Posts Tagged ‘facebook‘

The hidden cost of free internet in South Africa

Data remains an expensive luxury in Africa but free internet may not come free Excellent insightful article from Indra de Lanerolle on The Conversation last week on the hidden cost of a free internet in South Africa. Did you know that the cost of one gigabyte of data on

Inside Facebook’s Quest for Software That Understands You

Must read article on MIT Technology Review on Yann LeCun’s quest to improve Deep Learning at Facebook. LeCun guesses that virtual helpers with a mastery of language unprecedented for software will be available in just two to five years. He expects that anyone who doubts deep

Interview with Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun

Great interview with Facebook Artificial intelligence Director Yann LeCun on IEEE Spectrum. Artificial intelligence has gone through some dismal periods, which those in the field gloomily refer to as “AI winters.” This is not one of those times; in fact, AI is so hot right

Is it good to be liked by everyone online?

To have something liked online is not as great as having something actually liked. It doesn’t even necessarily mean someone enjoyed it — it might simply mean, “Got it,” or more wanly, “This provoked some kind of feeling, however minor.” Will it become so common

New Media – Dave Pell

The most difficult part of the transition from old media to new is over. It was plenty bloody and there are still many open wounds to suture. But this is not the time to give up and it’s not the time to give in to

Millions of Facebook users don’t realize they’re using the Internet

The number of people who had responded saying they used Facebook was much higher than those who said they used the internet. The discrepancy accounted for some 3% to 4% of mobile phone users… Why is this significant? Maybe it’s not. However, it brings new weight to “Facebook Zero,” which

5 promising private social networks

Diaspora, Sgrouples, Path, EveryMe, or Nextdoor could be the next big thing. The good thing is, these platforms aren’t trying to be like Facebook – they offer something completely different. Of course, every new technology has its downsides… Read more from TechHive via Pocket

Get your loved ones off Facebook

Behold a long list of the ways Facebook is taking advantage of you.  Here are just a few: They have and continue to create false endorsements for products from you to your friends – and they never reveal this to you. When you see a

Facebook is a powerhouse, and its video player is about to take over

Facebook’s already considerable power in media is about to become dominant. The social network has already shown the ability to put content in front of millions of people at will, boosting traffic for media companies (particularly to smartphones). Now, it has turned that force toward

Social Media 2.0: time killers or time savers?

By Tim Cole While the digital world around us is changing at Internet speed, there are still those among us who are blissfully unaware of what’s going on. Certain regions even in the developed world still lag far behind. Germans, for instance, are real digital