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Instagram Launches Live Rooms For Group Broadcasts
"Instagram has launched what it is calling live rooms which allows users to broadcast live together up to four people at a time up from just two people at a time and also says it will roll out new audio features in coming months. So is this just instagram. Facetime or is it a step toward making a clubhouse competitor just with video. I guess it doesn't really matter because like everything else. All the sudden it's largely all about allowing creators to make more money quoting techcrunch previously. The apple allowed users to livestream with one other person similar to facebook live. The company says it hopes alive rooms will open up more creative opportunities in terms of live broadcasts formats to allow for things like live talk shows expanded to as or interviews. Jam sessions for musicians live shopping experiences and more in addition to the ability to livestream with more people instagram. The new feature can help creators to make more money last year in the early days of the covid nineteen crisis. Instagram introduced badges as a way for fans to support their favorite creators. During a live video once purchase the badges appear next to a fans name throughout the live video helping them to stand out in the comments and unlock other special features. Like placement on the list of badge holders and access to a special heart with live rooms fans can buy badges to support the hosts one badge per person as well as us other interactive features. Like shopping and live fundraisers. The company says it's also now developing other tools like or controls and audio features. That will roll out in the months to come to start a live room. You'll swipe left and select the live camera option. Then title the room and tap the room icon to add guests here. You'll see a list of people who've already requested to go live with you and you'll be able to search for other guests to add when you start the live room you'll remain at the top of the screen. While guests are added the guests can be added all at once or individually depending on your preference this allows for opportunities to add surprise guests to livestreams to keep fans engaged the ability to add more guests to a livestream can also help create or grow their follower base as all the guests followers are notified about the live room. In addition to your own and quote.
Marissa Lightsey Of Missouri Talks Crushing Her First Year In The Business
"Mardi guys. Hey goten while com really good. We're so excited to talk to you today. you've got to just give us a little bit. Give us a little bit of a background so I have lived in mexico missouri for most of my life. I moved here from california. When i was about seven and growing up. I never really felt like. I would be like an entrepreneur. didn't real estate with never like a big interest. It kind of was something that came about. Maybe when i was eighteen i was like you know. I think i'd really like to do that. i tried my hand at a like owning another business before i had a children's store for about a year and then i sold that and after i sold i was going to have to do something so i guess also do real estate so i took my course i kind of knocked it out in like two weeks When took testing got my license. And i think That was in october of two thousand. Nineteen in between october and december closed one. I had a listing. And i. I didn't sell it but it's old and then Twenty twenty came and it was just insane. I know that twenty twenty has been like cursed pandemic year In for a lot of people it was like a very unfortunate year but for me. It was quite the opposite. I had my on like twenty six sides so good mix of listings and buyers. I definitely worked with a lot of first-time homebuyers but i learned so much Twenty six transactions will change you as a person really a really crazy. Twenty six transactions with a four months old or six month old at home and three-year-old. She obviously had the baby in the did the Like around christmas time. I guess it was twenty. Nineteen not i was pregnant with our little girl and gas twenty twenty. I was pregnant like on a summer. Like the worst time and like a beached whale. And sometimes i mean i would be showing homes just like feeling awful and i have you know toting around a four year old and but it was so fine and You know like. I close was in the hospital. I had a house close. While i was in the hospital having my daughter and then i actually think new contract to while i was in there so i never skipped a beat Like two days. After hat on thursday. And by the next saturday i was out. A new listing appointment With my husband and four-year-old and new more info. Yeah it was just like the new clients. Yeah i had a new diaper. you have to wear. Oh yeah yeah yes. It probably wasn't the most professional listing of white man. I think i was probably in like running shorts and tee shirt. I could barely walk. Because i had a c. section so like yeah two days after a c section. I'm like i'm not passing this listing. I was like i'm gonna go in those clients. Were so gracious. And i repeat customers. I work with them now and it was cute. They like bought my daughter a little onesie and stuff and they were excited. So i mean think about that listen. We can't even cattle prod. We can't even cattle prods. Some of our agents to get out of bed on time in the morning and you like c section two days astor outlook go when we hear like monroe stories. And they're in the hospital doing the all like i just. I love it. Because i felt like a a mental image of it. And it's just like if i was just saying this morning to like the one consistent being in my life is that it's always a like i like that usually usually you don't use the data. I know you say shit show. I think so. I love your attitude. Your your energy awesome the palace where your sources of business so Mainly facebook do a lot of face booking I know instagram is kind of like the way of the world in most other places of the country Here in little old mexico's area population. Twelve thousand. We're still really big on facebook here so i spend a lot of time on their maybe too much. But that's really where a lot of generated in like. A lot of my clients are people that i had gone to school with Looking to buy their first house. And i think i just tried to make myself as approachable as possible and i had been through the process twice with my husband. He bought our first house in this one together in the end of two thousand eighteen. So i've been through the process before You know prior to getting my license so it felt familiar. Just kind of learned as i went but i really became like a. Usda first time buyer specialists. That's definitely my bread and butter so And that's something really passionate about helping people who don't even they don't even know that they're sitting on Approvals or that they could even buy home. They just assume they have to rent.
Tech Companies Face New Rules in India
"For many tech companies. India is key to continued growth while developed markets are becoming increasingly saturated there over one point. Three billion people in india only about half of whom are online which means there are hundreds of millions of people who have yet to start using email or buying things online but india has increasingly sought to exert more control over the tech giant's setting up shop there which has sometimes resulted in clashes between the companies. And the government. The latest new rules to govern how internet companies like twitter and whatsapp handled problematic content. Online here to talk more about this is tech reporter newly per now. Hey newly thanks for being here. My pleasure okay. So let's start by talking. Broadly about some of the regulations. The indian government has started to implement what we've we been seeing up to now sure we'll over the last few years. As e commerce companies like amazon or as digital services like google and twitter and facebook have become so prominent in india as they are in other countries. You've start to hear bureaucrats talking about the importance of data sovereignty. They call it or the rights of indians to be able to make their grievances against some of these platforms heard or the fact that these behemoths are so dominant and that indian start ups and tech companies haven't really been given to room to breeze the government officials say. And so you started. Hear them talking about the quietly geopolitical reasons. The success that china has had in developing their own tech giant's global tech giants. And so you starting to see moves like tightening of restrictions on ecommerce companies that affect amazon. And the the amazon of india coai flip car which is now owned by walmart. You started to see data. Localization regulation start should be talked about and the now of course these newest rules on social media company. So it's a bit by bit tightening. Where the government seems to be exerting more control over some of these. us tech firms that have been just so dominant. Over the years in india and newly i understand that some of the measures have resulted in a couple of clashes particularly in the last few weeks. Sure will the. The one of the major clashes in recent weeks with twitter was where the government asked the platform to remove a lot of accounts that were tweeting anti-government material amid these long running protests of farmers against the government in new delhi said that they're inflammatory. They're inciting violence. They're trying to foment social unrest. Twitter blocked them unblock them and then under pressure from the government in which they were threatened with having their executives arrested block them again. So you have a twitter or being in the position of saying we respect freedom of speech and people's ability to express political opinions and wanting to enable their us to do that. But then really getting hit with this. Mr very strong pushback from the government so that was a major one and then thursday. Of course we have these these new social media intermediary rules right and let's talk more about those new rules. What prompted them. And what are they meant to do. Well there had been suggestions brewing for some time that the government was looking to revamp what it calls its intermediary rules which are the rules that govern tech platforms and so called over the top or ott players like what's app and streaming platforms like netflix. And so what. They've come out with on. Thursday is a set of rules that set out guidelines for how these large social media companies have to operate so include things like including a grievance officer who's resident in india to address concerns that users or the government might have it includes timelines that tech companies have to keep in mind in responding to some of these issues a code of conduct have ethics for streaming platforms and so essentially. It seems to be the government saying our users should be able to take action or have their their problematic issues address with these platforms. And we wanna make rules really for the first time that make these tech. Companies have to respond more quickly. So how are the tech companies responding to that. What did they say about these new rules so far. They haven't said much you know. Companies of all stripe don't like to be regulated unless they have to be although facebook has said for some time with mounting regulations. Coming around the world that they welcome them but tech observers have said. It's some of these are raised issues worries because they come as prime minister. Modi's government is facing his biggest political test ever in these months-long protests by farmers against some new farming regulations. And and so you've seen the in rhetoric. At least the government getting more aggressive with these companies that are so dominant in india. Many of them have not said much and and they may be waiting to see you know if the political storm passes but they certainly don't want to come out and say well we're not going to do or we're not going to disagree with the government because as we've seen last year india did ban tiktok massively popular platform in india after some clashes in the border region with china. So that was a warning sign. I think to a lot of these companies that india won't hesitate to take drastic action
All Female Flight Crew In Afghanistan Makes History
"And all female flight crew just made history in a country where women's rights are hard fought for a crew of six flew a Boeing 737 from the capital city of Kabul to Herat. On Wednesday, two pilots and four cabin crew members operated the flight for Kam Air, a privately owned commercial airline. And while the 90 minute flight was short, it represents how far Afghan women have come in the past decade, with female pilots making gradual strides in aviation. Here's 22 year old captain Mo Hadi's mercy in a video posted on Facebook shortly after graduating from Air Works Aviation Academy, explaining how her mother Encouraged her to dream big, like I cannot sit behind the desk and I cannot break the same thing every day. So I need something amazing. I need something different every day. I need something challenging. She was like, how about becoming a planet? Like Is it even possible in Afghanistan? And she told me there is nothing impossible. Everything is possible by Hi, ladies.
Trevor Noah Doesn't Want To Hear Your Vaccine Excuses
"Hundred thousand covert deaths a number that. Nobody wanted to see and as painful as that. Is you have to admit you have to admit it is nice to see. America's president actually take a moment just a moment to recognize the toll that corona virus has taken. I mean the only time the previous president showed any sadness was when he accidentally deleted fox news off of his. Dvr what a day for americans. What does that day. My sweet hannity has gone. The good news is that the number of new infections has plummeted in the last few weeks. But what's interesting is the number that they've plummeted to is where they were lost july. Which at the time. Everyone thought was so horrifying that the country immediately started locking down again. And this just goes to show you that your perspective can change based on where you're coming from. That's it's like. If i go to tech right now wolf i'd probably be like this is my life but if i went from being attacked by full wolves to one wolf. I'm probably be like what a relaxing way to stop the week. So look this is why it's so important to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible. And don't give me any excuses about how you're too busy or it's not convenient last weekend and nine hundred year old. Seattle woman walked six miles in the snow to keep her appointment because the roads hadn't been plowed. Which is incredible. Although if you believe people stories walking miles snow is what they do all the time. They love that shit but still if a nine year old woman can do it. You can do it too. I don't tell me but trevor. I'm not ninety years old too young to get the vaccine right now. That's also no excuse a strange story now. Showing the length to florida women were willing to go to to get the vaccine. They're caught dressing as granny's just so they can get the shot now. Here's the thing it worked for. The first time around officials say the women are thirty. Four and forty four years old so you can see one of the more abundant and long cardigan. Didn't make much of an effort to cover up a vaccinators thought. They looked funny so they were stopped before getting their shots. And that's when they found out both women had faked their birth dates. Now officials want to know how they were able to get away with getting the first shot. The women are not facing any charges but police did yell at them calling their actions selfish okay. This is outrageous. You call that dressing up as a granny. All that woman did was put on. Its own and that other. One didn't do anything to wig hunch over or even easier just download the facebook phone. I mean if you got that you're seventy five minimum. If you want to teach away to the vaccine you at least have to put in the work. No one would have booked charade. I'm pretty sure. Mrs doubtfire wouldn't have gotten the kids back if he's just showed up like hey. It's me mrs doubtfire nanny. How did they even think that they could pretend to be old women at that age. I mean personally. I blame porn. You know they start putting women in the category of twenty six. Of course we have unrealistic ideas of what granny's look like but what's crazy is they would have gotten away with it if the doctors hadn't gotten suspicious. Hey wait a minute. If you're a grandma how come you haven't tried to set me up with one of your grandkids yet.
Judge approves $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement
"In San Francisco has approved to $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face tagging without the permission of its users. 1.6 million residents in Illinois are going to get money in the class action lawsuit settlement
50- Deplatforming and Section 230
"You know there's a lot of things going on in the world but because trump is not an office. I actually don't have a good idea of what we're gonna talk about today so. Please tell me what we're gonna talk about well. We are actually an attack a bit more about trump because seems to linger here. But i thought you when i would talk about that. Subject of d platforming. Oh okay. that's interesting all right. So on tuesday february ninth. Trump's second impeachment trial began the senate. I decided fifty six to forty four. Vote that a former president can in fact stand trial for impeachment even after having left office and that trial move very quickly house. Impeach managers who serve as the prosecution team showed us some dramatic images and videos of what happened on january six when trump supporters attacked the capital and delayed congress's certification of the election. Remember there was just one single charge or article of impeachment against trump and that was for inciting insurrection. Representative jamie raskin was the lead manager and in his closing argument. He said it's now clear beyond doubt that trump supported the actions of the mob. And so he must be convicted. It's that simple. He was not. The trial ended on saturday february thirteenth now. A majority of the senate did vote to convict trump including seven republican senators. But the fifty seven to forty three vote. Fell short of what the constitution requires. And that's a two-thirds majority are fifty seven. The nays are forty. Three two thirds of the senators president not having guilty. The senate judges responded donald. John trump former president united states is not guilty as charged the article peach birth now trump was acquitted of that single charge of inciting the capital attack on january six and because of the acquit all. The senate never held a vote on disqualifying trump from office. So he's free to run for president in two thousand twenty four trump's the first president to be impeached twice and the first to be tried after leaving office and for that he makes history. But i'd like us to return to the riot at the capitol just one more time for a different perspective to look at the link between what happened in washington and what happened online. Theoretically come ready. let's do it so remember that. Many of the writers came directly from president. Trump's save america rally that began that morning on the ellipse. That's the park near the white house. And trump had addressed the crowd with some fiery language but it was elsewhere that really mattered for weeks and really for months trump had been on social media especially on twitter and facebook with false claims that there had been election fraud and that he not biden had won the election. And if you look back now you can see pretty. Clearly how much. Social media was tangled up in the events of january sixth so first barriers around the capital were breached by his supporters around one o'clock that day in about an hour later riders broke into the building and some of them started scaling.
N.B.A. Investigating After Jeremy Lin Said He Was Called ‘Coronavirus’
"On Jeremy Lin is Facebook Post about stereotyping and the way that Asian Americans Have been treated. At times and referencing. You know him being called coronavirus on the court, and I just think it's something that's been very Casual Over the years that casual Racism or stereotyping towards Asians. Um and you can't undo any of that stuff. But when you can do is is become aware of it, realize it and stop it. And hopefully that's the big picture takeaway from from Jeremy Lin's Facebook post. You know the D G legs apparently investigating maybe that the incident specifically he referenced. Ondo again. Like I said, with the Corona virus thing, it's I think combination of on the court people are trying to say the ugliest worst thing they could say to you. And then casual. Racism towards Asians having been Tacitly approved so often over the years and then Thirdly, you know, when you have somebody just repeating Chinese virus over and over again, you That's the casual aspect of what I'm talking about, rather than You know, Regardless of where origin is, you know, you put that in people's heads. You put that out into the universe, and, um You get ugliness like
Jeremy Lin Says He Was Called "Coronavirus" During Game
"On Friday, the NBA G League announced it was investigating a report by Jeremy Lin. That he had been called coronavirus on the court. When disclosed This alleged incident in a Facebook post on Thursday. He said. Quote. Being an Asian American doesn't mean we don't experience poverty and racism. Being a nine year NBA veteran doesn't protect me from being called coronavirus on the court. Being a man of faith doesn't mean I don't fight for justice for myself and for others, so that it's the first time we heard of this, And the question is Who Paul Jeremy Lin coronavirus. We know it wasn't fans. Couldn't have been fans. Because they're not allowed in the arenas. Which player did it? So the NBA. I'm sure we'll get to the bottom of this and get to the bottom of it swiftly.
$650 Million Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Settlement Approved by Judge
"Bruce, a federal judges approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook. Allegedly using photo face imaging and other biometric data without the permission of his users. The deal is the result of a class action lawsuit filed in Illinois in 2015 nearly 1.6 million Facebook users in Illinois who submitted claims will be affected. It's one of the largest settlements ever for privacy violation. This is
TikTok owner ByteDance to pay $92M in US privacy settlement
"Fine Dick talks. Parent company Bite Dance will pay $92 million to settle a class action lawsuit, which alleges the video sharing app. Elected user's data without their permission. That violates a strict Illinois privacy law, which allows suits to be filed against companies that harvest such information without consent, including through facial or fingerprint scanning. Tic Tac's is it disagrees with the players but will focus instead on improving its service. Last year, Facebook agreed to a $550 million settlement under the
Physicist Daniel Whiteson Explains: What Is a Neutrino?
"In the universe. That's there. There's a lot of them out there, but it just doesn't feel the same forces. It doesn't speak the same language that you and I and all the particles that make us speak or use right. That's right. Yeah, it's like, you know, it's like it's a It's death for something I can walk through the loudest bar. You know, with thump, thump, thump music right and not even hear anything. Don't even notice. It's there, right? It's not purposely ignoring you. It just does not hear it interesting. I was thinking a good analogy could also be you know how in the Internet today people communicate using Facebook or Twitter, or instagram or email. These are all different ways that people interact with each other on the Internet. But what if there was somebody who said you know what? I'm not going to use Twitter or Instagram or Facebook? I'm just gonna Respond to people if they write me a handwritten letter. That's right. Yeah, those people are social media knew. Trina. Yes. Yeah, that's kind of what it is. It's like everybody else is talking to each other in one way. But this one particle just says You know what? I'm gonna ignore those different ways to interact. I'm just gonna do my thing. Yeah. And given the toxicity of social media, that probably means the neutrino is the happiest particle And, Yeah, you know, maybe that's the key way should all learn from the treatise. Yeah, eh, So let's remind people, though, what the forces are so there's the strong nuclear force that ties the nucleus together. There's electromagnetism that's responsible for electricity and magnetism and light and all that kind of stuff. And then there's the weak nuclear force as the weakest of of these forces, And then there's gravity. Everything with mass feels gravity right. But in the case of particles, we don't really think about gravity very much because particles have hardly any mass at all. And so gravity doesn't really affect them to really those other three. So the corks the courts, they feel the strong nuclear force and electromagnetism and the weak force. Okay, so they feel everything electrons. They feel electromagnetism, and they feel the weak nuclear force. Neutrinos on Lee feel the weak nuclear force, which is called the weak nuclear force, because it's super duper week, not because it takes a week to act or something like that. So it doesn't just ignore some of the forces that everybody else fields but it only it like they wanted chose to interact with the rest of the universe. Is like the week is one. It's like the most inconsequential one, right? Exactly. It's like, you know, if you could only interact with somebody by sending him a letter to the South Pole, and the letters only go every six months or something. Right? And you know if the neutrino didn't feel any forces at all, then we would have no way to even know it existed. Oh, there could be a whole set of particles that Speak, even maybe a told different set of forces. Yeah, like people think about dark matter, right? Dark matter. We don't know if it feels any of these forces and that's what makes it so difficult to look for and to understand dark matter as far as we know, only speaks gravity, which is why you can only study it when there's like a galaxy sized blob of it. Neutrinos. You feel one of these forces, which is why we can talk about them and study them. Well, let's talk about some of these properties that I was reading about the neutrino. I read that it has a mass that maybe one lesson one million of the mass of the electron. That's right. Neutrinos are super duper duper low mass. And we don't understand why at all, you know, we look at the mass of these particles, the electron, the courts, the other ones. We have no idea why these particles of different masses. We did a whole episode on how they get their masses, which is by interacting with the Higgs Bos on some of them interact a lot where the Higgs goes on, and so they get a lot of mass, and some of them don't interact hardly at all. So they get almost no mass. We don't know why. Like why does this one interact with the Higgs a lot in this one. Almost None of it was like a bunch of parameters in the control panel. The universe and we don't know if there's a pattern to it or if they just set randomly the beginning of the universe. We have no clue, but it seems like an important hint. The neutrinos are so close to zero mass, but not actually zero. Yes. So they are kind of tiny, right? I mean, I know everything's appoint mask mathematically, but thieves things. I mean, they're not disappoint master there. Appointments that are really, really, really, really, really almost no Mass. That's right. But if again it doesn't affect their size, their physical size is a different thing from their mass, their masters like a quantum mechanical label, like electrical charge, right? Sound like something with more masses more stuff to it, But, yeah, you're right. Neutrinos are weird because they have almost no mass, but not zero like they're not the lightest thing in the universe. All right, photons have no mass exactly zero. They travel the speed of light neutrinos just less than the speed of light because have just more than zero mass these
Twitter announces paid 'Super Follows' to let you charge for tweets
"Like twitter. Had its entire product roadmap in drafts for and finally hit send all end quote twitter last night announced super follow a feature to let users charge for tweets a communities feature to let users create and join groups based on specific interests so monetize followers i'll twitch or any number of things like patriot and facebook groups but for twitter. Basically quoting the verge. The payment feature called super follows will allow twitter users to charge followers and give them access to extra content that could be bonus tweets access to a community group subscription to a newsletter or a badge merely indicating your support in a mockup screenshot. Twitter showed an example where a user charges four dollars ninety nine cents per month to receive a series of perks season as a way to let creators and publishers get paid directly by their fans. Twitter also announced a new feature called communities which appear to be its take on something like facebook groups people can create and join groups around specific like cats are plants. Twitter suggests allowing them to see more tweets focused on those topics. Groups have been a huge success for facebook and a huge moderation problem too and they could be particularly helpful tool on twitter since the services opened in nature can make it difficult for new users to get started on the platform. There's no timeline yet. Four win either of these features will launch twitter listed them as what's next for its platform during a presentation for analysts and investors. This afternoon and quote as jasmine. Watkins tweeted quote. Y'all tweeted how is this app. Free one too many times and quote these are we should say literally features anyone. Any one of us could have seen as likely and possible for twitter even a decade ago. Like i know that. I saw this angle years ago and i'm by no means some sort of product guru but i guess better late than never a fire has been lit inside of twitter so let's not look a gift horse in the mouth right and it's not just on the product front twitter says it's also planning a safety mode that would let users automatically block and mute accounts that quote might be acting abusively or spammy quoting the verge again. It appears this feature will be a toggle you can turn on in a new safety mode. According to a slide in the analyst day slide deck. Here's twitter's description of how the toggle will work. If you flip it on quote automatically blocks accounts that appear to break the twitter rules and mute accounts that might be using insult to name calling strong language or hateful remarks and quote with the new safety mode. Twitter will automatically detect accounts that quote might be acting abusive or spamming and limit. How those accounts can engage with your content for seven days according to the slide and quote so feature iteration product innovation and attempts at moderation and giving users greater control to allow them to hopefully stem the tide of trolling. In your hell. Freezing over joke here.
Etsy Crushes Estimates, Revenue More than Doubling
"Nc blowing past earnings expectations revenue more than doubling in the most recent quarter online retailer. One of the big pandemic winter shares up more than three hundred percent over the past year. And it's the biggest premarket gain earned the snp right now joining us to talk about the quarter and the outlook ahead job. Silverman ceo of esi. Josh it's great to see you this morning. You just had this blowout quarter. Let's talk about what you think. The future looks like and i ask in large part because i think we're all hoping that we're about to get into a post pandemic world that may bode well for some and may bode well for others. That's right well. Twenty twenty was a spectacular year for it was a time when circumstance met preparedness and millions and millions of people discovered for the first time or maybe rediscovered at sea At a time when they hadn't been in a long time and she's the kind of business that gets better as it gets bigger So more buyers means more sellers more sellers more buyers which makes the marketplace a whole lot better so to your point You know none of us really know what twenty twenty one brings. None of us have a crystal ball. But if i look at Twenty twenty ecommerce grew at an the crazy rate. Ecommerce grew it over forty percent year-on-year and yet oetzi grew two and a half times the rate of commerce. So i don't know what e commerce is going to do in twenty twenty one. But but i hope and believe that we'll be able to continue to outpace ecommerce overall in terms. Though of the way you think the shopping experience takes place you think by default the growth. You think i mean your how. What's the chance of the same kind of growth next year for example. Well i on the On the bull side of people we tend to forget. There's a lot of people even in twenty nine thousand nine who star shopped almost exclusively amal. Who never shopped online. So millions of people started shopping online and twenty twenty. Who hadn't before and they they loved it. It was convenient and interesting. And so we've brought a lot of people into e commerce warrant there before i'm the bear side during the pandemic can't spend on travel. They can't spend on dining so they're spending a disproportionate share of wallet retail and when they're spending on retail they go to the mall so they're spending a disproportionate amount on e commerce. So what. i don't know what. I don't know that any of us know is what's going to happen to consumer spending overall as you know as as restrictions ease what i do know though is if look over the long term if you're looking at twenty twenty two twenty twenty three and beyond ecommerce bigger and stronger and will be bigger and stronger. I believe as a result. Josh as you know. Musk tweeted on january twenty six. I hope you've saved the tweet. I kinda love at see. How much was that tweet worth. You think this quarter trades on the fundamentals and has always traded on the fundamental so at the time that he sent that tweet. Oetzi stock price went up. I forget the amount. But i think we gained a billion and a half two billion dollars market at four two hours and then the stock price settled right back down to where it started before the tweeting by the way. He's tweeting about the fact that he loves the marketplace tweeting about a product that he bought for his dog. Which which i love. But you know we trade on the fundamentals and i think it's so important that we keep talking about the fundamentals and i hope that's always traits on the fundamentals. Not on some story. That's that's other than that. You thinking at all about accepting bitcoin not right now i'm holder. I've held bitcoin for six or seven years. Now i think on the theory that i think it can be an interesting store of value. It could be an interesting tender. Some david need a whole lot more people to buy an own it before. I think it's really useful for people as as a and then. Finally i wanted to ask you about how you see the marketplace world versus the website or store world given the successive shoplifting. By how many of you are small. Businesses are both on on your service and also developing their own. And what does that mix look like for you know. Many of our sellers will also have their own shop. The challenges creating your own shop today is is is creating a lemonade. Stand in the desert right. It's harder and harder for an individual site to rise above the noise and become a brand that people can remember all the trends. I see is you know. We're consolidating fewer and fewer large e commerce platforms. And that's because the human brain can only remember somebody brands. We can only keep four five six eight brands in mind for everything else. We've got to go to google and we'd better go to facebook and if you're downstream google facebook then they're going to be the ones who get all of the economics so i don't think it's likely that there's going to be two billion thriving individual places to go buy things and years from now. I think there's going to be a handful. So the job of that seeing is to create a brand that stands for something that's meaningful and all of our sellers as a result
What is the Clubhouse app?
"Brett. Remember when you were kid and you wanted your own clubhouse in the backyard well now. There's a lot of buzz around a new online clubhouse and we ever pailin colleague terry collins here today to fill sin terry welcome and by the way listeners. Terry is fairly new to usa today. So you can expect to hear more from him here on talking tech and on our mobile app on usa today and on that usa today. Cop so terry. What is clubhouse. A mike umbrella. Thanks for having me in usa today really appreciate clubhouses bid on social media audio only invite app where members chat and debate on topics ranging from business tech politics professional networking sports music religion. You basically name it. It's it's it's there. It's been around for almost a year. It's been seen a lot of attention as membership is seen a sudden surge most recently thanks surprise and well attended chats by chest. Ceo elon musk. Who talked black. Tentative the controversy Robin hood over the game. Stop trading turmoil. We just saw and then also facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg. Who of course you know. He talks a lot about the virtues in virtual reality so it seemed quite a in membership. It's been up the uploaded more than eight million times for awhi- more than doubles total earlier this month and almost nearly three million downloads. The us At checker banning. So it's it's becoming quite popular app you've heard about it. This is why
Is Multitasking Killing Your Business?
"A few years ago in my software company. Women are ninja. I started to realize that many of our team members were really scattered. They were getting things done efficiently. Have the meeting after meeting. And every time we met their to do list would get longer and longer and the things. They said they would get done by. The next meeting was not done yet. We're moving at a snail's pace in every department. And i started to realize that i'm just giving my team very unstructured work. I'm just giving all a bunch of tasks a bunch of goals to hit. And i'm saying go at it and what's happening. Is that when you do this with your team. They can't help but feel the urge to work on multiple things at a time. Now you might be seeing what's wrong with that. What's wrong with working on many things at one time. I do this all the time. Well it's not the most efficient way to work and this has been proven time and time again. You can do a ton of research on this online. But i've done my own research. You can check it out. you cal. Newport's work his book deep work as a masterpiece. His ted talk is also worth watching. But let's take an example. Let's say you give your marketing department or your marketing person. Three things to do on to run facebook ads. A want you to also run an affiliate contests and i want you to redo all our email automations for email marketing when you tell somebody to do all three things and give them no structure. What happens is that they do something from each task every single day because they feel overwhelmed they want to do everything and they want to show you progress in each of those tasks now on its surface you might be like. Oh what's wrong with that. Well the problem is that you're wasting a lot of time when you're switching from one task to the next this is called context switching and it's very very costly if you're wearing on one thing and then you switch over to another it takes you some time to readjust your brain to get into the groove of this new task to get into the zone. Being in the zone and working on a project is high high value time. You don't wanna take that away from somebody in fact you want to keep them in the zone for as long as possible but when people are working on multiple things at one time they get in the zone they get disrupted. They have to get into the zone of the next task. That's a little bit of time. And then they could disrupt it again and they have to get into the phone again and not only is this taking a lotta time. But it's very draining. Drains your energy. So what happens is that they come to the next meeting. And they're like this is my progress and is actually very little progress for each of the three tasks they feel like they worked so hard but they really didn't make much progress. The problem with this is that they never get any momentum. Now compare this to if you do focus work. And you don't multitask instead of telling your marketing person. I want you to do three things. You say listen. There are three things we want accomplish. The first thing we're going to accomplish this is the only thing you're going to focus on and you're going to get it done by the end of the week and that's running a facebook ads campaign. This is all you gotta focus on. This is the goal. This is the criteria. This is the outcome. We're looking for what happens. Is that they just stay in the zone that task day in and day out until they complete it. They come back the next week. Say hey finish that task. It's done here the results already. They're working on a different different level. They have momentum. They have a win. They completed something and then they can shut the brain off from that task and work on the next task. You're going to give them. This needs to be done in every department with every kind of work you do in your business. This is up to you as a leader to build this into your culture. And i realized this of years ago and it really allowed me to be a lot more efficient with my team. Sometimes you're gonna have to remind team not to jump around even when you give them you know prescribed instructions. I do this with our engineers. I have a daily stand up with engineers every single day. We we meet for fifteen minutes. We talk about what they're going to work on today. Actually i talk about where they worked on yesterday and then whether going to work on today and then we really get laser focused. This is all you need to worry about today. This is the focus for today. This is the goal. This is the win why that way when they come to the meeting tomorrow when they come to the standup they feel proud. This is what i worked on yesterday at. Got it done. We gotta win. we can mark it off. I love showing numbers of show the progress. Okay now. We work on the next task. Multitasking dozen allow momentum multitasking. Doesn't allow you to get wins and give them motivation to keep going. It holds you back it. Hold your team all back so you wanna make sure you stay away from it at all costs
Shopify is taking on e-commerce giants
"We've been talking again. About small businesses rushing to get on line during this pandemic and suddenly all kinds of companies want to help with that from amazon to facebook to oetzi to into it and shop by the ottawa based company that helps merchants create websites enable payments and ship their goods to customers shop. If i had unprecedented growth last year it revamped its shop app. Which tracks shipments enables payments to include local shopping collections. And it's got with so called marketplace's no relation facebook and instagram walmart and google to let merchants on its platform also sell on those platforms harley. Finkelstein is the president of shopping by. He told me a big draw for small business owners. Is that shop by. Lets them own their own customers. Their data belong to them. They control the personal information their customers and unlike a marketplace we do not force merchants to give us any independent rights to use their data. The only thing that we are allowed to do is to provide them with better insights better information of which they can make better decisions based on their data so for example. If we see that you were getting a spike in traffic coming from pinterest for example we may encourage you in the admin to act with pinterest channel and try to see if you can actually find more customers there and is it only their data or do give them insights that are based on similar retailers or anything like that or you aggregating at all not really no. i mean. We'll we'll give them very broad industry macro trends and so we really don't aggregate data in that way simply because each those businesses are really independent. And then i wanna ask you about your kind of frienemie placements which is in some ways. Shop of is positioned itself as david up against goliath. But like you said you're working with some of these glass facebook and instagram. What is the risk and being kind of both allies and competitors with some of the biggest names in commerce is so i don't think we actually compete necessarily with the marketplaces. I think our merchants do but we also have to ensure that we are future proofed against what may be the future retail trends and in terms of that competition. I guess technology. You certainly do feel a little bit of you. Know co optician I suppose where there should be cooperation and some competition but the positioning of shop. If i being at the center of commerce and not being a marketplace not being a discovery tool gives us an opportunity to really play with all these different surfaces wherever consumer might be found but there are elements of your business that compete with elements of some other businesses right like facebook pay versus shop. Pay or even the shop app which seemed like it might be headed in the direction of a marketplace versus facebook shops. There's no intention of turning something like shop which is really more of shopping. Assistant app really. The idea of the shop app has to be a consumer shopping assistant. So that if you're buying off five different sites plus marketplace the shop out can tell you where all of your packages are they can provide you with. Incredible realtime order tracking. It can help you shop pay which are accelerated check which is now process like over one hundred thirty seven million orders But the idea was shop is really a way for our merchants shop fai to have a deeper relationship with existing consumers so we all know that the cost of customer acquisition. His is certainly going up in some categories. And we're not facebook and we're not google we're not necessarily the discovery platforms social media platforms but one thing we can do is to increase. Ltv lifetime value of the relationship between a consumer and a brand net. Release the the the purpose and the objective around shop. There there is no. There is no plan to create a marketplace there. You'd also mentioned shop pay and facebook. Look i think social media. I think you'd probably agree that social media in places like instagram are the town squares of the current digital world and if that is the case and consumers are using social media for more than just connection there. They're using it also for things like commerce. Then it's really important that any merchant of ours that wants to sell in those platforms is able to use the best tools cutting edge technology and and shop as one of those
How Facebook is Planning for a Post-Lockdown UK
"Steve. Let's start with the big news this week. Which is of course. The boris johnson has announced the uk's roadmap out of lockdown is the role for companies like your social media platforms like facebook to play in bringing the uk outside again getting us away from screens and getting back to something like no malady. Yala david and i think that it's been ready clay roe that we can play and i think that like all organizations immediate moment when we saw the pandemic arrive any company is going to be going. Okay what can we do in. How can we help people. How can we ensure our employees siphon well enabled upright. And how can we contribute. So what is clearly a global knowledge In the uk so that was almost the mindset. We set out with a nano ten months ago. We won't be able to back in any time. Decided we do everything we could do. But certainly the kind of is important areas for a facebook have been. How do we make sure people see credible inaccurate information of course the other big paul is helping businesses in a business as large and small but particularly small businesses and founder over two million small businesses are us all platforms in the uk alone to be able to sell within the uk and actually beyond the yucai expos have. How can we help them. Develop the skills the knowledge and the capabilities to enable them to To in some cases survive and get through this and another case is really thrive and make that pivot towards online commerce.
"facebook" Discussed on TechStuff
"So i mentioned before the break that it gets worse and early in this episode. I alluded to the concept of targeted advertising and this gets into another aspect of algorithms on facebook that can be harmful okay so the basic idea behind targeted advertising is really simple and the goal is to get the right ads in front of the right people. The goal is always to increase the odds that someone is going to act upon that ad otherwise advertising is just throwing money away right so going back to my billboard example from earlier there's only so much targeting. You can do with billboards now. You might choose to put up an ad on a billboard. That's in part of town that most closely matches the demographic of your average customer. Meaning the people that you cater to happen to live in a certain part of town so it makes more sense to put your billboard in that part of town but that's a pretty primitive approach to targeted advertising. Facebook provides a laser focused individual precision approach. Every user activity on facebook gives facebook more information about the user in question and what they like which is obvious but we need to start there so the pages that you visit on facebook the posts you interact with on facebook the general information in your profile like your birth date near location your relationship status all of these are valuable pieces of information. You can actually go into facebook's settings and the ad preferences page and you can see what. Facebook has deduced about. You know the the company will list out what it thinks you're interests are so you can see. Oh this is why. I'm getting all of those ads for such and such. It's because facebook. thanks. I'm really interested in that for example when i was first getting into exercising which i really need to get back to would serve me up all these ads for things like muscle enhancement protein. Shake things they're all. These insanely buffed dudes popping up on my facebook profile newsfeed and i was like well. Good on you guys. You've done some great work. But that's not really. It's not really my jam but anyway that that is one way that facebook starts to build out information on you. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Facebook also has marketing partners. A lot of marketing partners and these partners are also collecting information about the people who are visiting their pages and their habits including stuff like what items people might purchased or perhaps just searched for or looked at like. Think of something that you've searched for maybe on site like amazon. And you're looking at stuff you haven't pulled the trigger on buying anything yet. But you're just kind of comparison shopping. While the partners share that data back with facebook and then facebook can leverage that information and target specific ads to you based on what you've been doing off of facebook and other parts of the web..
"facebook" Discussed on Social Media Marketing Talk Show
"There are rumors that facebook is postponing exchange I haven't seen that confirmed. So let me say one more thing for clarity because it might come up with people who know a little bit more. There's facebook Pixel, and now is everyone knows about the pixel that's loaded in the browser and most of the issues were going from this twenty eight day to seven day has to do with the. Inability of certain browsers to allow or just the rejection of of third party clicky longer dates. Nets basically in you covered at the beginning. I. Think like last year facebook started rolling out with a call conversion API used to be called. The service are Pixel Api they're calling the conversions API. So this was something. Anticipated by Facebook and the conversion AP I think you're going to see greater Wants the barriers to getting it setup calmed down significantly such that your typical you know small business can integrate it. So that is facebook. Response to being able to get past the seventy third party. Cookie issue. The adoption of the in. API. You see more of it with really large advertisers but. It's a technical hurdle so it hasn't really trickled Dale. You're starting to see like shopper fi starting rolling out their integration is probably what I would call it. A version one leads some more iterations before it gets to the level that people expect. So what you're seeing now is the fact that this this seventy clicky issue here in there's going to be immediate hindrance. For reporting but then there's this other solution conversion API that's been around for some time in as it gets increased adoption than it'll compensate for that. So yes, the official announcement is the deadline for you know shifting to the Sabbath. Day, and then there are rumors some say I got it from my facebook grab. Got This person that got us from this person that they're postponing it until twenty twenty one I haven't seen yet in official announcement postponing it to twenty two but I have heard through. which is how we also heard about it as well. You got it from an article and that's where we're. So I really appreciate you going into that because we did have some questions in the comments here asking why they'd made this change. So I'm glad you gave us up is that information elaborated more because it is a big deal so whether or not this is rolling out now or later we know that it will roll out our if it hasn't already are there any other actions or any specific action said advertisers creating campaigns today right now maybe next week, what should they be making? What adjustment should they be making to their adspend in light of this possible may be happening maybe has happened just right. So the important thing to remember is if you have access to your historical data. Exported so that you can have the reporting available while it's still Beta like I I said for most of the accounts that we have I was still able to access the data. Wait you intend determine is what the shift between seven and twenty eight days looks like for your account and if you can look back over time, you can see it's at changes throughout the year because some businesses have seasonal fluctuations. That's important to know..
"facebook" Discussed on Skullduggery
"On skulduggery Roger McNamee Venture Capitalist Rock, musician one of the original investors in facebook Roger Welcome back to skulduggery. It's a great pleasure to be here so so much to talk about. The has developed on the facebook front since you were last on last year and right now we have this extraordinary advertisers boycott of facebook over a lot of the material content that they are continuing to let on the platform that the critics say pushes misinformation and hate speech. What do you make of? Of this advertiser boycott so full disclosure Michael I am an advisor to both the CEOS of the Anti Defamation League HDL which is the leader of that campaign and common sense media, which is one of the other founders, and so I have been involved in it in a as an adviser from the beginning, and you'll recall when I came in your go. I was. Promoting my book docked, which essentially told the tale of my transformation from being thirty four year true believer in the power of Technology Hands People's lives to not just a skeptic, but an activist, trying to make people aware of threat, and what stop hate for profit is all about. Is engaging advertisers against what I believe has been the core problem from the beginning. which is that if you look at the design? Of the platforms that sell advertising sort timing here by Youtube facebook instagram twitter, there are others, but those are the four big ones, those platforms they need your attention in order to succeed, and because they're able to control the content for each individual person, because they have all this data about us and can find tune it. They have the ability to apply every lesson psychology that's ever been created, and they have the ability as a result to essentially manipulate our choices, and through that to manipulate our attention and our behavior. And that's a problem because if you think about a system where you're trying to get engagement, the best way to do that is to scare people to make them outrage and what does that? Hate speech, disinformation and conspiracy theories so turns out that those three kinds of content are not incidental to the BUSINESSMA. Those three kinds of content are actually the lubricant that makes them all work. There are relatively small percentage of everything that goes on there, but the significance that they have in terms of people being on there. What they care about is gigantic and the problem of debt, and the reason it stopped paid for property exists is because it gives small numbers of really extreme people. A disproportionate voice in our. So Roger let me. Let me ask you this actually before I. Do I guess I need to make a disclosure of our own. Which is Yahu News? which is part of Verizon media is owned by. Verizon and Verizon is participating in this boycott. It's it's temporarily paused. It's advertising you or I think I, really big companies. Join it. Thank you. All right bye-bye. I don't think either of us was decision maker in. The process. Are Above our pay grade and I think just to elaborate I think our CEO Hans. Vesper basically said that there was content that was appearing alongside our brands that was not up to our standards, and so they decided to pause advertising on the site, but I guess the point of the boycott is to try to finally change facebook's behavior and to change the kind of incentive structure that exists because what they've always done with. They've always talked about is A. A term that I hadn't heard until I came to work for a tech company content moderation, which is to say, we'll just keep the stuff off the site. We'll just whack a mole. Get it off the site, but you say that just doesn't work, and here's what the real issues, so you ask. What the goals campaigner in a perfect world we would succeed in persuading I facebook, and then youtube twitter instagram to change their business model so that hateful contact. Is Not amplified in a way. That harms people. The First Amendment is there to allow people to say things that are awful. That's not what we're talking about here. What we're talking about here is the fact that these guys take these voices, and then amplify the because that's good for their bottom line, and so what we want advertisers to to recognize that they are complicit. Their dollars support this and bet know if you will facebook has been on a sixteen year apology tour that I borrowed that from the Great North. Carolina scholars aimed to FECI who talks about you know things. Go wrong at facebook all the time and they always sit there i. they deny it than they deflect. It may tried to defuse it finally when they're forced to it policy. They promised to do better. Better and then they literally go right back to doing whatever it was there before and that his worked, and it's worked through the twenty sixteen presidential election it worth through the UK brexit election. It worked after genocide in Myanmar that the UN said was uniquely responsible for name on it worked through the Christ church terrorism, right? They've got away with everything by just apologizing, so can I just ask you Roger? You believe that this is just on Zuckerberg's part, a Feign, a cynical ploy, and that there is really no real principles at stake here for him. He always says that we're we don't. We don't feel we should be the arbiters of truth. You just don't buy that. No I think it's different than that. I think mark has a different value system than I have and what we're really talking about. Here is a debate between value systems in March value system, connecting everyone on one platform, and he has three billion people, so there are more people on facebook who are active users of it than our adherence to Christianity there are twice as many people active facebook is. There are people in China. Markets earned goes hey. Are you guys to tell me what to do. I have created this amazing things connected all these people and I. Do it my way, and you have no right to judge me or Chris and my response to that is you know I think we should have a debate about that and I may lose the debate. Let's face it I've been at it for four years. Haven't won a damn thing yet. Okay, but the debate gets more intense, and this is the first time that the people who dollars support the economic engine if I would argue that over sixteen years there's only been one crisis mark faced that threatened to spin out of control and that was Cambridge Analytica. An incredibly. They were able to put the genie back in the bottle on that. And there is a meeting going on today with the principles of the Stop, hate, for profit campaign with Mark Zuckerberg shells amber, Chris Cox who runs the product of facebook, and presumably a long string of Latin, necks and black people who are not actually executives facebook, but will be there to lend. Moral support. And that will be an important step in them with their damage. Control Right. They're going to try to somehow. Get everybody to leave that meeting saying we're making progress or facebook. Try Right so that they can go the advertiser saying there's nothing to worry about. You can go back to advertise and the issue here is. FACEBOOK has created what I think is legitimate the greatest advertising platform in the history of media. And so every advertiser would like to get back on their. They'd like to hate speech to go away, but they don't want. The other characteristics of facebook to go in the problem is I. Don't think he can.
"facebook" Discussed on Gadget Lab Podcast
"Hear that a lot from our colleagues at wired they remember like with great detail the last time they were on the show such as when Brian Barrett comes back on. He's like it's been seventeen months since I was on the show through. This is that we always want to have our colleagues on the show and we're so happy that you're here and when was the last time you are on the show by the way the late fifties were very very early to podcasting? We were doing podcasts. Back when some people weren't even listening to terrestrial Radio Okay Stephen. Let's get right to it. You were here because you wrote a book. It's called facebook the inside story. I have it right here in front of me folks. This is a tome. I don't know if you just heard that thud on the table. But this is like you could lift weights with this thing You spent years on this book. Stephen and you had a fair amount of access to people like Mark Zuckerberg and other executives like Sheryl Sandberg in the process. It's a fantastic book. What compelled you to start writing? This book did so. I can't even pinpoint the date. It was August twenty seventh two thousand fifteen when Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his feed. We put up story up saying a billion people had been on facebook the day before. And this wasn't how many people signed up for the services like a billion people in twenty four hours had been on facebook and I thought about that. Had that ever happened before like the World Cup gets a billion people but that's not an interactive network. Where someone could post something in theory you can get to everybody and old people's individual networks were intertwined there so I know that his ambitions were huge and facebook was doing very well but the reality of it made me think while this is something new how I tell the story. I've got to tell the story. This is my story and to tell who did it how they did it. And what it means and you had written a book about Google previously. Talk a little bit about that experience and how it compared to your writing of the facebook story. My previous book was called in the plex was about Google and the process was similar in that I went to them and said I want to write a book. give me access to your people. you don't get to say anything about the contents you'll see it when it's done and I thought it would be pretty much a similar process. I would write this. Try to put together a narrative of the the story of Google where people will be able to understand Google after they read the book and the story. You know almost like a novel would have a climaxing. We'd have tension and attention in this store or the Google story was it's experienced China where it went through this moral dilemma And I thought this'll be pulling similar and facebook. Maybe THEIR MORAL DILEMMA. Might be this Program they had Internet Dot Org. Were they spread around the world and did something was kind of unfair competitors where they would give away free data if you use facebook and if you were competing with facebook People would pay for your data so you facebook would basically get a head start all over the world as it turned out Internet dot org was the least of facebook. Doing the course of this book because It's actually a year from me to start researching after that post because I had to convince facebook to do it and get my affairs in order and The first thing I did was I went to Africa with Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria He was treated like a hero. I later realized this was peak. Facebook things were going so great. Everyone love Mark Zuckerberg Though facebook how does issues was still pretty popular and then the election came in November. Two Thousand Sixteen and the BIT flips. Everything changed and for the next three years and to the current day but when I was doing the book Facebook was in hot water. Deservedly so so. The book really became an exercise in to saying. Here's what happened to facebook and I'm going back in the past that. Tell you how this happened. What went wrong and why it went wrong. down to pinpointing individual incidents where facebook went down the path perdition. Well you actually go all the way back in the book which I really appreciated because by getting into you know where facebook came from and how it was created in the environment in which has created gives us a lot of context about why the product was so important to people so illustrate pretty clearly in the book that the the idea of building a social network was not a new idea. There were things that came before Like six degrees and Runs through in my space and things that people were actually engaging in You know it was during the period when friend was moving from a noun to verb Right so all those other social networks fizzled. None of them took off. What was it in particular about facebook that allowed it to not only thrive but to completely dominate. I think that the roots of it really were facebook and I did not try to connect everyone in the world. It was a college network and it was something that Mark Zuckerberg in particular wanted to see happen. You know the most successful products are often things. The people build for themselves so he was a college student. He understood the way college students interact with each other and he was building project after project in his sophomore year. Not going to classes much and a lot of them had to do with providing utility for the college experience one of his earlier programs was something the web. When you looked at a class. You'll be able to see what friends of yours had signed up for the class so you could hang out with them. The class steeler notes other kinds of stuff and For the facebook which is what it was called when it was launched in February. Two Thousand Four. It was a way that people can learn more about each other and maybe find other people in their college community or they wanted to get to know better and find out what was up with them. So if your friend had a bunch of other friends that you wanted to get in touch with learn more about them you could use that because he was able to fix the dials and be really effective in building. This initial network. He had a head start. I believe in making a product that people would want to use when he extended it out to the world at large so I think the idea that it was constrained At first led to its success and being unconstrained and unleashed upon the world. Later on I have always argued that the like button is the most important instrument in facebook's journey. I'm glad you serve because I devoted quite a lot of space to the you really did So I WANNA talk about it a little bit but I i. I want you to tell the story of how it came to be because it didn't appear it sort of stumbled into existence right The like button started when A couple of Facebook's engineers wanted a more expressive way too quickly comment on a post Instead of saying Reading a whole comment you know you go in one little flick whether you approve of it or not and Facebook I didn't like this idea of Berg. Didn't like this idea because he felt that. If you had the ability to respond to something with one click. You wouldn't make a comment so various people have taken over the project and tried to push it I'd be different names at first. Then they finally settled on like and It wasn't until they were able to run an experiment. Prove that when you release the like button and you know they did it. In a couple of countries Comments would actually go up because it was a good signal. The Post should be circulated more gave it a higher ranking and people's newsfeed but I think the real significance came when they spread the like button out through pass facebook's boundaries onto the web they got millions and millions of people with websites and businesses to put the like button on their pages and that gave facebook. This data of WHO's doing what and you know On the web and basically facebook became throughout the world and that really was a signal to facebook that their business model eventually will be built around that data. So I really think that was the start of the big data cascade. That would come to signify what facebook was in a business sense and And also in a sense where they got into some trouble later on the interesting to think about algorithms now. The word algorithms become such a part of our vernacular to the point where people kind of hand wave at it or some people joke about not really knowing what it means. But it's this idea that all these data signals are creating these algorithms that inform the things that we see and experience on the Internet and this is really one of the earliest like most consumer-friendly versions of those signals just constantly telling facebook. Who what you're into and how. That's that's ultimately going to impact your experience on the web and is also going to tell a lot about yourself so I talk about. How a researcher not at facebook outside of facebook determined that With think fifteen likes if you see someone likes for fifteen likes. You'll know as much about him as you know someone you know casually and thirty like she'll know him as much as no one of your real friends With a hundred likes you'll know really as much as you know someone really well one hundred likes. You'll be parallel with that and with three hundred lakes. Facebook will know as much about you as you know your spouse. This is the personality test guys rates. Stillman Kaczynski Yeah exactly. You're up to it. Yeah so David. Still Stillman and Michael Kaczynski was the well you know. Oh yeah right still well. Well yes it's still And Michael Kaczynski were these researchers at Cambridge University which turns out to be a center for A lot of activity around this because They're colleague a guy named Alexander. Kogan was the person who got Cambridge Analytica involved in whole story And it was you know. He tried to bring in cousins Kaczynski and still well into his project and They didn't like it in part because came genetic wasn't GonNa pay them enough money and Kozinski later turned out. This hasn't been reported before To the person who dropped the dime on the whole project and I told The Guardian that this thing was going on while another massively important development and facebook's history was news feed in the book you talk about how one of your earliest meetings Suck Coburg. If not the first meeting you had with him he he was noodling. This this was like in the works but they did not mention it to you know now well. He hardly mentioned anything on first reading. I met him in two thousand six entrepreneur Ya. I thought I was reading a story about what was called Web. Two O at the time where user generated content was starting to appear on the web and heard about. This company was really successful in the college market The companies that we were focusing on in this Newsweek story. Where my space youtube and flicker But you know I thought it would be good to talk to him and get a couple of quotes From him and I arranged the meet him..
"facebook" Discussed on The Information's 411
"Friday everybody information's one at your weekly look at the stories that the information published and other things in the news that we feel fit to comment on my name. Is Tom Dotan. I am one of the reporters at the information this week. We have two segments first off. I'm talking to turn out in DC. Chris wrote a story about facebook. And its relationship with Publicans Democrats like to call the Republic Rats. Not just just Joshua folks But over the last few years Republicans have emerged somewhat surprisingly to be before closer allies to facebook than the Democrats have love I say surprising because there's a very strong bond historically between The Obama Administration and Democrats overall and facebook and and that has frayed significantly since trump has been elected. And now we're at a place where you're seeing Democratic presidential candidates speaking out openly against facebook talking about regulating it breaking it up all the sort and Republicans. They're a bit mixed but definitely are much more on the side of protecting facebook for interesting self interested interested reasons. Then I'm talking to Kevin McLaughlin about Ginny Rometty. CEO IBM who earlier this week IBM announced she was stepping down. So Kevin and I have a look back at the genie ready era at. IBM The things that worked things. That didn't a lot more talked about Watson cloud computing and also what the company looks. It's like going forward. So that's that's the episode. It's a good one. Nothing applies. So let's just get on over to my talk with Chris.
"facebook" Discussed on Front Burner
"The media might not otherwise cover that way they can get their voice into the debate rate could in fact checking campaign get weaponized against people who are what happened this weekend they do seem to fact check really egregious lies from groups that are not politicians making claims about politicians so earlier after then supported the democratic green new deal and facebook justified this by saying that well it wasn't ad from a politician it was just an ad from another group out it's moving at such a fast clip right and facebook adding to that has it draws a distinction between speech that is false and speech that is quote inauthentic and that's how it got her and much of the content that those Russian accounts shared was distasteful but it would have been considered permissible political discourse if it had been shared by thing is sort of a zero-some content game there's so much content posted that to some extent facebook is always going to be deciding what to prioritize to people.
"facebook" Discussed on Self Made Man
"There's all all these different buttons to push. I'm only gonna show abc news. Feed solely on instagram. We're gonna force facebook to do certain things well. We have a dedicated facebook rep that the reason we were chosen is not because of how much money that we spend but what happens is because of how much that we ended up tested very specific when we're testing very specific banks. I know our facebook rep assets that okay at of all of the industries that you're in we want you your team and all of you so lean into facebook's automation more we want you to worry less about the buttons and the fifty different types of creatives red green yellow blue. We want you to focus more on your creatives. Create your longer story in your videos. Now facebook has something called the power of five in the breakdown effect and i'll go through this very quickly. You see some of the stuff in my personal profile. Tell you about in a minute but the power of five basically says this the power five facebook says okay facebook's going to help you with something called the wreck matching the help to make sure if if the person's on their cell phone or email that you're targeting the same person's direct matching great. We're gonna make retargeting people at the right time the right place the next thing is is facebook says okay. We want you to target all placements placements. Let facebook figure out if it's better to run the ad on tuesday in the news feed of facebook paypal based local actually figure out wins wins the best time to show mike an ad of this specific content on this specific platform being audience network whatever so again he's an automatic automatic placements. We're not forcing anything because facebook. Is there watching this facebook scan again. Target the right person at the right time on the right now next thing facebook says make campaigns more simple that means facebook doesn't want you to play with all these different options and targeting facebook. Has something called campaign budge adopt that basically says you're gonna set a budget at the top of the campaign. You're gonna turn on automatic. Placements facebook show the ad everywhere you can hit one more more button called dynamic ads which makes all these different dynamic ads for you.
"facebook" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Obviously, the roads and the bridges and the highways obviously water, but also a big emphasis on broadband that every American Home, we believe needs broadband an emphasis on the power grid. So we could bring clean energy from one end to the country to the other Republican lawmakers who control the Senate are unlikely to support a two trillion dollar infrastructure Bill. They've warned that a major new federal infrastructure program would increase the federal deficit. Now, our main story this morning. Facebook's new redesign Mark Zuckerberg introduced the changes at the first day of the company's annual developer conference f eight though the most obvious change for many of us would be the removal of the blue bar. That's been a top Facebook site since it was launched. There are a whole host of other changes being introduced Mr. Zuckerberg was clear about the reason for the changes privacy. No, look, I get that a lot of people aren't sure that we're serious about this. I know that we don't exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now to put it lightly. But I'm committed to doing this. Well, and to starting a new chapter for our products for more about what exactly will be changing Charlie Turner, spoke to our Facebook reporter, Jeff Horowitz from the conference in San Francisco now, Jeff in addition to the replacement or the disappearance of the blue icon what what are other changes that Facebook is making to the site. I hear some of them revolve around encouraging less public discourse. But more group conversations, I don't think it's going as far as encouraging less public discourse. But giving people an alternative to just sort of putting it all out there for the whole internet is definitely a priority for the company and something that Mark soccer Vic's been talking about for months, and it's very central to the redesign. So a big thing is groups and through what Mark Zuckerberg described as hundreds of small changes groups are going to be brought more central to the Facebook experience. I'm basically you're going to be encouraging people to take the conference. Stations and connections into smaller and moderated by administrators forums. And that's something that they believe is going to connect people for real and also perhaps might have some benefits in terms of the content on the site. What other changes is Facebook made don't some of them involve the video and photo feature stories. Yes, the stories has been a thing that that is going to be. I mean, it's been it's sort of featured prominently as kind of next Facebook's next big thing for advertising. General spin said it on the earnings calls for a while. And definitely there's no exception today. FA developer conference, that's a pretty central thing pitching. And so there's kind of a convergence of stories on kind of a lot of the platforms. It seems like that's part of what Mark Zuckerberg is has been saying he's interested in which is sort of converging. The products toward a similar set of features not stripping them entirely of their own identities. But it was making him. So they're interoperable and allow users to do many of the. Same things and a general question. Why are these changes happening? I mean is there some deeper reason for this? It's pretty easy to see the focus on groups is being part of response to some of the public criticism Facebook, Scott, and I sort of content on its site and to some degree. It's, you know, this is a philosophical ideological position taken by Mark Zuckerberg that he really does believe in the internet's ability to form communities and Facebook's role in that. But there are some invent advantages here they're going to be moderators. We're going to be a little more frontline in terms of regulating content, and that might take a bit of the of the burden off of sei's book. They're rolling out a whole bunch of new tools to let moderators see what problematic speech in behavior is occurring in their forums. And they're also saying that they're going to rate groups, according to their propensity to share misinformation or, you know, get into unpleasant behavior and. Also, the big question that, you know, the Wall Street Journal is invited readers to join the discussion here will it change the way people use Facebook..
"facebook" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"But in when he thirteen facebook said it discovered and fixed a quote unquote bug the bug was that when a user downloaded their facebook file which you can still do today and i'll give you all the information they say they have on you it will give you all the earliest the information you're allowed to see they have on you all your likes comments etc your messages the thing was that in two thousand thirteen this quote unquote bug included not just people's visible contact information for their friends but also their friends shadow contact information so they were seen stuff that they weren't supposed to see in the problem with the bug for facebook was not that all of this stuff was lumped together it was that it had shown people that it existed so the extent of the connections that it built around every user was supposed to only be visible to facebook yeah and they they admit that this is the in their phrase it's getting information from a friend or someone you know or mike no but what does that mean that means anyone at any point who might have somehow labeled your phone number your email or even your physical trying not to curse your even your physical address will be added to that that agglomeration vin formation that is you so whether it's the pigglywiggly hot mattie whether it's a an old email address from college that a friend of yours has you know and it's like it's like.
"facebook" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Early two thousands this was the big question how will the government step in and either breakup microsoft or regulate them and to me there were a lot of echoes of that in this hearing this past week with microsoft the whole notion was essentially they impose rules on them about how they would use windows to get into other markets and and not be able to do that but with facebook how would this happen like what could radiation of facebook look like i don't think we got an answer to that question this week and i i wish that we had a few different ideas came up gdp are which is the european union's new sweeping privacy protections came up a lot and zakar said he thought there were parts of that that got right other parts that needed more examining the honest ads act came up i think that was the only piece of legislation that he actively supported which basically just brings political ads on facebook in line with the way they're regulated on television and radio but any other time that regular nation came up he had this what seemed like kind of a script where philosophically he endorsed the idea of course our data needs to be protected of course we need to be thinking critically about these issues but he really really was careful not to endorse specific legislation on the european regulation the gdp are they have something called the right to be forgotten in other words you can essentially trigger something that takes all of your personal information your personal data at least the aerobically out of these databases is there any indication that we could be headed there in the us with services like facebook.
"facebook" Discussed on Tear Down Show
"One of my disappointments with wine is that it is not wi fi connected one of the reasons i stopped drinking wine was the lack of wifi connectivity of my wine bottle yes i prefer my wind bluetooth connected no because it's only short range and unless it's got the bluetooth connection to the internet then i guess that's okay so i'm a guy who likes obviously connected bronx tests like products like this give everything a bad name i it's a product that you kinda just look and this isn't gonna make it and there's so many reasons why and so there's really there's really no reason why this company would would make it i mean so it's not surprising so i'm just i just wish companies like this one happened because it gives everyone a bad name in the space so that's all i have to say about it kuby fertile facebook i wanna know have you contemplated closing down your facebook page icon played it but i haven't how far did that complicate contemplation gone giving it some thought i just can't because i have companies that i probably i don't wanna shut it down because i want the company pages so you need it for business purposes you need to maintain your page all right so that's a very logical reason to maintain your page now have you seen a lot of your friends make big announcements about them getting off a facebook couple and how long do you think that's going to last.
"facebook" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Is that the experimental everything so there is nothing in human behavior that facebook does not think is appropriate subject full experimentation manipulation what was this ways of looking at facebook by the way is to go into it not as user but as a potential appetizer and when you do that you see different face the offer encounter a beautifully designed at automated system which is designed entirely to help you target your message at groups of people and it's absolutely magical it's a wonderful piece of software design once you get into it you begin to realize how we got here because among other things the software will make helpful suggestions but other audiences you might not have thought and that that was back a long way but it but essentially you never look at facebook the same way again if you've been in advertiser potential advertiser one of the problems that academic institutions have in exploring this of course you get ethical considerations quite popularizing really quickly i mean for example academics could do testing to see how leather say anti semitic messages managed to get targeted but you can get that passed an ethics board but it does happen and that's the real revelation about this stuff so do you think we take the second half of the scandal outrage at the moment which is this much of influence these two elections trump and now the stories about brexit to with breakfast moved onto this other firm.
"facebook" Discussed on Exponent
"What is it was interesting but let's get to the point we are not talking about massage about may's book which we talked about one or two times previously on this program talked about a lot of the issues that have come to the forefront this week but what was so interesting about sort of dividing take very sort of self cystic lens to this you know i was i was almost it was it was this whole thing's been very weird so just as everyone knows facebook cameras is alleged to have data from facebook that they acquired in violation the facebook terms of service and their and facebook knew about this a while ago they said delete the state are the like we did and then apparently they didn't and facebook now wants to you know there's there's been a big brouhaha to say the least probably the one of the biggest brewers running facebook that we've seen about the state and what's so kind of weird about it is is there's no there's no new news here there's nothing there's nothing i mean i guess cambridge acquired it in the way they did and allegedly didn't delete it is is something but even that is not very surprising when she back up and understand the circumstances of this case it's kind of crazy i feel like they've been folks and myself included kind of frustrated at the way that facebook was treating this dada for so long and we're coming at it threes lleida and all of a sudden as a result of the context it suddenly snapped into focus and it's become it's just it's gone straight into the guy and i guess it just goes to show that how much the context of i mean this is something that i think is consistent with something that you and i have both talked about which is the important of narratives and i think the idea of the data leaking in the absence of the narrative probably didn't upset people so much as.
"facebook" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Or first amendment issues no i don't think we are i think you know for this particular issue fortunately the federal trade commission actually got a consent decree against facebook in twenty eleven that specified certain things they were not supposed to do they were not supposed to make misrepresentations about privacy or security they were supposed to require obtain affirmative express consent from their users for a lot of data uses and i think that as we further investigate this we may see serious fines finally for a company that you i think has managed to avoid regulation in for far too long sell some of our listeners are reacting really struggling with what they should do and how a facebook affects their lives andy on twitter rights is it definitely feels inescapable of been wanting to quit for years because of how invasive it is but it's also become essential to stay connected with friends and family especially since moving halfway across the country mike wrote on our website facebook is not a part of the infrastructure you can exist on the internet without ever needing facebook frank what do you think what do you think people ought to do to be able to stay engage in used social media for the great tool that it is but also protect themselves well i think there are better and worse forms of social media so for example no i used to be on facebook a great deal of time i still am on it but say i've moved more to instagram you know or things like that it's like if you can maybe find forms of social media where maybe there is not so much of a threat potential i think we've seen a lot of the threats of facebook so being criticized throughout this hour but i think ultimately though this is a regulatory matter i've heard both emily and ben talk about the need for regulation i completely agree because the problem is that even if your facebook facebook maybe on you in the sense that they have shadow profiles so this is a bit like the equifax situation right nobody can choose not to be have a file with equifax so we have to regulate them and i think the same thing is going on here is on the line from providence rhode island.
"facebook" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Third party applications to get this data from people's friends without their consent millions of people's information was harvested by third parties to which we do not know their names or how it's used so though though this isn't going on any more that in for information is out there and i would think would be safe to assume that people are using it in all sorts of ways that we don't understand so for those of us who are not tech savvy what should we be concerned about or what should we be doing now to protect ourselves ben well there are a number of things that one can do modifying the privacy settings on facebook but ultimately it's important to keep in mind that a company like facebook has every incentive to bury those settings to make them difficult to understand and it will never give you the option to opt out of its business model right it can only make tweaks around the edges so i think the most important thing that people who are concerned about this could do is to contact their representatives to actually build some political momentum around this issue because this ultimately needs to be a regulatory solution yeah and i just add you know the business model of facebook people have known that it was kind of gross in the way that it would target ads to you and we were grossed out by seeing micro targeted ads that new let's say that i have a son and that he is going to be three soon and we're gonna have a birthday party and all the ads are about that and people found that disquieting but i think what may impel people to actually contact the representatives now is realizing that the exact same mechanisms that allow people to serve us those ads are the mechanisms that allowed russian propagandists and companies like cambridge analytic to actually influence the democratic processes in nations and those are two very different the stakes are much higher in one of those scenarios but it's the exact same technology and the basis of which is facebook's.
"facebook" Discussed on Slate's If Then
"Um it in the newsfeed it made me think much more about the question of of happiness of satisfaction of mental health than it did about news about fake news about propaganda about hate speech i tend to think that facebook has the people at facebook have tended to ignore or downgrade the rather obvious influence that the medium has had on our public sphere you know they're they're they're not comfortable with the fact that human beings perform politics on facebook they would rather we did less of that they they're not comfortable with the fact that they don't seem to have an answer because the problem is no answer to promoting uh work from a set of responsible publications and downgrading work that comes from publications that you or i or people who you know read slate subscribe to sleep i guess would think of as response of right they they don't want to be in that editorial role it makes them feel really really uncomfortable really weird but they love the abstract they love talking about meaningful social interactions the problem is the word meaningful is meaningless so so just sent a threat to track a little bit i mean of course second order fair a democracy to properly function people have to have access said good information so that they can vote meaningfully as meaning that word is and you know that's why we have laws about media ownership in and you know dominance and things like that when it comes to how we get information and and facebook has largely evaded a lot of those regulations because they're not traditional right there is a social platform one thing that they came up for me though in what you're saying is that facebook i think it's really resident for me that the think of facebook as a place it doesn't want to encourage political communication because i look at how many activists that i've seen um you know particularly black lives matter activists that that have you know been kicked off facebook put in facebook jail for a short amount of time because they were talking about very difficult issues or they were making a post that address keno dear white people or something like that and and and so it's not just a matter of bought set or a matter of fake news and your feet.
"facebook" Discussed on The Wellness Business Podcast
"G and i know you also help others run successful groups with your done for you content and training so we knew you're going to be a perfect person to us to talk about this and um i posted a my facebook group to feed a kind of gauge and see what questions people have serena covers some of that today were kinda we've in some of the questions that um my facebook members were asking too so but first let's take a step back because i don't think everyone knows what the difference is between a facebook page and a facebook group so how do you like to explain the difference okay so and this is kind of evolved as as time has gone by and facebook page is obviously when you run a business you wanna have a facebook page at represent your brand what i've noticed especially over the last couple of years and if you look at facebook stats a conversation engagement tends to be at really a minimal level on your fan page maya purpose for running my fan page i definitely have brand awareness i definitely post on a regular basis but i don't use it to create conversations i really use that suggests cheap uh you know keep current and make sure that if people are checking my page are gonna see that i am active in obviously runs facebook ads from your fan page um so that's really the main purpose i don't really leverage it that much other than to run facebook ads from because it's simply not an effective place for me to send my time so i actually have my assistant is posting in there we know we do we run through it approved pose sauna like a chunk we do a time walkaway chunk the plo's center will scheduled amount but it's not a main part of my strategy honestly on some people do very well with era fan pages but as small business owners as entrepreneurs we don't have a lotta time and so for me it's definitely not been the most effective plays distended groups however on the other hand had been massive for me and i see it changing people's businesses because back.