I post a lot about politics on Facebook — so much so, in fact, that I suspect that even close friends have unfollowed me. That’s OK: The state of the world is important to me, and I want to share…both the news and ways that people can get involved. And if people don’t want to hear it, that’s their choice. But I’m human, too. And there are times when I am sitting at my kitchen table just before 7 a.m., amid the detritus of abandoned child breakfasts, and I find myself thinking about stupid… >> Read More
In an interview with Recode published on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg got into the subject of "fake news." It didn't go well.
"As abhorrent as some of this content can be, I do think that it gets…down to this principle of giving people a voice," Zuckerberg said, adding that Facebook's guidelines of removing something from the platform are "if it’s going to result in real harm, real physical harm, or if you’re attacking individuals, then that content shouldn’t be on the platform." From there, the interviewer pushes him, asking, "'Sandy Hook… >> Read More
There's a bit of an uproar happening over Mark Zuckerberg in San Francisco, but it has nothing to do with Russian ads on Facebook or data breaches.
Rather, nurses are protesting over the name…change at the former San Francisco General Hospital, which was renamed the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in 2015. The 34-year-old Facebook CEO and his pediatrician wife, Chan, gave $75 million to the hospital. As SFGate reported back then, "hospital officials believe it is the largest single private gift… >> Read More
Last year, Facebook rolled out a new feature called “text delight animations.” Basically, when you type certain key words — say, "you're the best" — a fun animation pops up.
You've…probably realized that typing “congratulations” in just about any language leads to a delightful explosion of confetti and balloons. So, you could type מזל טוב — that's “mazel tov,” or "congratulations," in Hebrew — and the animation would appear. But if you were to use the transliteration, "mazel tov," — which is, of course, phrase… >> Read More
Let's face it, we are all dumb f***s.
Or at least, that's what Mark Zuckerberg called those of us who are willing to give Facebook our data. That was way back in 2004 — when Zuckerberg was just…a college kid, not the CEO of a bazillion-dollar company that has literally become our social fabric. But recent news developments have many of us thinking that the social media giant has treated us all like we're idiots. With all the drama surrounding Russian ads, "fake news," and finally, the scandal of Cambridge Analytica, which… >> Read More