New Facebook group for PG!

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New Facebook group for PG!

Postby Ros » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:47 pm

For those of a facebook persuasion, Seth has kindly created a new group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/453385751686917/

for general discussion, hilarity and promotion of the site. Please do join us!
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Re: New Facebook group for PG!

Postby lotus » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:25 am

March 2018

A top Facebook executive wrote an internal memo in 2016 that defended the company’s growth as necessary and justified,
even if the social network was used to bully someone to death or help plan a terrorist attack.

The leaked document, obtained by BuzzFeed News and published Thursday, was written by Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth. Titled “The Ugly,” Bosworth roundly defended Facebook’s acquisition of user data, what he calls “all the questionable contact importing practices” and “all the subtle language that helps people stay searchable by friends.”

“We connect people. Period. That’s why all the work we do in growth is justified,” he wrote. “All of the work we do to bring more communication in. The work we will likely have to do in China some day. All of it.”

He continued: “That can be bad if they make it negative. Maybe it costs someone a life by exposing someone to bullies. Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools.”

“And still we connect people.”



https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fa ... e50acc8486
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Re: New Facebook group for PG!

Postby David » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:27 pm

Yep, that's it. Terrorist attacks are our raison d'être. The poetry is just a front - and often quite a bad one.
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Re: New Facebook group for PG!

Postby lotus » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:11 am

Centuries before Facebook, traveling scholars carried “friendship books” — alba amicorum —
to document their professional and personal associations.

https://hyperallergic.com/436009/the-re ... ial-media/
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