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Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘next decade’ manifesto
Zukerberg weighs in on how to control communities: appear to give them the Right to Decide. A new take on the war-lord Divide and Conquer. This is from a commentary on Z’s yearly FB manifesto.

> New Forms of Governance

> Zuckerberg reiterates that the existence of monolithic platforms with access to so many people and their private data creates new governance questions. And that it isn't right that private companies make "important decisions that touch on fundamental democratic values." One way to deal with this, he says, is through regulation, especially on issues with elections, harmful content, privacy and data portability.

> And then, in the next paragraph, the kicker: "Another and perhaps even better way to address this is by establishing new ways for communities to govern themselves." This includes an independent oversight board which can hear appeals against Facebook's content decisions. This "independent board will have the final decision in whether something is allowed."

On Monday, Bemidji voted 3-2 to not welcome refugees to Beltrami County. Wanna weigh in on that?
facebook  neoliberalism  politics 
6 weeks ago by mcmorgan
Facebook Executive Bosworth Says Facebook Is Responsible For Trump’s Election
Sure. The Power of Advertising. What he’s reckoning is that more dish detergents and Alcoa will flog their wares on FB. Return to innocence. As it was for NBC, so it is for FB.
facebook  socialmedia  advertising  trump 
6 weeks ago by mcmorgan
Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies.
If you run ‘em, you’re complicit. “We’re in a post-truth era now where the spoils won through deceptive demagoguery are clear. Cable news and digitally native publications have turned distortion of facts into a huge business.”

Until you aren’t: “This is why the social networks should halt sales of political campaign ads now. They’re the one set of stakeholders with flexibility and that could make a united decision. You’ll never get all the politicians and media to be honest, or the public to understand, but just a few companies could set a policy that would protect democracy from the world’s . And they could do it without having to pick sides or make questionable decisions on a case-by-case basis. Just block them all from all candidates.”
politics  complicity  socialpractices  facebook 
october 2019 by mcmorgan
“The problem is Facebook,” lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in
The kind of meetings we need to see more of: calling BS and distraction, calling for accountability.
politics  facebook  privacy 
november 2018 by mcmorgan
Facebook fake news: Sort it out yourself, readers
What? Be skeptical? Another country heard from.

"Facebook's list reflects the prudishness of the American news media it is now trying to please, where reporters take a vow of holy objectivity."

"Fundamentally ... Facebook, and Silicon Valley, doesn't want to hold a mirror to itself and its role in the clickbait content economy, which is the only economic model it wants to pursue."
rhetoric  facebook 
may 2017 by mcmorgan
Student expelled from Brainerd nursing school for Facebook comments sues -
According to the Press, the issue isn't what the student posted but that the admin is sidestepping policies. Is it a moral tale yet? It might become one.
dangersofblogging  facebook  fyc 
february 2013 by mcmorgan
Add this to The Horrors of Data Aggregation. from Lori Andrews is a law professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
#en3177  a&e  facebook  data_analysis  socialnetworking  privacy 
february 2012 by mcmorgan
Long Live the Web: Tim Berners-Lee Scientific American
TB-L is back with his continuing arguments for an open, net neural web. "Why should you care? Because the Web is yours. It is a public resource on which you, your business, your community and your government depend. The Web is also vital to democracy, a communications channel that makes possible a continuous worldwide conversation. The Web is now more critical to free speech than any other medium. It brings principles established in the U.S. Constitution, the British Magna Carta and other important documents into the network age: freedom from being snooped on, filtered, censored and disconnected."
facebook  history  internet  web  berners-lee  netneutrality  openaccess  #plenk2010 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
Social networking: teachers blame Facebook and Twitter for pupils' poor grades - Telegraph
The opening claim - "Children who spend much of their time online find it harder to concentrate in class, are permanently distracted and have shorter attention spans, researchers found." - turns out to be perceptions and beliefs by teachers. The article tells us more about misconceptions than what student are doing. Shame on Telegraph.
Fyc  myths  facebook  twitter 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
Gary Hamel on Managing Generation Y - the Facebook Generation - WSJ
Seems I've seen these 12 points before - can't recall where, but they are familiar. Anyway, brief, light-weight toss-off article homogenizes The Kids by working backwards from characteristics of some web interactions to characterizing the Coming Workers.
management  facebook  newmedia  socialmedia  fyc  fluff 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
apophenia » Blog Archive » Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant)
radical transparency.” In short, Kirkpatrick argues that Zuckerberg believes that people will be better off if they make themselves transparent. Not only that, society will be better off. (We’ll ignore the fact that Facebook’s purse strings may be better off too.) My encounters with Zuckerberg lead me to believe that he genuinely believes this, he genuinely believes that society will be better off if people make themselves transparent
facebook  privacy  socialmedia  socialnetworking  credibility  fyc 
may 2010 by mcmorgan
Say Everything
from The Best of Technology Writing 2008
web2.0  facebook  en3177 
february 2010 by mcmorgan
apophenia: Would the real social network please stand up?
"Not all social networks are the same.
You cannot assume network transitivity.
You cannot assume that properties that hold for one network apply to other networks.
To address this, I want to begin by mapping out three distinct ways of modeling a social network. These are not the only ways of modeling a social network, but they are three common ways that are often collapsed in public discourse."
twitter  facebook  socialnetworking  socialpractices 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline
List of faculty at Marquette who are using twitter for classes and why. The usual reasons and uses. One warning to limit personal exchanges.
twitter  socialpractices  socialmedia  privacy  facebook  teaching  fyc 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You - Clive Thompson -
Updates and weak ties. Always on means a return to village life, where everyone knows what everyone else is doing. Monitor your online persona so you can control it. "This is the paradox of ambient awareness. Each little update — each individual bit of social information — is insignificant on its own, even supremely mundane. But taken together, over time, the little snippets coalesce into a surprisingly sophisticated portrait of your friends’ and family members’ lives, like thousands of dots making a pointillist painting. This was never before possible, because in the real world, no friend would bother to call you up and detail the sandwiches she was eating." "“It drags you out of your own head,” she added. In an age of awareness, perhaps the person you see most clearly is yourself. "
weak_ties  ambient_awareness  findability  facebook  twitter  socialmedia  web2.0  socialnetworking  microblogging  intimacy 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Why Some Dolls Are Bad
a facebook app: a dynamically generated graphic novel built on the Facebook platform. The work assembles a stream of images from Flickr that match certain tags and dynamically mixes them with original text in order to produce a perpetually changing narrative.
narrative  facebook  fyc 
august 2008 by mcmorgan
Friends, friendsters, and top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites
By examining what different participants groups do on social network sites, this paper investigates what Friendship means and how Friendship affects the culture of the sites. I will argue that Friendship helps people write community into being in social n
socialnetworking  socialpractices  erhetoric  newmedia  facebook 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook
Cut through the cruft and clever yrations and Doctorow has a small point to make: the constrained social connections of FB aren't enough to warrant attention.
socialpractices  socialsoftware  Facebook  en3177 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
Facebook: Not Just For Students Anymore -
A Wired Campus blurb by J Young at the Chronicle. The comments provide a xsection of use to get discussions started in E-Rhet.
erhetoric  Facebook  socialnetworking  socialpractices 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
The death of e-mail. - By Chad Lorenz - Slate Magazine
IM and Facebook supplement email: instant and throwaway support teenage communication styles. Lorenz invents a generation gap.
erhetoric  Facebook  IM  literacy  SocialNetworking 
november 2007 by mcmorgan
Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism - Christine Rosen
A consideration of Facebook et al as self-portraiture, and the influence of social network spaces on culture
en3177  erhetoric  Facebook  journal  author2.0  authorship  authenticity 
september 2007 by mcmorgan
BBC NEWS | Technology | Are my online friends for real?
Outsource your network. Auntie Bee reports that social network ghosts can earn £1,000 a month.
blogging  Facebook  socialnetworking  freelancing 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
Whatever Happened to Online Etiquette? - Pogue
a list of bugaboos that picture the problem as more widespread than it probably is, but worth a read.
netiquette  fyc  dangersofblogging  Facebook 
january 2007 by mcmorgan
Pew Internet: Social Networking and Teens
finds that teens are becoming more savvy about what to post and what not. view the pdf for the full report
Facebook  myspace  socialnetworking  socialpractices  dangersofblogging 
january 2007 by mcmorgan
Jenkins - Media Education
JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF (application/pdf Object) Schools and afterschool programs must devote more attention to fostering what we call
Facebook  erhetoric  multimedia  media  twwt  readme  Education  literacy 
december 2006 by mcmorgan
Candidate Profiles Pop Up on Facebook
questions: is this pandering or valid rhet? is this a matter of insiders and outsiders?
Facebook  authenticity  erhetoric 
june 2006 by mcmorgan

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