Author: teaneedz

A slightly misfitting and tea needy web dev.

Below the fold April 24, 2018 at 07:50AM

As Seen On Hacker News

[laythea]:

The whole tracking thing should be outlawed in my opinion.

It’s like saying that because windows are transparent, it is ok to stare into people’s living rooms. It’s not – irrespective of transparency or lack of curtains.

Life on the Facebook Farm

What Facebook Says About The Farm

Hard Questions: What Information Do Facebook Advertisers Know About Me? | Facebook Newsroom

If I’m not paying for Facebook, am I the product?

No. Our product is social media – the ability to connect with the people that matter to you, wherever they are in the world. It’s the same with a free search engine, website or newspaper. The core product is reading the news or finding information – and the ads exist to fund that experience.

He Wrote What?

A Facebook VP Actually Wrote This

“The ugly truth is that we believe in connecting people so deeply that anything that allows us to connect more people more often is de facto good. It is perhaps the only area where the metrics do tell the true story as far as we are concerned,” he wrote. “That isn’t something we are doing for ourselves. Or for our stock price (ha!). It is literally just what we do. We connect people. Period.” ~ Facebook Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth

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