Facebook Touts Privacy Future, But Critics Question Sincerity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at the company's F8 developer conference on April 30, 2019. Here he's discussing Facebook's position on privacy, saying that "the future is private." (Photo credit: Facebook)

“Today we are going to talk about building a privacy-focused social platform,” said Mark Zuckerberg as he began his keynote address at this year’s F8 developer conference. Facebook’s soon-to-be 35-year old chief executive took the stage to introduce the world to what he hoped his creation could become, one that pressured its users to be… Continue reading Facebook Touts Privacy Future, But Critics Question Sincerity

LinkedIn Goes Live

If you looked at the video space earlier than 2017, LinkedIn would not have been associated with it. The Microsoft-owned professional social network hadn’t really dipped its toes into the media, essentially surrendering opportunities to the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and of course, YouTube. Fast-forward to today and LinkedIn is rolling out its latest feature… Continue reading LinkedIn Goes Live

Facebook Going to Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address during Facebook's F8 developer conference in 2015. Photo credit: Ken Yeung/TheLetterTwo

In the Aaron Sorkin-created show “The West Wing”, there’s an episode in which fictional President Jed Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen) argues with his Chief-of-Staff Leo McGarry (the late-John Spencer) about stances on political issues — the latter wished Bartlet would be more aggressive about his positions. Ultimately they reach the conclusion that it’s time… Continue reading Facebook Going to Facebook

Facebook Risks Biting The Hand That Feeds It

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives keynote address at the company's F8 developer conference in 2016.

Earlier this week, Facebook announced a major change in how its more than 2 billion users will experience the social network. It’s around the News Feed, the most recognizable and important part of the service, and the update wasn’t just a minor tweak to its algorithm — it was something much more significant. Facebook is… Continue reading Facebook Risks Biting The Hand That Feeds It