If you're a Facebook regular, you've probably seen your share of ads for some "amazing" tech products, the kind that leave users "totally blown away" and are on sale now for "incredible prices!" More often than not, these ads are accompanied by some pretty compelling videos and a hard-to-bypass "Buy Now" button. My advice: Think before you tap. Not all of these products are new, unique to Facebook or especially good deals. Hey, I know that drone Recently, for example, I spotted an ad (above) touting "the ultimate gadget" -- the Baby Elfie drone, which was priced at "50 percent off and FREE shipping!" On top of that, some 35,000 Facebook users had "liked," "loved" or "wowed" that post. Surely, this must be an incredible deal.Curious, I clicked through to see the price and landed at the storefront for Cyber Deal Today. Its 50-percent-off price for the drone: $89.99.Given all the features and the admittedly impressive demo video accompanying the ad, you might find that a good … [Read more...] about Is that ‘amazing’ product on Facebook really a good deal?
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Supported by U.S. By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and GABRIEL J.X. DANCEAPRIL 8, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Christopher Deason stumbled upon the psychological questionnaire on June 9, 2014. He was taking a lot of online surveys back then, each one earning him a few dollars to help pay the bills. Nothing about this one, which he saw on an online job platform, struck him as “creepy or weird,” he said later.So at 6:37 that evening, Mr. Deason completed the first step of the survey: He granted access to his Facebook account.Less than a second later, a Facebook app had harvested not only Mr. Deason’s profile data, but also data from the profiles of 205 of his Facebook friends. Their names, birth dates and location data, as well as lists of every Facebook page they had ever liked, were downloaded — without their knowledge or express consent — before Mr. Deason could even begin reading the first survey … [Read more...] about ‘You Are the Product’: Targeted by Cambridge Analytica on Facebook
The former digital director of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, Brad Parscale, has been named campaign manager for the 2020 re-election campaign. A political novice prior to the 2016 race, Parscale oversaw the campaign’s digital operations from the San Antonio offices of his web design and strategy firm Giles-Parscale. What began as a one-man operation in 2015 grew into one of the most successful—and controversial—digital campaigns in presidential history, with Parscale’s team working alongside embedded staffers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google to fine-tune the campaign’s advertising online. "Brad was essential in bringing a disciplined technology and data-driven approach to how the 2016 campaign was run," said Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner in a statement. "His leadership and expertise will help build a best-in-class campaign." The news of Parscale's new position was first reported by the Drudge Report. Parscale eventually assumed … [Read more...] about Brad Parscale Will Run Trump’s 2020 Campaign—Putting Focus Back on Facebook
posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:41 12 1. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011) And another good reason why you dont rant/ putting anything important on facebook. It can get your fired. posted on 02 Dec 2011, 12:45 4 23. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010) Dang, what happen to freedom of speech. O' we r talking about natzees. Lol posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:16 6 26. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011) Apple employees are placed under massive mental pressure to keep smiling and talk well of apple at all times. Their induction training involves them being tied to a chair with eyes held open and subjected to several 'apple is good,you love apple' training videos until their mental resolve succumbs to the apple darkness that now surrounds them! posted on 02 Dec 2011, 21:07 2 42. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009) If I own a company and someone is being sarcastic like that I'd fire them too. If the employee wasn't … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple cans employee over an iPhone rant on Facebook
During an earnings call in late January, Mark Zuckerberg surprised everyone by saying people spending less time on Facebook is a good thing. Moreover, time spent on Facebook will likely continue to decrease as the company implements further changes to the platform over the next year. It was a startling remark by the CEO of a company that makes money almost exclusively from advertising, but his message was simple: quality over quantity. The tech media’s response was predictable. Zuckerberg was doing a PR spin on bad numbers. Facebook made bad choices and was reaping the consequences. People don’t trust Facebook anymore. Of course people use Facebook less, Facebook is just boring now. Here’s a crazy idea: What if Facebook actually is trying to be better? Is it so unreasonable to believe that – after fake news entered the common lexicon – Facebook has seen the dark side to its power and ubiquity? That it’s willing to put aside some temporary ad revenue … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg says he wants us to spend less time on Facebook. Maybe he means it