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Facebook's moonshots: Making brains type and skin hear
The social network finally unveils what its secretive Building 8 hardware lab has been working on for the past year. Communication might never be the same.
facebook  f8  language 
9 weeks ago by iankennedy
Facebook and the cost of monopoly
Last year, before Facebook realized it could just leverage its network to squash Snap, Mark Zuckerberg spent most of his presentation laying out a long-term vision for all the areas in which Facebook wanted to innovate. This year couldn’t have been more different: there was no vision, just the wholesale adoption of Snap’s, plus a whole bunch of tech demos that never bothered to tell a story of why they actually mattered for Facebook’s users.
facebook  f8  BenThompson 
9 weeks ago by iankennedy
Climbing Out Of Facebook's Reality Hole
Mat Honan is pessimistic about Facebook's grip on reality
facebook  f8  MatHonan 
9 weeks ago by iankennedy
The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism
25,000 words on how media is using (and being used) on major digital distribution platforms.
facebook  businessmodel  media  twitter  EmilyBell 
10 weeks ago by iankennedy
Media in the age of algorithms
The essence of algorithm design is not to eliminate all error, but to make results robust in the face of error. Where de Havillands tried in vain to engineer a plane where the materials were strong enough to resist all cracks and fatigue, Boeing realized that the right approach was to engineer a design that allowed cracks, but kept them from propagating so far that they led to catastrophic failure. That is also Facebook’s challenge.
timoreilly  facebook  fakenews  boeing 
november 2016 by iankennedy
How Facebook News Feed Works
The ultimate guide with all the latest, will be updated as new changes are made.
facebook  newsfeed  joshconstine 
september 2016 by iankennedy
Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists? Here's What Happened When It Hired Some.
“They have it down to a science,” said one former curator. “We were truly slaves to the algorithm.”
facebook  futureofnews  journalism 
may 2016 by iankennedy
Who Controls Your Facebook Feed
A small team of engineers in Menlo Park. A panel of anonymous power users around the world. And, increasingly, you
facebook  newsfeed  algorithm 
january 2016 by iankennedy
Hacking the Facebook Interest Graph
Useful url-hacking tips to get a profile of your target audience's tastes.
facebook  marketing  TaraHunt 
september 2015 by iankennedy
How 30 Random People in Knoxville May Change your Facebook News Feed
Augmenting algorithmic tuning with a staff of 600 in centers around the US.
facebook  newsfeed  algorithm 
august 2015 by iankennedy
Facebook tips by Robert Scoble
useful tips by the master of the domain
facebook  robertscoble 
may 2015 by iankennedy
Messaging and mobile platforms
Looking into the broader implications and motivations of Facebook opening up their Messenger platform.
facebook  strategy  benevans  businessmodel  messaging 
april 2015 by iankennedy
Maximizing Distribution for Media Content
Helpful guide for media properties that share to Facebook. How to take advantage of Open Graph tags.
facebook  bestpractice  from delicious
january 2014 by iankennedy
The Money Shot
Kara Swisher in Vanity Fair on the Facebook - Instagram deal
instagram  facebook  from delicious
may 2013 by iankennedy
Unnatural Acts And The Rise Of Mobile
As mobile usage and the poor CPMs on mobile advertising compound losses for publishers and app developers, advertising on mobile will only get more intrusive, ruining the experience for the users of these services argues Keith Teare.
KeithTeare  mobile  advertising  googleplus  facebook  from delicious
january 2013 by iankennedy
The Making of Fastbook: An HTML5 Love Story
Engineers from Sencha (a development framework) build a Facebook app in HTML5, showing not only how it can be done but how it can be made better.
sencha  mobile  facebook  html5  from delicious
december 2012 by iankennedy
Zuck's new friend - m.NYPOST.com
Hulu's Jason Kilar for Facebook rumors help explain why he "graciously declined" CEO role at Yahoo. http://t.co/TA7mFuUY
facebook  markzuckerberg 
july 2012 by iankennedy
Will Facebook adapt to mobile or will mobile adapt to Facebook? — Mobile Technology News
Facebook revenues in 2011 were $3.7 billion, of which $3.1 billion came from ads, none of it from mobile...yet http://t.co/cQmhRRoR
facebook  mobile 
may 2012 by iankennedy
Doc Searls Weblog · After Facebook fails
If @dsearls needs to post how Facebook should monetize their audience, that means FB is not talking to him, troubling http://t.co/GypggDzG
facebook 
may 2012 by iankennedy
Facebook IPO Disclosure Scandal - Business Insider
Blodget on why regulator-enforced selective disclosure needs to end, "stop treating individual investors like babies" http://t.co/9DNxUZGJ
facebook  ipo  finance 
may 2012 by iankennedy
Glancee
Remember location-based, people discovery app Glancee? Facebook just bought 'em http://t.co/XA6ob0Ri tip @Techmeme
facebook  acquisition 
may 2012 by iankennedy
The Social Graph is Neither (Pinboard Blog)
Huge rant against the concept of the Social Graph and that human relationships can be smartly contained into simple categories (and then monetized).
socialnetworks  socialnetworking  SocialSoftware  facebook  socialgraph  pinboard  from delicious
november 2011 by iankennedy
danah boyd - “Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power
The origins of Facebook and Google+ point to very different norms for the use of Real Names vs. Handles
identity  facebook  googleplus  from delicious
august 2011 by iankennedy
Social Memories
Facebook app reads your FB profile and activity and creates a book. Lifestreaming as coffee table art.
facebook  lifestreaming  infographics  from delicious
may 2011 by iankennedy
How Facebook Ships Code
Observations for how facebook rolls out new features when the site is at around 60,000 servers and 2,000 employees. Mostly engineer-driven culture.
facebook  culture 
january 2011 by iankennedy
Cracking the Facebook Code
How does the social media giant decide who and what to put in your feed? Tom Weber conducts a one-month experiment to break the algorithm, discovering 10 of Facebook's biggest secrets.
facebook  newsfeed  algorithm 
october 2010 by iankennedy
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg opens up : The New Yorker
Profile of Mark Zuckerberg in The New Yorker on the eve of the release of The Social Network movie.
facebook 
september 2010 by iankennedy
Open Source - Facebook Developers
useful bibliography page highlighting open source projects used at facebook
facebook  opensource 
august 2010 by iankennedy
EdgeRank: The Secret Sauce That Makes Facebook’s News Feed Tick
Somehow I missed this one. Rough notes on how Facebook orders items in your newsfeed.
facebook  algorithm 
august 2010 by iankennedy
The Zynga Influence
Interesting history around the "six degrees" patent and it's influence on Zynga/FB relationship
zynga  facebook  patent  socialnetworks 
may 2010 by iankennedy
The Valleywag Guide to Restoring Your Privacy on Facebook
Step by step guide to re-cloaking your Facebook profile after recent privacy changes.
facebook  privacy 
december 2009 by iankennedy
Hermes
Update your N900 phonebook with information from twitter and facebook
n900  facebook  twitter  addressbook 
november 2009 by iankennedy
brad's life - AddressBooker & exporting my Facebook Phonebook
rough & ready greasemonkey script pages through your Facebook phonebook so you can export the data
facebook  addressbook  tools 
june 2009 by iankennedy
Facebook Shuts Down RSS Feed App
Not entirely suprising as this app flew in the face of Facebook's privacy policy.
facebook  privacy  rss 
may 2009 by iankennedy
Facebook Connect + YouTube - An Interesting Mix
replacing YouTube comments with FB comments and using it to spread discussion beyond YouTube
facebook  facebookconnect  youtube 
april 2009 by iankennedy
Facebook Case Study: Offline behavior drives online usage
Good early analysis of facebook business model, pointers to other resources.
facebook  businessmodel 
march 2009 by iankennedy
The Potential for Facebook Search Kicks Twitter’s Butt
Summary of Lexicon and other keyword mining features on Facebook
facebook  data 
march 2009 by iankennedy
Maintained Relationships on Facebook | overstated
Cameron Marlow on size of social networks on facebook.
facebook  research  dunbar 
march 2009 by iankennedy
How Facebook Connect Points the Way Towards Velvet Rope Networks | chrisbrogan.com
Call for a universal profile for participation and identity. Facebook Connect is a good beginning but it leaves nothing for the marketer.
facebook  facebookconnect 
march 2009 by iankennedy
The Database of Intentions is More Valuable than the Database of Musings For Now (Google and Twitter)
To me, the most important question to answer is whether Twitter wants to be a directory or a utility. Directories get paid for organizing stuff and making it easier for advertisers and users to find each other. Google does this. The Yellow Pages does this. It’s a good business because it helps people on both sides of the transaction and there’s a precedent for the directory company to take a cut of the transactions they enable.

Utilities don’t work like that. Utilities get paid for providing a service, maintaining uptime, and generally being available for use. This is what your local power and cable companies do. It’s a totally different business - you don’t pay your phone company every time you close a deal on the phone. Utilities by and large function on access and usage fees - they don’t (and shouldn’t) get in the business of siphoning off a chunk of the transactions they enable.
twitter  businessmodel  facebook  google 
february 2009 by iankennedy
Facebook Reader Roll
Screenshot showing MBL-Like Reader Roll using Facebook Connect
facebook  mybloglog 
february 2009 by iankennedy
louisgray.com: Face It: Facebook Needs A Facelift
Facebook is fine at sharing friend-centric content like pictures of your last social gathering with a group, but it's simply not a place for discovering news, interesting blogs, or other valuable content. The content eventually gets into Facebook via links but by the time this happens, it is old news.
facebook 
january 2009 by iankennedy
Facebook vs Twitter
Facebook is like a wedding where you connect with old friends. Twitter is like a stand-up club where you perform and look for instant feedback.
facebook  twitter  culture 
january 2009 by iankennedy
Facebook | Live Status from my Nokia Phone
Combined with Mobile Web Server, this app will update Facebook with your status and let people request photos from your phone.
facebook  nokia 
december 2008 by iankennedy
The Very Curious Microsoft-Facebook User Data Relationship
Does the invite your Facebook friends to MSFT Live Messenger violate Facebook privacy policy?
privacy  microsoft  facebook 
november 2008 by iankennedy
I’m So Totally, Digitally Close to You - Clive Thompson - NYTimes.com
NY Times on twitter, flickr, facebook and how ambient newsfeeds are changing society.
facebook  twitter 
september 2008 by iankennedy
Details Gadabout Blog on men.style.com
Like the popular kids, Facebook will end up living in a trailer —just down the gravel road from Friendster.
facebook  socialnetworks  backlash 
july 2008 by iankennedy
Corvus Consulting : Taking the Licks
Comment on transparency. Yahoo corporate blog accepts comments, Facebook does not
yahoo  facebook  pr 
may 2008 by iankennedy
Announcing Facebook Connect
Facebook Connect is the next iteration of Facebook Platform that allows users to "connect" their Facebook identity, friends and privacy to any site.
facebook  dataportability 
may 2008 by iankennedy
just because we can, doesn't mean we should
Ad-hoc exposure is not the same as a vaccine. Sure, a vaccine is a type of exposure, but a very systematically controlled one. No one in their right mind would decide to expose all of society to a virus just to see who would survive.
privacy  facebook  socialnetworks  danahboyd  dla 
february 2008 by iankennedy
With friends like these ... Tom Hodgkinson on the politics of the people behind Facebook
Guardian article on the political background on the key investors of Facebook
facebook  politics 
january 2008 by iankennedy
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Facebook Right, Scoble Wrong: Social Network Interoperability and the O'Reilly Social Graph FOO Camp
Can you imagine if email interoperability was achieved by making it easy for Gmail users to export their contacts to Yahoo! mail instead of it being that Gmail users can send email to Yahoo! Mail users and vice versa?
dataportability  socialnetworks  facebook 
january 2008 by iankennedy
FORTUNE: Techland RIP Facebook?
This company has no one babysitting it. And watching it now is like watching an unattended child play with a pack of matches in a wooden house.
facebook  privacy  badpr 
december 2007 by iankennedy
Lord of the Flies, Or The Shape of the Faceconomy - Bubblegeneration
The synthetic relevance Facebook is pushing is a drug for the strung-out advertisers of the world: they desperately need a hit of something to make them believe they matter again.
advertising  facebook  socialnetworks 
november 2007 by iankennedy
The social graft
Nicholas Carr's take on Facebook's social advertising announcement at AdAge NYC
advertising  facebook  media 
november 2007 by iankennedy
15 Billion More Reasons to Worry About Facebook
Kara Swisher turns contrarian on FB, "If you can get it, take the dumb money and run as fast as your flip-flops will carry you."
facebook  karaswisher  bubble 
september 2007 by iankennedy
Google To “Out Open” Facebook On November 5
Brad Fitz's graphic kinda undercuts the seriousness of this announcement
google  facebook  socialsoftware  orkut 
september 2007 by iankennedy
Where is social networking now and where is it heading?
What if your Facebook news feed archive served as a "dynamic historical intelligence"
socialnetworking  facebook  google  taste 
august 2007 by iankennedy
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