Facebook is coding a whole new class system | Arwa Mahdawi

February 16, 2018

Forget income the new class signifiers are internet-connected devices and home ownership, according to the social network Facebook Facebook is coding a whole new class system Last modified on Tue 13 Feb 2018 17.00EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Class according to Facebook Photograph: Guardian Design Team If you do your shopping on Ocado and have a penchant for avocados, youre probably fairly posh, right? In…


The Formula for Phone Addiction Might Double As a Cure

February 4, 2018

In September 2007, 7 5 students trod into a classroom at Stanford. Ten weeks later, they had collectively amassed 16 million users,$ 1 million dollars in publicizing income, and a formula that would charm a generation. The class–colloquially known as “The Facebook Class”–and its instructor, BJ Fogg, became Silicon Valley fictions. Graduates went on to work and blueprint concoctions at Uber, Facebook, and Google. Some even started fellowships with their…


Snapchat Stories Can Now Live Outside the App

January 24, 2018

If recent trends are any indication, the future of social media lives in Stories—those short bursts of customizable, compilable videos and images that stay online for just 24 hours—and every platform wants to make their version the one you use exclusively. Last week, Facebook announced a desktop upload tool for its Stories feature, hoping to entice Facebookers to create content on more than just their mobile. Today, Instagram rolls out…


Facebooks New Captcha Test: ‘Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face’

December 6, 2017

Facebook may soon ask you to "upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face," to prove you're not a bot. The company is using a new kind of captcha to verify whether a user is a real person. According to a screenshot of the identity test shared on Twitter on Tuesday and verified by Facebook, the prompt says: “Please upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your…


Facebook blocks one of the world’s most popular Facebook pages

November 21, 2017

Unilad disappeared from Facebook on Friday.Image: SASCHA STEINBACH/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock The popular Facebook Page for Unilad with 34 million “likes” disappeared from the social network on Friday, suggesting that Facebook blocked the page. It was back up around 10:10 a.m. ET. The temporary shutdown caused panic among the publisher community, reminding them that they operate at the whims of Facebook. “The Unilad Facebook channel encountered some temporary downtime due to a minor…


How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings

November 19, 2017

Facebook deserves a lot of the flack it gets, be it for providing Russian information with a stage or gradually deteriorating privacy standards. Still, it has some sincere usefulness. And while the single good space to keep your privacy safe on Facebook is to delete your chronicle, taking these simple-minded stairs in the places is the next best thing. Remember, it’s not just friends of friends you need to think…


Facebook’s hardware genius is leaving the company after just 18 months

October 18, 2017

ead of Constructing 8 at Facebook Regina Dugan speaks onstage during the course of its Fast Company Innovation Festival 2016 at Skirball Center, NYU on November 3, 2016 in New York City . Image: Brad Barket/ Getty Images for Fast Company Facebook’s secretive Building 8 equipment lab is losing its boss. Regina Dugan, who left Google’s Advanced Technology and Project group to lead Building 8, announced that she will be…


Wanted man says he’ll turn himself in if police get 1,000 shares on a Facebook post

October 11, 2017

After insulting Michigan’s Redford Township Police Department on their Facebook sheet, a soldier missed for impressive authorizes told you he would change himself in( and deliver donuts) if the next situation they announced came over 1,000 shares. A defy the police were happy to accept. The man, who goes by “Champagne Torino” on Facebook, but whose real figure believe that there is Michael, has apparently been trolling the police department…


I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Heres What It Did to Me

August 20, 2017

There’s this great Andy Warhol excerpt you’ve perhaps interpreted before:” I think everybody should like everybody .” You can buy signs and dishes with photographs of Warhol, looking like the blanket of a Belle& Sebastian album, with that motto plastered across his face in Helvetica. But the full mention, taken from a 1963 interrogation in Art News , is a great description of how we interact on social media today….


The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

August 18, 2017

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose? The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[] The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty. Alex Younger,…