificial intelligence and virtual reality."
Mathieu Plourde

Don't click 'like' on Facebook again until you read this - 1 views

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    "Only after the post gets a certain number of likes and shares does the scammer edit it and add something malicious. In fact, if you go back through your history of liked posts, you might find that some of them have changed to something you wouldn't have liked in a million years."
Mathieu Plourde

As Paris Terror Attacks Unfolded, Social Media Tools Offered Help in Crisis - The New Y... - 0 views

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    "Facebook activated its Safety Check tool, which allows users in an area affected by a crisis to mark themselves or others as safe. Facebook created the tool to help in times of crisis, a spokeswoman, Anna Richardson White, said on Saturday, and it has activated it five times in the last year after natural disasters. But this was the first time it was activated for something like this, she said. "People turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates, which is why we created Safety Check and why we have activated it for people in Paris," Ms. White said."
Mathieu Plourde

Positive comments on social media found to influence potential voters - 0 views

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    "When Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media site about a political candidate, those opinions positively influence their own views of the politician, while unfavorable comments have a negative effect, according to a new paper by University of Delaware researchers."
Mathieu Plourde

Andrew Marcum, Wanted Ohio Man, Openly Taunts Cops on Facebook - Then Gets Caught - NBC... - 0 views

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    "The Butler County Sheriff's page was updated Tuesday night with a mugshot of Marcum looking red-faced and apparently in tears. The department wrote that Marcum "will be off Facebook temporarily because there is no social media access in the Butler County Jail. He's turned himself in.""
Mathieu Plourde

Senate moves forward on social media and employment bill - 0 views

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    "But the online application for the job included a space in which to enter one's Facebook account. The Navy man, who deliberately didn't have a Facebook account, left the space blank - which seemed to puzzle the company. "They said, 'Well, get a Facebook (account) and we'll interview you,' " Boquist recalled in her public testimony before a Senate committee on Feb. 18. "He said, 'I'm not going to have one.' So he did not get the interview.""
Mathieu Plourde

A Teenager's View on Social Media - 0 views

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    "I think the best way to approach this would be to break it down by social media network and the observations/viewpoints I've gathered over the years."
Mathieu Plourde

114-Year-Old Woman Has To Lie About Age To Join Facebook - 0 views

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    "The centenarian who just celebrated her 114th birthday felt her age when she tried to create a Facebook account recently, only to discover that the social networking site's options for date-of-birth only go back as far as 1905. Stoehr was born in 1900."
Mathieu Plourde

5 reasons why Ello isn't the second coming of Facebook | PCWorld - 0 views

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    But Facebook is the network Ello wants to kill. Its manifesto is straightforward: "You are not a product." Ello is ad-free and doesn't believe in tracking your activity to sell to advertisers. But that isn't why Ello is popular. The network is invite-only, which is driving demand. People who have signed up are inviting their friends en masse to make the site worth using.
Mathieu Plourde

Beware IT crowd: Facebook hubs may influence grades - 0 views

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    ""You may not be aware, but this can actually have a massive effect on the performance of the [student] cohort," he said. "If the wrong students set up [the most popular] group, and that's the one everyone goes on, the amount of control they have…is massive." He continued: "If the group is set up by students so that only they can post and nobody else, they can censor discussions."
Mathieu Plourde

5 Things I Learned When I Quit Facebook - 0 views

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    "A few weeks ago, I'd had it. It seemed like social media was bringing me more guilt and frustration than happiness. So I decided to go on a fast, starting immediately. Here's what I've learned:"
Mathieu Plourde

How to Stop Facebook From Making Us Pawns in Its Corporate Agenda | Opinion | WIRED - 0 views

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    "Social media regularly manipulates how user posts appear; the abuse of socially shared information has become a collective problem that requires a collective response. This is a call to action. We should work together to demand that companies promise not to make us involuntary accomplices in corporate activities that compromise other people's autonomy and trust."
Mathieu Plourde

Understanding Facebook's Lost Generation of Teens - 0 views

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    ""I mean, man, it's like not real life. Not. Real. Life. Why would you be on there when there's this," he gestured, with his chin, to everything around him, the bottleneck of teens, grouping off, chattering. Then he looked over at a small pack of guys dressed a little like him, ambling towards us. "Those are my boys," he said, then offered me his hand to shake. "Hope this helps," he said, adding, at the last moment, "Obviously, like, Facebook is not cool.""
Mathieu Plourde

Making Ads Better And Giving You More Control - 0 views

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    "When we ask people about our ads, one of the top things they tell us is that they want to see ads that are more relevant to their interests. Today, we learn about your interests primarily from the things you do on Facebook, such as Pages you like. Starting soon in the US, we will also include information from some of the websites and apps you use. This is a type of interest-based advertising, and many companies already do this."
Mathieu Plourde

WhatsApp's Founder Goes From Food Stamps to Billionaire - 0 views

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    ""No one wakes up excited to see more advertising, no one goes to sleep thinking about the ads they'll see tomorrow," Koum said in the post. A hand-written note on the his desk reads: "No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!""
Mathieu Plourde

5 Ways Businesses Are Using Visual Storytelling on Facebook - 1 views

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    In this article I'll show you five imaginative ways brands are using pictures to tell compelling stories that generate engagement on Facebook.
Mathieu Plourde

6-Day Visit To Rural African Village Completely Changes Woman's Facebook Profile Picture - 0 views

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    "As soon as I walked into that dusty, remote town and the smiling children started coming up to me, I just knew my Facebook profile photo would change forever,"
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