35 Burst results for "Facebook"
Amber Athey: Every High-Profile Left Figure Denied 2016 Election
"The Democrats just picked a new leader Hakim Jeffries now I know amber you follow the game here as much as I do sadly it has turned into a game The left told us the worst thing you could be right now is an election denier right If you are you should be banned from YouTube Twitter Facebook SnapChat TikTok You shouldn't be allowed to speak You should be hung from your toenails Upside down 20 hours a day Four hours to get your breath back in that's it Which is really strange Because Hakeem Jeffries is on video and audio I just played it before you came on Repeatedly questioning the 2016 election Your thoughts are missed disaster It's so typical pretty much every high profile figure on the left at this point we know based on their old social media habits and posts that they all thought to 2016 election was stolen And the ones who didn't outright say it were pushing the idea that Russia had colluded with Trump to help him win anyway So he came Jeffrey's Nancy Pelosi Korean Jean Pierre the current White House press secretary and then the former one Jen Psaki They have all done it It's funny When a Republican wins and they didn't want them to win they claim voter suppression but then when a Democrat wins and Republicans point out fraud they say that you're an election denier
4 lion cubs saved from war in Ukraine arrive at US sanctuary
"Lion cubs save from war in Ukraine are now in the United States. I'm Lisa dwyer. That's the sound of four lion cubs rescued from Ukraine playing. The international fund for animal welfare says they were born at the Ukrainian breeding facilities during the war and then orphaned at only a few weeks old. It's the final step in an arduous journey after they survived sporadic bombings and drone attacks. One veterinarian who has been with the cubs since their time in Ukraine says on nights when the power went out, he used as arms and legs to warm their milk bottles. They are not on display at the wildcat sanctuary in sandstone, north of Minneapolis, but the sanctuary does offer virtual tours on its website and Facebook page. I'm Lisa dwyer
How Morgan Zegers' Communist Roommate Was a Catalyst for Her Work
"Why did you think it was important to get on film the experiences in the interviews of people from China from Cuba from North Korea from Venezuela? What was the initial impetus for you? Yeah, well, for me, I think it's because I had a personal experience when I went to college. Now, I had no idea that the situation with our public school system and with how we educate young people on the history of the 20th century and socialism and communism specifically was so bad until I went to school myself and I had a communist roommate. Now I've told your listeners about this before, but she basically had a poster on her wall on day one of Mao Zedong, Lenin. Let's be clear here. This isn't somebody who came here from North Korea or Vietnam. This is an American girl at an American college with a poster of mass murderers on her wall who wasn't hiding it, but self professed her identity as a communist, correct? Exactly. And so I ended up in a problem because I'm talking to this self identifying communist with mass murderers and dictators on her wall, and she's getting me the classic talking points that her ideas are going to lift up the American working class. They're going to work this time because America is a democracy and it's going to be different than the dictatorships of the past. And so on. Basically that it's progressive and compassionate and that I was the cruel one for not supporting this. And for me, the really big lightbulb moment for myself was the fact that I'm a colonel's daughter. He served in operation Iraqi freedom. He was at the site of 9 11 in the clean up. My dad taught me to love history and respect history, but when it came to me finally being face to face with a communist young person, I had no idea what to say. And so I figured a lot of my peers are probably going to be put in my shoes one day where they're in this conversation. They have no idea how to defend their values because they weren't given a proper education. And that inspired me to figure out how can I open my peers eyes to the harsh truths of history. And by that, the solution really is firsthand testimony interviewing people who actually experienced it. And what is the organization that you founded as a result of that experience with your roommate? Yeah, so originally I started a nonprofit called young Americans against socialism, and we do a bunch from social educational content on apps like Facebook and Instagram and all the young people stuff. But now we're moving into these longer form interviews where we can truly document someone's entire life story of escaping communism. And of course, then what it's like to live in America now versus their communist home country, and then are they seeing any similarities. And now actually, I'm pretty excited we've been transitioning into also providing educational resources and booklets because we want to help out parents who are highly concerned about what's going on in the school system. So we're trying to hit all the marks that we can.
Rep. Ken Buck: We Need Competition Among Social Platforms
"Yeah I just saw Twitter thread online as well Until that will be censored soon as well The Democrat leadership looks like it's going to fall into the hands right now of Hakeem Jeffries Another radical leftist Democrat I dealt with myself up there on Capitol Hill wasn't a pleasant experience but that's for another day The interesting thing about suppressing speech about election than nihilism or whatever euphemism they want to use for conservatives questioning elections but they're allowed to do by the way the interesting thing is Hakeem Jeffries has done this himself Congressman So if Twitter or Facebook or apple or any of these big tech companies pre Elon Twitter we're really concerned about what they call misinformation or disinformation and they were honest about it Ben Hillary Clinton Stacey Abrams and a hakim Jeffries themselves would be banned from posting on these platforms I mean am I wrong You're claiming election denialism is grounds for dismissal off the platform It sounds like it's only conservative questions about elections No you're absolutely right And that goes to the very hard Dan of antitrust What we need is we need 5 twitters and we need 8 facebooks and we need ten amazons and we need a competition among these different platforms It's not that we want the government or some woke mob that works at any of these particular platforms to decide what is good speech and what is bad speech We want consumers to make that choice We want consumers to have this variety of platforms that they can go to just like they do with cable news just like they do with newspapers just like they do with radio We want to give consumers a variety of choices and it's why it's so important that we go through this process of looking at how these companies became monopolies and what we should do about it In my view they should not have monopoly status We should create competition in the marketplace
Rep. Ken Buck: The Left's Hypocrisy on Free Speech
"So I know this matters to you deeply even speaking about this for a long time You were certainly no Johnny come lately on this specific issue but the new public square unfortunately congressman are these applications Twitter Facebook it's how people get information It's how they exchange information so when you have a company say like an apple who has a monopoly over that App Store they what they say goes They don't want you on that store the boot you off like that When you have them threatening or canceling companies like parler off the App Store and at least according to Elon Musk threatening to kick them off Twitter I thought the left used to care about this kind of stuff Congressman monopolies and big business and stuff like that what happened Well you know I think that the left cares to a certain extent and the right care is to a certain extent we haven't got the bills through Congress because Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer don't care We have three bills on the floor two weeks ago And they passed They passed with 39 Republican votes and they passed with over a 180 Democrat votes So we have been able to pass some antitrust legislation but you're absolutely right The left has this sort of hypocrisy when it comes to free speech On the one hand they want to be able to speak freely and they don't want us to be able to inhibit their speech when it comes to gay rights or other issues that the left cares about gun control but when it comes to speaking the truth about vaccines or COVID or the origins of COVID or as Elon Musk is pointing out the New York Post story and other issues they absolutely want to shut down what the right has to say
The Left Is Floundering Now That Twitter Is a Place of Free Speech
"The savage and brute force tactics of oppression enjoyed by leftists and their aligned mega corporations and banks has had a counterintuitive effect. An effect akin to using performance enhancing drugs. They reaped short term gains, but at the expense of developing natural talent. Now that their supply has been effectively cut off, and they have to share a level playing field, they are floundering. They don't know how to behave when the game isn't fixed in their favor. This doesn't necessarily mean that Twitter is now a conservative echo chamber, or that it has become an arm of the GOP. Absolutely not. You can still find all sorts of skirmishes, as well as sub worlds within Twitter, but it does mean that conservatives finally have a chance to offer counter arguments of their own without being censored. For such a seemingly small change, it's turning out to be a really big deal. Before this, we had Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google, and YouTube all censoring us. Now that one of those has allowed us to speak, it puts a dent in their House of Cards. The fact that Elon Musk is now running Twitter is a far bigger blow to the establishment than any political victory during the midterms could have been. AOC's head is already exploding and Elon Musk is loving it. Twitter before Musk was a carefully curated potemkin village. A false facade that maintained the appearance of leftist thought dominance through the wholesale and ratio of conservatives. Since ownership has changed, there's already been a major change in the types of topics and opinions trending on the site. More people are talking openly and freely about things like medical data and other topics that can still get you banned off of sites like YouTube.
John Berlau: 'Stocks and Cryptos Will Go Up and Down'
"Opposed to say a Facebook stock, which has thousands of other stocks out there, you know, a similar liking kind, if you would. Crypto is still considered neat. Crypto is still considered, I mean, if you ask a man on the street, ten people, I would be amazed if you got four people that actually understood crypto in Bitcoin and others and the markets how it works to start with possibly less than that. I understand what you're saying about it not affecting others. But the reality is, I think for newer investors, for those who are looking at, don't you think this could actually affect and if not, have we settled a little bit? I mean, maybe Facebook will shouldn't be at 300. It should be at a hundred. Maybe Bitcoin shouldn't have been at 60, it should have been at 16. Where do you see that? I think the big issues. I mean, going up and down generally stocks and cryptos going will go up and down. And that really isn't an issue for it's an issue for the maybe an issue for the individual investor. That's why it's important to diversify, but it's not an issue for public policy. One of the issues with cryptocurrency is that with exchanges you just because of the way the law actually you don't have the same rights as far as being able to access the crypto at whatever value it is. I mean, some exchanges are now doing things like proof of reserves, but generally if they go bankrupt your like an unsecured unsecured credit or rather than having access to that. And there are things that can be done like allowing banks and trust companies to offer trust accounts where there is what's called segregation of assets, but generally now the choice is either either doing that on an exchange where there are less controls about what they do with customer assets. And as far as in as far as legal rights and there are holding it in a wallet of what's called a cold wallet, digital wallet, where, you know, you don't have the risk of the exchange losing it or going by. But then you have other risks like remembering your password,
US Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iran flag at World Cup
"The Twitter Facebook and Instagram accounts of the U.S. men's team briefly displayed Iran's flag on social media only bearing its green white and red colors, but without the emblem of the Islamic Republic. In a statement the federation says it scrubbed the official flag to show support for women in Iran fighting for basic human rights. The Iranian government reacted by accusing America of removing the name of God from their national flag. The move ads yet another political firestorm to this year's World Cup and comes as the U.S. faces Iran in a decisive match on Tuesday. I'm Mimi Montgomery
The Threat to Our Liberties Goes Beyond Government
"There's one story that I found super interesting. And if you listen to our podcast or if you listen to kind of what we talk about at turning point USA, we have been repeating the theme that the threats to our freedoms and liberties, it's more than just what the government is doing. It's also what corporate America is doing in collusion with the federal government, regardless of your political views, we should all be able to agree back in the 2020 election it was wrong for the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation to go to Facebook and demand that they censor the Hunter Biden laptop story saying that it was Russian disinformation. You might be the biggest Biden fan in the world here tonight, by the way. Welcome, and I got to ask you, how's that going? But welcome. Thank you for being here tonight. We appreciate that. But that's wrong. You should not be able to use the force of government or the threat of force of government to go to a private actor and be able to suppress stories that could impact an election. It's not sustainable. It's wrong. It'd be wrong if a conservative did it. It's wrong if a liberal does it. Now, one of the places where censorship has just reigned supreme over the last couple of years has been on Twitter. Now, I have a Twitter account still, thankfully, I'm one of the survivors, despite many people that anyone been banned on Twitter here, raise your hand. Okay, well, you might be liberated soon. We'll talk about that in just a second. So, but Twitter is not the biggest social media platform, but I think people misunderstand Twitter. Twitter is an incubator of elite opinion. So people that write columns, people that host podcasts, people that are on television, they go to Twitter to see what the smart kids are thinking to have consensus and then they put it kind of through their communication channels. So set differently, Twitter is not about the amount of people consuming information. It's who is consuming the information. Now, Twitter has by far maybe TikTok more so, but TikTok is pandering to a different generation. But that's a separate issue. Twitter has been the worst when it comes to speech of any private actor the last couple of years. For example, suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story, kicking people off for having heterodox opinions of where the virus came from, which by the way, the virus did come from the Wuhan institute of virology, not from some wet market where they set originally and you could get kicked off Twitter for saying that. Originally, which now actually is factual and true. And so Twitter has been a blunt force object of a censorship regime.
Ukraine’s Energy Ministry says 'vast majority of electricity consumers' have lost power after Russian strikes
"Ukraine's energy minister says the vast majority of electricity consumers in Ukraine have lost power after Russian strikes. Russia's targeted Ukraine's battered power infrastructure, with another barrage of strikes forcing the country's last three fully functioning nuclear power plants to disconnect from the grid, leaving the vast majority of electricity consumers without power, the energy ministry says, in a Facebook post, the ministry adds power workers are working to restore supplies, but given
How to Deal with Crowds
"I'm not done with where we left off this conversation about the horn and the challenge and the video that may be coming and potentially some black eyes on me in the next few videos. Oh man, okay. All right, I got you. So back to this Vegas thing, you know, and I can't stop paying attention to this now. Thought I thought of you, Jay over the weekend. In what way? Can you side shot side shot? iPhone situation whereas iPhone got run over and we had to take it to the Apple store now. I think we talked about that previously. So we had an appointment. It's in the mall. We go to the mall, the mall's crazy as can be crazy busy. Okay. And I think the mall traffic is coming back with the kids because of Stranger Things because of what they've done to repopulate it. So the Apple store is downstairs, we come in on the top level, okay? Gotta take the escalator, right? I think I know it's mall, you're going to, yes. Yeah, yeah, right. That one. Top of the escalator circled around the entrance to the escalator. Oh, lord. Completely blocking access to the, let me just reframe this for you. Holiday shopping season has already started. Crazy busy. We're just trying to get to our appointment, circled around the top of the escalator where you have to get on it. Is a family, stopped and completely conversing. In the middle of the road, the elevator was completely blocked. That's just ridiculous. People are just oblivious to what's going on around them. I really think the little air horn thing carrying this air horn in my pocket, if you guys don't know what that was all about. And just tooting it at people from behind. It will startle them, but we have to film this, right? You have to. So I think having side shot with you may give you a little protection. Yeah. You know, could we like throw him under the bus and have him toot the horn? Yeah, if he's, I don't know if he'd be willing to do it. He's super courteous. But I know, but still, man, you know, yeah. Just a little bit funny. And I don't know that you have to be aggressive. I think you just say, excuse me, and you keep moving, right? Yeah, pretty much. I think that's what you have to do. You know, you can apologize, but you never know what that's going to return. I mean, I really want to hear from people on this. Hey guys, please go to your favorite podcasting platform and go find the parts counter gurus. You can even go to our website at parks counter gurus dot com. Hey, can we do a Facebook poll? Is that still a thing? I think it is a thing, you know? We can check into that and maybe we can get stars and awards and all that stuff and they can leave live comments. I mean,
'Stock up on blankets': Ukrainians brace for bleak winter
"Rolling blackouts across Ukraine may continue through march Ukrainians bracing for a grim winter after weeks of relentless Russian strikes against its power grid Energy chief Sergei kovalenko said in a Facebook post late on Monday the companies under instructions from Ukraine's state grid operator to resume emergency blackouts in the areas it covers including the capital keefe and the eastern knit pro petrovsk region Warns although there are fewer blackouts now most likely Ukrainians will have to live with them until at least the end of March Russia has been pummeling Ukraine's power grid and other infrastructure from the air for weeks as the war approaches its 9 month milestone I'm Charles De Ledesma
The Significance of Having Trump Back on Twitter
"I wanted to talk about the enormous significance for free speech. And for Trump of Elon Musk, sort of opening the door and letting Trump back on Twitter. Now, first of all, Trump isn't back on Twitter. He hasn't done any new tweets, even though he now can. His account is open. You can actually go there, you can follow him. One thing I find amazing is that within 24 hours, Trump has accumulated 80 million, 80 million. I'm not kidding you. Followers. He's surpassed Biden in one day. And when I told Debbie, he's like, Trump is beating out Biden. She goes, again. So that was a little bit of a telling reaction. Oh, now I think that Trump should get back on Twitter. I realized that he might have made a deal not to do that. He's with the Trump media company. He has true social. But here's my point. If you're running for president, how can you deny yourself this massive platform? Trump has about 4 million followers on truth social. And I'm not saying people can take Trump's comments over there and duplicate them on Twitter. But it's a whole different thing for Trump himself to take advantage of this massive platform. Let's remember Trump doesn't really have the other platforms. He doesn't have YouTube, he doesn't have meta or Facebook. So in my opinion, Trump needs to sort of, look, he can he can stay with true social and post there first. If it were me, I would post on truth social and then say, listen, two hours later or three hours later that my post is going to be uploaded under my account on Twitter. And that way through social retains the kind of exclusive, but Trump is at the same time, you know, disseminating his very distinctive voice.
Senator Josh Hawley on the Unconstitutional Censorship of Americans
"Play cut three 75 senator Josh hawley on fire three 75. A federal judge has just found as a finding of fact mister secretary that your office and I'm going to quote now is supervising the nerve center of federally directed censorship. Facebook writes again to HHS and highlights that Facebook is increasing the strength of our demotions for COVID and vaccine related content. We have example after example of this administration coordinated apparently, according to a federal court by your agency, pressuring coercing social media companies to engage in censorship. Is that constitutional? That is unequivocally false. It's what the emails show. It is unequivocally false center. You are not pressuring the big tech companies to take down accounts. You are not meeting with them to ask them to censor on your behalf. That is correct. We are not. Senator hawley, either he's lying or the documents are lying, your thoughts. He's lying. I mean, this is a guy who lies and he lies and he lies. He said there was no disinformation board. That was a lie. He said there was no plan to coordinate censorship across federal agencies. That's a lie. He lied today about his own internal studies in the Homeland Security department that had been published. We could see them. They've been leaked to the press. They say that DHS wants to make a top priority monitoring and taking down a quote unquote disinformation by Americans on what topics you might ask. Oh, on topics like COVID vaccine. COVID mandates, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, what does this have to do with keeping Americans safe? Nothing. It has everything to do with censorship. This is this administration's top priority censoring Americans that they don't like. Charlie, it's sick. It's unconstitutional, and we have to stop it.
Facebook still banning Trump — for now — despite campaign
"Facebook is still banning Trump for now Donald Trump's suspension from Facebook and Instagram will stand for now despite his candidacy for president meta which owns both platforms says it has no plans to lift the ban on Trump which was imposed after the January 6th 2021 attack on the U.S. capitol Trump may not have to wait long to return however as the suspension will be reconsidered in January One change will be immediate as a candidate Trump will no longer be subject to Facebook fact checks That's because under Facebook rules comments by elected officials and candidates for office are not subject to fact checks on its site over at YouTube a ban imposed following the January 6th attack does remain in place Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has criticized Twitter's decision to boot the former president but said it will be up to a content moderation committee to decide whether to reinstate fan users I'm Lisa dwyer
FBI's Elvis Chan Is a Key Figure in the Digital Censorship Landscape
"There is a senior agent and FBI agent in the San Francisco bureau, his name is Elvis Chan. Yeah, I'm not kidding his first name is Elvis. And that's strange enough. I guess his parents were fans of Elvis. But his last name is Chan. In any event, this guy is the linchpin. He's the key. For FBI involvement and in some ways, Biden administration involvement in digital censorship. Why? Because he's located in San Francisco. He has deep connections with the 300 or so Silicon Valley companies and platforms that are based in San Francisco. He has constant dealings with them. He evidently was actively involved not solely involved, but actively involved in the suppression of the Hunter Biden story. And this guy has been sort of, let's call it in hiding. And by hiding, I don't mean literally in hiding. I mean that the government is trying to shield him from coming forward and testifying. Now yesterday I had on the podcast representative Ken buck of Colorado who talked about a lawsuit that has been filed by the attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri. And the purpose of the lawsuit is to ferret out information about the full extent of the FBI's and the Biden administration's collaboration with these big tech platforms. And so as part of that lawsuit, the plaintiffs demanded that this guy Elvis Chan come forward and testify. Now the Biden administration tried to stop that and they basically said that this is a guy who did not directly order Facebook or meta to suppress the Hunter Biden story. He's not the guy who did that. And the plaintiffs are like, we're not saying he is the guy that solely did that. Maybe he was part of a team. He certainly has had extensive connections with these Silicon Valley companies. And we want to find out the full extent of the FBI's involvement,
New Inflation Data Still Indicates Trouble Ahead
"I mean, when you look at just the number of headlines coming out this week, from meta, that would be Facebook and its layoffs that it has happening to, of course, Elon Musk's layoffs. I mean, they're getting rid of 75% of the people there. You've got Disney now planning on a targeted hiring freeze as well as job cuts and other cost reductions, all of this starts to pile up into a lot of negativity and what's happening. The market keeps going higher and higher and higher. I mean, look, I got it originally. They were hoping that there would be a big red wave and thus stocks would benefit from people not getting hit with higher taxes, but what is this rally really about? I think it's a little bit of a head fake, so I'd be very cautious right now, especially going into the end of the year. I'm not buying it. I'm just not buying it, especially in light of inflation, still being 7.7%. Think about that. A $100, you know, if you had a $100 for a basket of goods, that same basket of goods last year, that would be last year. That same basket of goods today is now going to cost you a $107 and 70 cents. Well, making matters worse, you're not going to have as much money as you did last year. Because real wages are down 2.8%. So this is not a good scenario. I'm also not a big believer that this whole thing can be fixed by way of higher interest rates. I think
Slightly more Americans apply for jobless benefits last week
"More Americans applied for jobless benefits last week The Labor Department reports that the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was 225,000 the week ending November 5th that's an increase of 7000 from the previous week The total number at the end of October was 1.49 million The jobs market is historically strong in American employers added a healthy 261,000 jobs in October but the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.7% fed officials have signaled that they need that rate to be at least 4% to slow inflation a threshold that could be met soon Facebook Twitter and Redfin are among the companies that have announced significant layoffs in the past week consumer inflation reached 7.7% in October still high but the smallest year over year gain since January I am Jennifer King
"facebook" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Begging you to take 60 seconds out of your day after this short video is done and be a part of the solution. I have a love hate relationship with Facebook. I'm sure you feel the same way. It's kind of a win lose. Massive platform, a great way for community members to connect and there's a couple of 100,000 people as part of this community and a great way to get the content out, like podcast videos, et cetera but algorithms and bots and people who are apparently thin skinned malcontent zealots who can't stand criticisms of their religion like to go in and falsely flag different posts as hate speech. And I don't know which is taking place now. But no, recently, I have just had this litany of strikes from Facebook. I posted some satire of anti vaxxers, right? The anti science people. And it was just a joke, Facebook bans me for 7 days for COVID misinformation. I appeal the appeal is denied. Somehow. I posted something recently about how ironic it is that Christians protest the idea that they are animals. We are biologically animals. Facebook decides I have called my fellow human beings, animals, as an insult, boom, 7 day ban, appeal, please review, we have reviewed this content, the band stance. So frustrating. Well, here's the last incarnation of what's going on. This happened just a few days ago. I retweeted something from him at meta he was exposing a Texas pastor who held to the literal biblical command that homosexuals deserve to be executed. It's horrifying stuff worthy of our condemnation. So I posted, I was exposing the hate speech pastor in Texas and said, you know, this is awful. You need to be aware of this guy is doing this. Facebook bans me for hate speech. 30 days and says, look out. If this continues, your account may be permanently suspended or unpublished. I review within an hour, I get a response and it says, oh, hey, we're really sorry. We got this one wrong. Please forgive us or whatever. Now, a couple of days later, I get a 30 day ban for the exact same post. Please review. Please review this. Somebody please review this. Nothing. 30 day ban, which means I can't do anything on social media. The only thing I know to do is to is to tag and go on your own Facebook page asking members of this community, my fellow activists, people to go on Twitter. Tag Facebook. I'm not even sure exactly what the right tag is, so I'm just going with meta. I've got this in the description box. I'm going to ask that you can copy and paste this. You can add a different tag if there's one for support or community standards, something I don't know about. The hashtag Facebook account, and then it's got my account that's been targeted. Was incorrectly flagged and banned for hate speech, the post was actually exposing and condemning the hate speech of a Texas pastor. I'm asking meta at meta to review and reverse this inappropriate ban. Now we'll see if anybody at Facebook's listening. I know they have like billions of users and I'm sure that they use bots by necessity. It's impossible to keep up with the posts that are going on, but something is inherently broken here. Either the AI doesn't get it, or there's a system where people can weaponize the hate speech flags to take down any speech that they don't agree with, specifically I'm guessing these are religious people. It happens occasionally. They get upset. Somebody's going to hurt the feelings of their invincible God. So they're going to be a crusader a God warrior and they're going to go and do God's good work. I don't know what's going on, but I'd like to see Facebook get this one right. Just start copying and paste Facebook, Twitter, whatever account you're on, let's see if we can get this sucker noticed and reversed, and if and when it does happen, I will advise forthwith, and thank you so very much..
"facebook" Discussed on Social Media Marketing Podcast
"And so brand positioning, not only does it do that with the video and the live video specifically. But it speeds up the know like and trust factor. And if we look at how people launch their products and their services, when we're using live video as so many of the different types of live launches and I work a lot with coaches and people who have their own digital courses and memberships. When you study what that core common way that people are putting their products out there, especially with live or even with evergreen launches, live video is an instrumental, if not the main way that people get out there. And it speeds up that conversion factor. To not only get the leads, but to take those leads and shorten up the time that it normally would take to become a sale. So many people are dismissing it in so many people are only doing it when they're about to sell something. And the time to position your brand isn't right before you're about to sell. It's to create that cohesive connection with your audience in between your launches. And I always say when you're not in a launch, you're already in your pre launch. So building up that runway and using your live videos so that people know that you're there regardless if you're selling something or you're building up your leads. So looking at your overall social media strategy, live video. Once a week, that's the minimum. Once a week going live on Facebook, to be able to do the next thing, which is your messaging to not only show up and have the know like and trust factor. So given.
"facebook" Discussed on Today, Explained
"With your friends who live across the world? Personally 'cause I'm like a big reality guy, but I can see it for other people. Well, that's fair. I was gonna say that also a part of this is also bringing it into the real world. The AR component of it. That's augmented reality. That's augmented reality that's graphics overlaid onto the real world around you. And I think it'll be a hybrid of both. I think we'll go into these virtual worlds sometimes, maybe when we're working or when we're socializing, remotely or playing a game. And then we'll have these AR glasses that augment what our phone does, that shows directions when we're walking around that shows texts without needing to look at a screen. And it's going to be a mix of both of those worlds. But what's important to note here is that Facebook doesn't really care if you or I are into this idea, they care that the kids are. I mean, I think kids have shown that they do love these 3D worlds, like Roblox user base is heavily teen focused, even pre teen and same thing with Fortnite where people are already hanging out as these disembodied avatars that aren't really them in socializing. There's concerts, Travis Scott performing in Fortnite. It's already not just a game. And so this is already happening in our 2D screens and the tech is being built to make it fully immersive in 3D. You mentioned that this all was sort of inspired from a plot point in a dystopian novel, and this is the company that's currently in trouble for bringing the world a whole host of problematic alternative facts. And now they're saying, well, what have we brought you a whole alternative reality? It's wild. Do you think anyone in the company is aware how that might not be the best look? I do think they're trying to approach it in a way that they didn't with the original version of Facebook. When Facebook was first built, they didn't think about any of this stuff. They didn't think about that it could potentially be used to help organize the insurrection. It was all about just let's try to get as many people on the service as we can and get them broadcasting to as many people as possible. So if this metaverse world is built in a similar way where you're able to communicate to millions of people instantly that you don't know and be introduced to them through algorithms that you have no control over, then yeah, we probably are in for a problem. I hope that they design it differently. It's pretty early. We don't really know exactly how all this is going to work. I would hope that the last 5 years have taught them that they can not build this in the way that they build Facebook. Is there any chance that all of this attention on the company right now could impede this pivot to the metaverse? Well, it's interesting because what the regulatory attention is done already is kept them from being able to buy the next Instagram or the next WhatsApp in the current social media world. I think a Facebook would have had its way. They would own snap, they would own TikTok, they would own Discord. They used to just buy anything that young people thought was cool. They can't do that anymore. I don't know if our lawmakers understand the meta verse enough or kind of how big this could become to preemptively legislate what Facebook can do. And our laws aren't set up to just impede a company from buying things in a nascent space just because the company has wreaked havoc in parts of civic society. It's an antitrust debate, but it's very complicated. So I'm not sure. They're buying a lot of VR companies. They spent about a half $1 billion on a company building an arm band. They can read your thoughts. And at the same time, regulators are saying we have antitrust concerns. Meanwhile, they're buying mind reading technology. So they seem to think they can get away with this. So what you're saying is we got to get blumenthal reading about the beta verse. Well, first he's got a band fence. You got to keep that in. And while all of this is happening, Facebook still is the most dominant social media company in the universe in our reality. They are, they have a population larger than I think any country on earth. They're growing slower than they used to, but they're still growing. So while the company pivots to an alternate future reality, we should remain concerned about how they are managing our present day reality. I mean, sure, I think that's what the reporting on the Facebook papers is trying to do. I think lawmakers are trying to figure out how they can legislate big tech. The problem is is that a lot of the issues with Facebook have to do with free speech, they have to do with the constitution. They have to do what the government can and can't tell a private company to regulate with regards to speech. But based on my read of a lot of these hearings and talking to lawmakers and just hearing what they have to say, I think we're a long.
"facebook" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Owners by ecommerce fuel found that sixty two percent had decreased their facebook ad. Spending one beneficiary has been twitter. We mentioned that yesterday. Saw little impact from apple's add change because it relies on brand ads brand. Ads are meant to just affect your perception of the company. You don't have to have a direct sale. You don't have to be able to track what the reaction is so you don't need third party. Targeting data for those to be effective. Another beneficiary has been google. It had its highest sales growth in more than a decade last quarter. Why google can target you as soon as you search if you're searching for mulch. Gardening centers who sell. Mulch can jump right on that. No third party tracking needed. So even though google does a lot of third party tracking. They've got a lot of products. And i'm sure dr go. Also benefited. don't need the third party tracking to see a benefit of that just in. What do you think we've learned from this little experiment this past quarter. I think that again when we're talking about facebook like the fact that facebook fought back so hard on this and now we have seen the reality of what it has done to their tracking. And i've heard this colloquially through other people who are in various different Companies that that facebook ads are now just less effective At least compared to what they used to be i because of a lot of the political blowback they turned down some of the ways that you could target certain users and now they just have less data coming in like pointed out. Google is something where as more people pivoted online throughout the lockdown. There is one thing that is guaranteed. If they're searching for something that is close to your product you can buy those search terms and you can put your content out in front of it. Facebook used to a gold standard of predictive ads. We know the kind of person that is into your stuff. We know based on their activities that they are probably going to be in and we just going to throw that ad in the middle of their feet while there's doom scrolling about whatever now that doesn't exist for them. I think that they are very very very dependent on it. And it's why i think you are..
"facebook" Discussed on Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast
"I think it was the money before that you know. Everybody felt because it was facebook whatsapp and instagram. All of which of course are owned by facebook and so first of all. I want to explain what happened there without getting super technical. But i want you to understand what happened there. And the other thing of course was that a whistle blower came forward and gave a lot of information to ethic. It was the wall street journal. The new york times. I forget which both of which bind a paywall so i was not able to read the articles But of course. I've read a lot of stuff on that and we're going to quote one of those today about facebook knowing full. Well that what they were doing was was hurting. People and raising the risk of really bad outcomes with certain demographics and you know and put profits that and so you know that first of all you know is a anonymous whistleblower behind the facebook files was what they're calling it with a interesting information there and then that person was sixty minutes and revealed herself and then she also testified in front of congress. So we're we're gonna talk a little bit about all of that right now. Let's start with the outage. So this is from the verge. And it's just kind of short blurb and then i've got something after that we'll talk about that helps explain it so from the versus facebook said in a blog post monday night and of course. This was october fourth when this was written that the six hour outage that took it off line along with instagram messenger. What's happened oculus. Vr was the result of a configuration change to its routers. Not a hack or attempt to get user data while the initial explanation didn't really explain things. A subsequent blog post tuesday went into way more detail saying that. The outage was due to a routine maintenance mistake. The basically disconnected facebook's data centers from the internet the outage began around eleven forty eight m eastern time on that monday and led to widespread problems for the company was facebook's worst outage since twenty nineteen when the site was down for more than twenty four hours employs were unable to connect with each other on company message boards and some told the verge they were using work provided outlook email accounts to communicate. The problems cascaded to affect the servers that advertise facebook's dns and bgp information. That failure wiped out the ds routing information that facebook needs to allow other networks..
"facebook" Discussed on Amazing FBA
"And i think yesterday was a good test case for asking that question and being clear that you know part of our job as leaders of our businesses to find ways in which we can be bulletproof and protected from all various random weird potential black swan events as celeb- calls them. Yeah i got one maybe slightly more controversial question. Which is does it really matter. The whole facebook saying i personally have a funny relation with social media both personally and as a business person. I just wanted to some of the therapies. This gets a pre therapy people on here because I'm not really convinced that i would be upset if facebook.com went down. And that was the end of it thread including waltz up because there's another channel of something else to do and i was kind of relieved that i couldn't do any incident moxie on facebook yesterday because i thought oh that's one thing that's you guys feel about it..
"facebook" Discussed on Today, Explained
"So facebook's sort of trying to balance this idea that you know we want to be like a shiny happy place with we wanna keep you on these platforms as much as humanly possible and the thing that actually keeps you. There it turns out is having emotional reactions. Even a lot of them end up being negative. Yeah and i mean. I think the company came to realize that they were creating. I mean they did come to realize this in the documents they would creating perverse incentives for people to create angrier content and They didn't change it as you know they Kinda made some tweaks around the edges. But they weren't really willing to give up on the benefits for usage that heavy engagement based ranking allowed for it. Sounds like a lot of what you discovered. Jeff and. I don't mean this as any sort of like disparaging analysis of your work here. It sounds like a lot of what you're discovering is like what people may be suspected was true of how facebook was running. Its business is now being confirmed by these leaks and by your reporting is that fair. Yeah and i think it's it's also look like i don't think we knew that human trafficking was a problem on facebook. We knew that team mental health was something that a lot of people are worried about. You know we knew that. Facebook did tend to rile people up. I think what really matters about this first of all is that facebook is the only one who's ever able to be sure of these things or even get anywhere close to shore right otherwise it's just us debating social media in a bar. That's one of the big points here. Is that the company itself is the only one who can even fully consider much less. Answer these questions and right now. There isn't a in. And i think that's one of the things that that francis is really concerned about an motivated her to talk to me originally and to eventually.
"facebook" Discussed on Today, Explained
"And you know knowledge that people were being sold on. Their platform hadn't been enough to get the company to act but the threat of getting the move from the app store. Damn show was so. Facebook just sort of convulsively acted at that point. They took down a ton of content paraded human trafficking groups pages posts all that but they didn't really fix it. They kinda took care of the immediate problem and then things went back to normal and one of my colleagues actually ended up speaking to a woman who was trafficked just within the last year so i think there should be some sort of verification on every job adverts on facebook and maybe the human trafficking thing sounds shocking. If you're like here in north america somewhere but we've heard stories about how. Facebook is being used abroad for like even like genocide in myanmar right facebook incite violence against mahindra's. We're not saying this. This was the assessment of united nations investigators. Two years ago it turns out that this is actually kind of a pretty standard weakness. The company has just not invested in many of the safety tools right algorithm Screening tools that look for bad or inciting content or things of that nature. They literally do not exist in many languages. I mean so. For example in arabic they literally don't have people who can moderate content in most dialects of arabic. And you know you can tell that you know from. Let's say the israeli palestinian violence earlier this year pro palestinian activists are accusing facebook of censorship. And targeting the social media giant with one star reviews in the apple and google app stores. They would just making errors right and left. I mean their their own employees. We could see this in some of the internal documents their own employees at step in and just say like guys your your string over some news outlets in the middle east right now and your calling the name of one of the holiest sites in islam a terrorist organization. You gotta fix this immediately. And so it's kind of this crazy thing where things are always on fire. And they haven't really ever invested in what we even think of as the sort of baseline level of safety efforts that we expect from facebook in developed markets. You talking about a lack of resources in one of the wealthiest companies in the world. Why aren't they investing in like core safety teams in some of these countries if they're offering the platforms there. It's i think a question of where pressure comes from. Something that francis noted to me is that every additional market facebook enters and every sort of new language it services is almost definitely going to be smaller and poorer than the last country or last market and so it just simply is a question of priorities and facebook has traditionally responded to bad press and government attention from powerful governments and there just simply isn't force required to even first of all detect. What's going on in the platform and to complain about it in those other markets so it's in their financial interests to offer the platforms in these poor countries but it's not in their financial interests to moderate or regulate the platforms in those countries. Facebook's not making meaningful revenue in myanmar. But they really do not like the idea that there could be other social media players serving same markets and they kind of tried to be everywhere and do everything all at once and so. I think it's like less straight money than it is just like on. The presence is something that the company really really is invested in. Let's talk about the algorithm. The algorithm seems to sort of be the roots of everything. Facebook does and francis out there saying it makes people angrier the result has been more division more harm more lies more threats more combat in some cases this this dangerous online talk has led to actual violence that harms and even kills people. What's going on so facebook has made a lot of tweaks to its algorithms over the years. It's like literally testing out dozens of any given time but a really big one came in two thousand. Eighteen was called meaningful social interaction when we ask people what they want out of the platform number one after we get across different countries and in different ways we ask because they want to connect with friends and family specifically they wanna keep in touch with people who are far away. The idea was that. Facebook was going to prioritize content. That came from friends and family either re shares or original posts and That it was going to really kind of try to avoid passive sperling and way was going to do that is by prioritizing content. That made people engaged right so like like reshare emoji or comment which is why this here. We're really focused on what we're talking about as meaningful social interactions. We're trying to make the time spent on talk on the time people say is while spent and so what facebook's researchers realized that this algorithm change they did in In two thousand eighteen it turned out to really favor things that were angry and things that were incendiary and things that broke facebook's rules and so basically facebook ended up turning up the heat on political discourse worldwide that dynamic led to a complaint to facebook by major political parties across europe this twenty nineteen internal report obtained by hogan can says that the parties feel strongly that the change to the algorithm has forced them to skew negative in their communications on facebook.
"facebook" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"That any of these other chassis takeoff rumble. Or anything like that. I mean it really seems like you know it would be really nice to have a conservative platform or open. Platform doesn't discriminate conservatives. But they just never seem to take off well and the problem. Is that if you take like snapchat for instance like facebook as like the mega conglomerate of social media like they're the ones who are trying to bio everyone because they want him the thought they did it with instagram. They attempted with snapchat. They did it with once app and things of that nature because they want they want all that that the power and people need to realize. Facebook isn't the only the it's convenient. It's the oldest of the social media networks the most monitor. I mean we can go all the way back to my space. That was a beta test compared to what facebook as these days and what it is is that these platforms do have the possibility to to pick up really fast and it's not gonna just be done by themselves. So for instance if you wanna social media the take off like not there's tons of social media platforms out there once. I can tell you've never even heard of because either their segment the countries are so very minute however all it takes is for social media the takeoff. Is this. get the word out simple. It's all i got to do. A big media are like fox news or like one american news that or conservative youtube channels. They need to basically spread the word that hey we're on rumble. This is the place to go. And i think with facebook and this situation happening right now and all these articles coming out with the let's attack more and let's be honest call. That's made lots of conservatives on facebook because we didn't do enough because that's basically what they're spending. I think this is going to be that tipping point water over the dan where things are clear and it all it takes people to get on there and spread the word. You don't have to do any marketing. There is no marketing behind it as far as like ads or anything like that if you want something like rumble the takeoff all it's going to take is the the will of the people that i am shocked. I am shocked at how easy it is for people to roll over the last two years when i look at the freedoms that we have in america. And what we've accomplished to think that you know people just roll over with. Some of the stuff is amazing to me. You know as simple as saying you're not going to go in and watch your buffalo bills you need to get vaccinated and i'm only one of seven hundred people that turn my tickets in actually have a chart for that. Let me go grab. i'll be right back all right so so joe so you. You're it. Sounds like you're slightly optimistic. That maybe at some point we would make the stance to say we've had enough. Yeah and it's like like yes. There's going to be a lot facebook's going to remain on there for quite a while but even the skepticism security is like a big concern. You have more people leaving. Google chrome for duck duck go the patriots bracing or matrix alive. That's right there. You go people leaving. Google for talk because of privacy concerns brigham props..
"facebook" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"But we know that now. Fbi's admitted that basically But this is yeah. you're right. This is a total setup. This is this setup touched by furniture. And then they'll be. You know what we're gonna we're gonna have to regulate a born and government at hand in hand are which they're doing it already now be out in the open it legitimate and you'll get the people cheered on. Yeah so i'll talk a little bit about that because your your predictions are really close to. What's actually happening right now. So me i read. You know some people. I don't pay attention to cnn or anything like that. That that's what some people say. I re- both sides of the story. So i can get strength. The facts way. Who's doing what who's pushing propaganda. Things of that nature and this is exactly what's going on so just to give you a short recap away happened so yesterday. Facebook had a worldwide outage a quote unquote dns attack. That's basically where the entire system goes down and it wasn't just facebook facebook messenger which is still tied to facebook but it's considered separate own app thing on instagram which is owned by facebook whatsapp which is also owned by facebook. Those are all went down all pretty much simultaneously now. I like the coincidence behind all this. Because yes there. Is that whistle. Barbara lebron james like francis or something like that and she was actually trying to get these documents for a while so all began like around like april or may of twenty one of twenty twenty one of this year and she was reading all these documents and she started collecting thousands of pages of documents about like the inner workings of facebook and then her identity wasn't revealed and this information was being pushed around like you know for my understanding like Certain officials and then all of a sudden they came clear as of yesterday where the announcement of who she was as there was announced and this information was actually pushed all over facebook all over.
"facebook" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"People have lost a lot of money. Betting against facebook over the years and people have been wrong. Many times in terms of a story comes out about facebook and it looks really bad. The headline risk is there but it doesn't materially affect the underlying business of facebook and to realize that all you have to do is look at the performance of the stock over the past decade. All of that said d think this raises the bar in terms of how good this thing needs to be when they launch it. I made it really. Seems like if you're an average and i agree with you. the what. Facebook has done the the way they have delivered for. Advertisers is what has made them such a potent force in advertising. So i'm not betting against that. I just looked at it more from the standpoint of why would you need to be the first advertiser when this thing launches. I'm wondering if you think. The bar is higher in terms of day. Really better net like when they eventually launched this and they almost certainly will. Is the bar a little higher. I think that that's a fair claim. I would say it probably will be higher. And you're right. The i hate to say the phrase 'too-big-to-fail right because obviously that's been proven to be true in certain situations but i do think that facebook is a giant and there's a lot of cognitive dismissed from people who maybe we'll say an. I'll say this about myself i won't. I don't want to actively by the stock. But i still use instagram. I'm still a user instagram. And i've bought things from targeted ads on instagram. And so i think that it exists in this kind of cognitive dissonance zone in people's brains where they can say. I don't like this company and i don't like what they stand for but it's convenient at all. My friends are on it. And there's lots of aunts. And i think it falls into a similar ideas amazon where people say i do want to shop small local but it's so much cheaper on amazon or it's so much more convenient so i might as well do it anyway and you see these socks even though there might be some ethical questions continuing to do well so i think that when they launch it it will have to be a solid product. I think they'll have to do a lot of pr around it and how it's going to be safer and how it's going to be more private and how they're putting all of these roadblocks in place to help these kids but i do think that it will probably launch and will probably be pretty successful. Pollstar is nearing a deal to go public. Spec pollstar is in the business of high-performance electric cars and the deal. Reportedly would value pollstar at twenty one billion dollars. Interesting line of business to go into say we're looking at tesla and we think we can compete with them is as pollstar a stock. You're going to be putting on your watch list. So i got a little bit about pollstar specifically and then kind of the bigger trends in visas back so pollstar has two models of evs with very unoriginal and kind of not. Cool names pulsar. One impulse star to They're currently on the road..
"facebook" Discussed on The Journal.
"Making verifying coasts is complicated point to me and something that goes to the core of what facebook has been wrestling with around human trafficking around political misinformation around all of these other things and at what point do they move from being a platform for people to say whatever they want to something that is heavily policed. And that's the core of so many of these documents. Facebook does not want this stuff happening on facebook. Nobody facebook wants to sapping. Everyone thinks it's bad but the company at its core success for facebook means keeping the largest number of people on the site for as much time as possible. That's how they sell advertising so get advertising revenue and so any decision that they make the company to make things safer has to be weighed against the effective will have and keeping as many.
"facebook" Discussed on The Journal.
"Down the offending content offending content like mexican drug cartels using facebook to recruit hitman and post videos of executions or groups in ethiopia myanmar using facebook to incite ethnic violence. The documents show is in many cases. Facebook knows about the bad behavior and they've known about patterns of bad behavior sometimes for years but in a lot of cases they don't make changes to the systems that allow the bad behavior to happen and other times they make changes aren't sufficient to fix the problem and that means that the bad behavior continues. According to the documents. One persistent problem is human trafficking. People have been bought and sold on. Facebook does facebook know about it. facebook has known about it for at least a few years and has not taken steps that are effective to stop. Has facebook done anything about it. They've done a lot but they haven't done things that work. The documents show that they have taken.
"facebook" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"Street journal reporting shows that facebook has one set of rules for the famous and powerful and another set for the rest of its users. An internal company program called crosscheck allows posts by high profile users that violate facebook's policies to receive extra layers of review and the potential for special treatment. The program covers pretty much. Anyone who regularly appears in the media or has a substantial online following including actors talk show host academics and online personalities documentation reviewed by the wall street journal shows crosscheck covered at least five eight million users in twenty twenty. The information revealed is part of wsj. Investigative series called the facebook files based on an extensive array of internal facebook communications reviewed by wsj reporters and interviews with dozens of current and former employees. That show facebook is aware it's platforms are riddled with flaws that cause harm to users but is often unwilling or unable to address them joining us to discuss how this program works and why facebook set it up is a reporter justin check. He's part of the facebook files. Investigative team high. Justin for having me so justin. Let's start off with how this program works. What happens when one of the accounts. On facebook's cross checklist post something. That violates one of facebook's rules will in theory it's supposed to be subject to special review so if i posted something that was in flagrant violation of the rules it would automatically taken down and if it was in violation of a particularly serious rule like the rule against revenge porn which will come later. My account might be taken down automatically whereas people on the crush checklist go to special review but sometimes the special review appears not to happen. People in the crush. Checklists can just sort of post off and it'll either stay up indefinitely or for some period of time rather than being instantly taken down even if it. Blatantly violates facebook rules.
"facebook" Discussed on The Bible Binge
"Oh well real life you know. This isn't real life. We need to make sure that we're putting the phone down. I'll look for some people. This is their connection to real life. And so i want to be. I wanna honor that. And i appreciate the way that facebook has probably wasn't their intention originally But has brought in those people and give them more options of things of ways that they can connect with other people enjoying global community in a way that wasn't available to them for and you know out to piggyback that i asked we have a friend of the show who runs social for one of the largest payer church organizations in the world and i asked her i was like do you think because she we often just trade horror stories drills and bullies and all of that and she said you know when i think about it. She said For churches christian organizations and church leaders. It is a place for people to genuinely ask searching questions. We've gotten questions. Such as what is the bible study for a friend who's lost a husband. Where should i start reading the bible and she said the conversation start on the platform but then they ha. They continue other places and she. We've been able to care for people. Pray for people get people resources. But they weren't able to get because they weren't a part of a local church and an were too embarrassed to ask the pastor who they might be trying to impress on sunday. You can do that in these spaces and it. Let's be a little bit safer. I'm not saying it's ideal yet. I don't think facebook or any social media or any podcast or church leader on the internet should be your church. I don't. I don't think that's the full experience that got intended in the bible but i do think it. It does allow so many people to participate in the working out of their salvation which they would not be able to do otherwise I with respect. Thank you both are insane right. And i want to emphasize with respect right I think Facebook as the parasite who is wanting to infect the church now and i think their track record is we're going to do this and we're going to make this easier for you and then it's going to be paid a play and Then it's going to be if their algorithm history has shown us anything. It's not that they're going to reward seekers it's going to be what's gonna get the most action because of the vitriol right and i think especially in a in a church aspect. I think how poisonous could that be When i think about the algorithm to like the algorithm what what is that bring into like. How does that play into this leading. Who is oversights. Yeah what is it serving to you. Why is it serving that to you. What will it not serve to you. I think is important than for. I don't love facebook. And i want to forsake it but i i think there are so i just think there are a couple of really crucial things that brings to the table that i i can't quite get there and later when is ordained as.
"facebook" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"So that's one thing is is facebook investors yes. The stock is selling off a bit today but facebook investors. I think are accustomed to this sort of long-term shift dough thing is one of the key aspects of a metaverse is that there are going to be these these economies in these virtual worlds and so facebook..
"facebook" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Blee byron. You are an engineer at robin hood. And you're a longtime engineer at facebook. Welcome to software engineering daily. Thanks for having me. You're part of the initiative to get facebook onto mobile and this was a key inflection point in the business some people may not remember but there was a time when facebook was used as a desktop web application when did engineers at facebook start to realize how important mobile was. I think there are a couple moments over the years where that happened. There wasn't like a single inflection. Point early on. Facebook was definitely just a website that you went to on your desktop computer or maybe laptop because it started in two thousand and four. You know that's years before the first real smartphones and really two things happened in the early years of mobile one was a focus on flip phones and other popular phones that had some very basic to the internet and so facebook's for a long time had a facebook dot com mobile website and for the first few years that was really about extending to second screen and creating a small version of facebook that you can take with you and then when the iphone first came out in two thousand seven or at eight there was first version of it built as a website. If you remember the the very first version of you couldn't actually make apps for you could only make sense for and there was one engineer at facebook who did that and the following year when the software s came out that engineer through abandoned the the website that he had built i built a mobile application instead. That was sort of the very beginning than there. Were a couple other interesting moments. That happened another was through the recognition. That mobile was becoming somewhat important as a second screen. So i would say this started to happen in may two thousand nine. And that's really when i started helping out. I was the designer for mobile. At that time. I joined facebook. Originally as a product designer and touch devices were becoming more popular. But we're still very much considered a second screen as alternate experience temporarily while you're away from your desktop computer or laptop but we really in two thousand nine took a big refocus on that experience feel-good the native application for iowa that we had was extremely limited. It was built by a single engineer. That engineer had left the company had kind of started to fall very far behind. What the rest of our product is doing so we built version of the mobile site that felt good on a touch device and that actually ended up becoming really important platform to start building products for mobile one of the really challenging things that i faced when reaching out to other designers or other product people at facebook in those earlier years trying to convince them that mobile was something. Important was the scary scenario. Where you'd spend all your time in energy focusing designing and building experience for a big screen in a browser and already the problem of making it work across the internet explorer fire fox chrome was kind of problem enough and when it came time to move things to mobile the prospect of supporting in iowa native app android native app a touch website and a flip phone optimize website sounded like it would just make the amount of engineering work five x and so you could imagine that especially if you don't quite know how important mobile is it's totally reasonable that your instinct would be. Maybe we should look into that later. That's not the right priority. Now and so as a consequence. The mobile product constantly lagged behind. So when we did this effort to make the touch optimize website. Just really good just much better than anything else that we had built for mobile up until that point we kind of refrained that conversation instead of going from one platform to five platforms. We were able to make going from one platform to two platforms. Because if you built for that mobile website you would automatically get flip phone in basic phone support and we would deliver that directly to ios and android apps via this essentially a glorified web browser that we had built so i and android apps. Were these glorified web browsers a little bit of extra sauce on top. You know they they let you upload photos. They let you survive. Include your location for check ins <hes>. But other than that. They were really just a thin wrapper around our website so that really simplified proc development and that was in an early accelerate for the facebook product team to start thinking about what building for mobile would look like and start making that more of a priority. Then i would say the the next inflection. Point was in two thousand twelve and that's a lot of really interesting. Things happened in two thousand twelve. One is that we saw the chart of mobile only users take up dramatically where now became clear that it's mobile was not a second screen. There was not just going to be a significant number of people who only use mobile soon and very soon it was going to be a majority of people who only use mobile and in fact desktop would become not only used less than mobile but desktop would become the second screen so we saw this inflection point coming. We realized that we were quite far behind on product. Two thousand twelve is also the year that facebook did its ipo and the early filings and mark zuckerberg's tour around he's talking to potential investors. He had the highlight all. The risks for the company and one of the top risks was that we saw this giant shift to mobile devices and that we hadn't figured out good product from only at and that's also when within facebook. We were sort of revisiting. This technical decision to bill everything on web and bring things back to native development on both iowa san android which sort of unfolded into a lot of super interesting engineering work that we had to do