Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it.

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Facebook Trialling Downvote Dislike Button 2018 Algorithm

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Not rubbish your friends post up ??. ” The company says it’s not testing a dislike button but “exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts.” How will the Facebook algorithm take into account Facebook post dislikes?

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Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How Facebook and Twitter work with big data companies in Australia and beyond. And while Twitter and other companies are also using this data, its the big data companies that should be looked at more carefully. But it is very much like 2018. Ancient history?

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How not to thank your customers

Community Guy

But rather than just say “thank you”, we’d like to extend a unique offer to you and your friends. Send your friends and family a special offer ($100 value) and when they sign up and complete the 4 week trial, you can earn $20 FREE POSTAGE!

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And if your friends are around you (the term voice waveform fingerprint seems to be voice mapping). yeah turn off location tracking, go to the pub with friends, and presto, your location is tracked. Asking for a friend.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. I was the guy who spent countless hours off the clock trying to help companies get excited about working directly with customers and fans. Outside of a very small circle of friends and family, everyone in my online world was shocked. “I Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. I was the guy who spent countless hours off the clock trying to help companies get excited about working directly with customers and fans. Outside of a very small circle of friends and family, everyone in my online world was shocked. “I Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while.

2018 89

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Our research indicates that this will increase the healthy life-span of our citizens by several years, at a fraction the cost the “industry”, and its parasitic insurance companies and lawyers, have been charging. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And I enjoy the company of friends. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

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