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Influencers are flocking to a surprising new kind of social media

April 14th, 2019 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off

Influencers are flocking to a surprising new kind of social media 350+ influencers with a collective audience of 3.5 billion people are flocking to a platform called Escapex, which gives them their own apps. It’s part of the next wave of social media focused on smaller, more private groups. Last week, actor Jeremy Renner posted […]



Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas.

April 12th, 2019 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive of Facebook. Technology is a major part of our lives, and companies such as Facebook have immense responsibilities. Every day, we make decisions about what speech is harmful, what constitutes political advertising, and how to prevent sophisticated cyberattacks. These are important for keeping our community safe. But if […]



The automatic weapons of social media

April 7th, 2019 at 12:49 am » Comments Off

  It’s time for the platforms to admit their response is flawed, and work together to protect our civil discourse. This is not an easy essay to write, because I have believed that technology companies are a force for good for more than 30 years. And for the past ten years, I’ve been an unabashed […]



Facebook can make VR Avatars look – and move – exactly like you

March 18th, 2019 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Research assistant Autumn Trimble sits inside “Mugsy,” one of the capture facilities Pittsburgh’s Facebook Reality Lab uses to create “codec avatars.” “There’s this big, ugly sucker at the door,” the young woman says, her eyes twinkling, “and he said, ‘Who do you think you are, Lena Horne?’ I said no but that I knew Miss […]



Alternatives to Facebook

March 11th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

Facebook has been under relentless attack since the Cambridge Analytica scandal in early 2018. Broadcasters and news publishers have declared open season on Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and other senior executives at the company. And while not quite ubiquitous, #deletefacebook pops up every time there’s a story about data privacy. The EU has fined them, […]



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