Tagged with “facebook” (18)

  1. Enchanting By Numbers (2015 version) | Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything

    We take another look at algorithms. Tim Hwang explains how Uber’s algorithms generate phantom cars and marketplace mirages. And we revisit our conversation with Christian Sandvig who, last year asked Facebook users to explain how they imagine the Edgerank algorithm works (this is the algorithm that powers Facebook’s news feed). Sandvig discovered that most of his subjects had no idea there even was an algorithm at work. Plus  James Essinger and Suw Charman-Anderson, tell us about Ada Lovelace, the woman who wrote the first computer program (or as James puts it – Algorithm)  in 1843.

    https://toe.prx.org/2015/10/enchanting-by-numbers-2015-version/

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  2. BBC Radio - Ouch: Disability Talk, Facebook salad

    Meet Matt King. He’s an enngineer who works at Facebook HQ in California. He’s one of the people on a team who works towards making the big social network accessible. (a transcript of this podcast will appear on this page soon)

    King explains the recent AI innovation on Facebook which describes photos to blind people. He talks about future aspirations and tells us what you can get to eat on Facebook campus, for free, at lunchtime. His favourite is a huge big salad, hence the title of this podcast.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p049l1p7

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  3. Is the Internet Being Ruined? - Freakonomics Radio - WNYC

    It’s a remarkable ecosystem that allows each of us to exercise control over our lives. But how much control do we truly have? How many of our decisions are really being made by Google and Facebook and Apple? And, perhaps most importantly: is the Internet’s true potential being squandered?

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/internet-being-ruined/

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  4. Gimlet Media | » #29 The Takeover

    Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible – a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office.

    https://gimletmedia.com/episode/29-the-takeover/

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  5. Many Younger Facebook Users ‘Unfriend’ The Network : NPR

    Some younger users of Facebook say that using the site often leaves them feeling sad, lonely and inadequate. A new trend is emerging among these most intense of digital users: Many in their teens and 20s are leaving the social network altogether.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/01/09/261108836/many-younger-facebook-users-unfriend-the-network

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  6. Pizza Delicious Bought An Ad On Facebook. How’d They Do? : Planet Money : NPR

    What happened when two guys who sell pizza out of a window in New Orleans decided to buy a Facebook ad —€” and what it says about the state of social-media advertising.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/05/16/152736597/pizza-delicious-bought-an-ad-on-facebook-howd-they-do?ft=1&f=93559255

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  7. Tim Berners-Lee on the rise of walled gardens

    Inventor of the world wide web says that throughout the history of the internet, people had been concerned about the emergence of apparently dominant giants.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/audio/2012/apr/18/tim-berners-lee-walled-gardens-audio

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  8. Tim Berners-Lee on internet data and privacy

    Inventor of the world wide wide talks about the potential misuses of personal information by companies, organisations and governments.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/audio/2012/apr/18/tim-berners-lee-internet-data-privacy-audio

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  9. Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem : Shots - Health Blog : NPR

    They complain a bit more than everyone else, and they often share their negative views and feelings when face to face with friends and acquaintances. Researchers wondered whether those behavior patterns would hold true online.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/26/149237888/facebook-may-not-be-so-friendly-for-those-with-low-self-esteem

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  10. Breaking Down Walls, a Decentralised Social Web?

    The web is founded on open, decentralised principles. This means anyone can build a site that can link to any other, without any need for proprietary technology. No one owns e-mail, usenet or http, but social services like Facebook and Twitter are—for the most part—silo’d businesses with their own networks and proprietary APIs. You can join them together in code, but they’re not in any way ‘interoperable’.

    This panel will explore why large and centralized seems to dominate, whether it’s a bug or a feature. We’ll take a critical eye at new attempts at building distributed social web products like Diaspora. We won’t be focusing on the technical specifications as much as the end user experience and the business models that could support them. If a distributed service wouldn’t be fun, easy to use or profitable, then is there really any point in building one…?

    Evan Prodromou, CTO, StatusNet Inc

    Founder and creator of the StatusNet open source social platform, Evan is the co-chair of the W3C’s working group on federated social web technologies.

    http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP11746

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