How low-paid workers at ‘click farms’ create appearance of online popularity

Dispatches found one boss in Bangladesh who boasted of being "king of Facebook" for his ability to create accounts and then use them to create hundreds or thousands of...

Facebook totally meant to lose a million daily users

Facebook lost daily users for the first time ever in the U.S. and Canada. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he meant for that to happen. During yesterday’s Q4 earnings report...

Facebook site made to exploit human ‘vulnerability’

Facebook’s founders knew they were creating something addictive that exploited “a vulnerability in human psychology” from the outset, according to the company’s founding president Sean Parker.  READ MORE HERE    

Facebook may be trying to coax creators away from YouTube — Quartz

Facebook might be messing with YouTube’s livelihood. The social network launched a video platform last summer called Facebook Watch that was meant to be a hub for longer-form, TV-like programming,...

MY HOUSE SPIED ON ME

n December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet:...

Meet the agoraphobic globetrotter who uses Street View to ‘travel’ the world

Jacqui Kenny, a London-based photography enthusiast, has captured some of the most striking corners of the world, from Mexico and Chile to Kyrgyzstan and Russia to West Africa and...

“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral

From a business standpoint, Facebook’s barbarism seemed to work out well for the company. The social network is worth over half-a-trillion dollars, and Zuckerberg himself is worth some $76...

Strange social norms from around the world

But what is normal in your country may not be in others, and vice-versa.So we invite you to check out this gallery where we will explain some things which...

Facebook admits that social media can be bad for democracy – The Verge

Facebook’s ongoing attempt to reckon with its impact on civil life continued today with the company acknowledging that its platform is not always good for democracy.  

Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians

Twitter says it will notify nearly 700,000 users who interacted with accounts the company has identified as potential pieces of a propaganda effort by the Russian government during the...